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    Hayward swim pure not generating chlorine.......

    I had the cell tested and it is good. The box is giving me mixed readings and the "generating" light is not coming on. The pool store said there is a fuse that may be blown but it looks good. I have been fighting algae for a month now it seems. I cleaned the cell yesterday after changing my sand, and ran it on super chlorinate all night and there is not chlorine in the pool while the salt level measured in at 3200. A week ago it was recommended to me that I apply 12 bags of shock to turn the chloroform in the algae from green to gray or blueish and then change my sand. The color change did take place for a couple of days but then slowly went back to full on warm tone green. Then I was told the algae must have eaten up that chlorine for there to be no chlorine in the water after a week and having that much shock in the water. I have also used two bottles of algaecide in the past month. I don't get it. Would love suggestions.

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    Re: Hayward swim pure not generating chlorine.......

    First we need a complete set of test results. SWG are not good for fighting a full blown algae bloom. Once algae takes hold you need to turn off the SWG and complete the shock process using liquid chlorine. After you post a set of test results we can help you figure out how much chlorine you need to shock the pool.
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    Re: Hayward swim pure not generating chlorine.......

    For now go back to regular chlorine, use enough to get your free chlorine high (shock), and keep it there. The Hayward isn't working so you need an alternative form of chlorine.
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    Re: Hayward swim pure not generating chlorine.......

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    First we need a complete set of test results. SWG are not good for fighting a full blown algae bloom. Once algae takes hold you need to turn off the SWG and complete the shock process using liquid chlorine. After you post a set of test results we can help you figure out how much chlorine you need to shock the pool.

    Not sure where I can get liquid chlorine in Marietta/Atlanta, Ga. Leslie's doesn't sell it. I don't have the water test results available at the moment but everything was good except the ph dropped to 7. I added 4 lbs of soda ash and have a box of shock on hand. I was instructed to add 3 bags after the soda ash has circulated for four hours. I also bought a bottle of Algae Control from Leslie's Pool service.

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond by the way.

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    TF-100 Test Kit
    1 1/2 HP Hayward Super II pump model: C48L2N134B1
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    Hayward variflo valve
    mesh cover over the winter
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    Re: Hayward swim pure not generating chlorine.......

    Algaecide is not generally worth using. It won't help much at all against a full algae bloom. It is really designed to prevent getting algae in the first place. Plus some kinds of algaecide have bad side effects.

    You can use regular household bleach, without any added scent or special features, instead of liquid chlorine. In many cases it is less expensive than other forms of chlorine. Most of the other forms of chlorine have disadvantages, adding either CYA or CH, which can cause problems later on.

    When you have a chance, it would be a huge help if you could actually post the full set of water test numbers. That will tell us far more than "everything was good".

    You should do some reading in Pool School, especially the section on fighting algae.
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    Re: Hayward swim pure not generating chlorine.......

    The box is giving me mixed readings and the "generating" light is not coming on
    Set the output to 100% then
    Sequentially press the diagnostic button and post the following
    1. Temp
    2. Cell voltage
    3. Cell current
    4. output %
    5. salinity
    6 produt name
    7. Software revision level

    Most likely the main board is defective
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