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    Cleaning SWG

    Hi all,

    We had the pool refinished with pebble sheen. When I took the SWG out to clean I noticed there are little pebbles stuck inside the plates. I have tried forcing them out with a hose but they are stuck in there. SWG is working fine though. SHould I be concerned? Is there anything I can do to get them out? They aren't filled with them and flow seems fine but there are a handful stuck in there. I am wondering it they will damage the plates.

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    Greg
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    Re: Cleaning SWG

    Try to gently nudge them out with something like a popsicle stick.
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    Re: Cleaning SWG

    Ok. I just don't want to damage the plates. I guess I'll go buy some popsicles.
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    Re: Cleaning SWG

    If they aren't long enough try chops sticks. You don't want to scrape the plates with anything metal as that can damage the coating on the plates.
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    Re: Cleaning SWG

    Chinese and Popsicles for dessert. Now that's something I can get behind. I guess the question I have is how are they getting in there? Is your SWG put inline after the filter?


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    Re: Cleaning SWG

    Or a wooden paint stir stick. The SGS Breeze SWGs comes with one. Work great.
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    Re: Cleaning SWG

    Well that is what worried me. Yes, the SWG is after the filter - it is the last piece of equipment water flows through before heading out to the returns - so I am not sure how they could make it all the way to the SWG. We had the filters grids changed when we had the pool refinished. (Haywood DE filter - 4820). Odd??
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