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    Hello

    I found TFP while trying to determine how to set up my SWG system and have found it very helpful.

    I am an avid swimmer, but perhaps unconventional. I don't like chemicals and given the option, I would swim in a nice, clean lake or river. However, since that is not practical, I have opted for a SWG, hoping that will minimize the amount of harsh chemicals I need to use. I have a fairly small Intex Ultra-frame pool and have rigged up a rather hokey, but highly effective "swim in place" system. I love being able to "lap swim" in the comfort of my own backyard and hope to eventually find a way to inexpensively make the pool a 3 season situation so I can swim most of the year.
    Intex Ultra-frame pool 6.5 ft by 13 ft. 42 in. deep (approx 2220 gal.)
    1/3 HP Game SandPro 35D sand filter
    Intex Krystal clear SWG

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    Re: Hello

    Hey there Swiminplace

    Where is Keizer? Can you please add more to that locale- it helps us by knowing your climate. Thanks!

    We love our SWG! I barely have to do more than some testing and tweaking now and then. It produces more chlorine than I need so that should extend its lifespan.

    You'll still need some CYA, y'know? Anything else is on an "as needs" basis, which is good since it limits the products one is putting in their pool.

    Glad to have ya here!

    Yippee
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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to TFP!

    TFPers aren't fans of unneeded chemicals either, we love using as little as possible- but whether from an SWG or the grocery store bleach aisle, chlorine is chlorine.

    I'd love to see more about your DIY endless pool.
    "...chemistry is not an exact science" -Mario Andrada, Rio 2016 Olympics spokesman
    21' x 52" Radiant Metric Round ~10K gal AGP with Hayward S180t pump/sand filter.
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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Hello

    YippeeSkippy,
    Keizer is in Oregon. We are between the coast and the Cascade Range, so we have a very mild climate, but it can get pretty hot during the summer...today is about 98 degrees in the shade, but was supposed to be 106, so I'm thankful!
    Intex Ultra-frame pool 6.5 ft by 13 ft. 42 in. deep (approx 2220 gal.)
    1/3 HP Game SandPro 35D sand filter
    Intex Krystal clear SWG

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