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    New to SWG, what to do about .5 CC

    I just tested my water. FC is around 5.5 and CC .5. All other level in perfect range. Since I am new to using a SWG, what do you do when you get .5 or higher CC? Superchlorinate? Run higher % output for a few hours??

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    Re: New to SWG, what to do about .5 CC

    Unless it is greater than 0.5 ppm on the CC, you don't need to shock. Anything from 0.5 inclusive, all the way to 0 is fine as long as you are at your target FC for your particular CYA level.

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    Re: New to SWG, what to do about .5 CC

    What do you do when CC are more than .5 or 1 and you have a SWG?

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    Re: New to SWG, what to do about .5 CC

    Shock by adding chlorine (bleach,...) per the Pool School article under the "How To" section. Here is the direct link:
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...king_your_pool
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    Re: New to SWG, what to do about .5 CC

    What is the "superchlorinate" function of the SWG used for?

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    Re: New to SWG, what to do about .5 CC

    You can use your SWG to shock using the superchlorinate function instead of adding bleach, but it will reduce the life of your cell.
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    Re: New to SWG, what to do about .5 CC

    Quote Originally Posted by JimM01
    You can use your SWG to shock using the superchlorinate function instead of adding bleach, but it will reduce the life of your cell.
    ..and probably isn't quite as effective since you don't get that instantaneous increase of FC that you get from dumping chlorine straight in.
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    Re: New to SWG, what to do about .5 CC

    One way to use is if you are having a large pool party, set it on super chlorinate for several hours to keep the FC level up.
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