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    How quickly do SWG's generate chlorine?

    I am curious as to how much chlorine my SWG (My Blue Pool) can create on it's highest setting. I looked through the entire manual and could not find anything about the output of the generator. The reason I ask is that my FC is 1.0 and I want to raise it to 4.0 and want to know how long that would take. I suppose I could just turn it on and take measurements and then turn it down when it gets to the desired FC ppm, but I'm thinking there must be some formula out there.
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    Re: How quickly do SWG's generate chlorine?

    Too many variables to calculate. How much sun your pool gets, CYA level, generator size, pool volume, salt level, bather load, existing algae among other things.
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    Re: How quickly do SWG's generate chlorine?

    If you take the lbs/day output of a system, that is based on 24 hrs @100% output.
    For instance, my SC-60 cell produces 1.92 lbs/day or 0.08 lbs/hr (1.28 oz/hr) at maximum output.

    You need 1.3 oz to increase 1 ppm in 10,000 gallons (taken from typical chemical dosage charts, also used in the CPO training manual).

    THEREFORE, and this is all theoretically as the other variables pointed out by John will affect this, you will need approximately 4 oz to increase 1 ppm in your pool (using 30,000 gallons because it's easier for me to calculate). So 4 ppm = 16 oz.

    What is the output of the salt system you're using?
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    Re: How quickly do SWG's generate chlorine?

    The problem is he doesn't know what his output is. My IC40 would take about 12 hrs to go from 1 to 4 ppm, and your SWCG would take only 9 hrs. So if he has a SWCG that has an output similiar to ours, 1.4 to 1.9 lbs/day, then it will take about half a day give or take a couple of hours.
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    Re: How quickly do SWG's generate chlorine?

    The My Blue Pool units appear to be rebranded Resilience units. They make three models: 0.75 lbs/day, 1.38 lbs/day, and 2.07 lbs/day.
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    Re: How quickly do SWG's generate chlorine?

    Quote Originally Posted by TripleB4me
    The problem is he doesn't know what his output is.
    Exactly......I need to find that out somehow. I couldn't find anything in the manual.
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    Re: How quickly do SWG's generate chlorine?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    The My Blue Pool units appear to be rebranded Resilience units. They make three models: 0.75 lbs/day, 1.38 lbs/day, and 2.07 lbs/day.
    Awesome! I'll follow this lead. Maybe they have some better documentation.
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    Re: How quickly do SWG's generate chlorine?

    Why would you want to burn hours on your SWG when you can just add bleach and get immediate results?
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