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    baq to chlorine switch..hi psi

    hi kids, just started the baq to chlorine switch. no chunks yet, just a nice shade of barf green. i have added over the last 3 hours about 6 gals. of 12% bleach. i've had to backwash 3 times and the pressure is building rapidly, as expected?? i know the pump needs to run 24/7, so how do i get thru the nite with the pressure (normal 12psi...backwashed at 30psi) building so quickly?? will this hurt the pump/filter??
    readings after 3 hours of slowly adding bleach:
    ph...7.2
    fc....8
    foto taken 2 minutes into conversion
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    Re: baq to chlorine switch..hi psi

    and the pressure is building rapidly, as expected??
    Yep, pretty much. Your filter is collecting a lot of junk and that's a drawback for a DE filter.....because it filters the finest, it plugs up the quickest.

    In your case, I would shut it off overnight and restart when you can be with it and backwash as needed. There is really no point in running a plugged system......you're not getting anything done.

    You wouldn't hurt the pump to run it but you would waste most of the electricity because you won't get any circulation through a clogged DE.

    The intervals will become longer between backwashes and you will likely be able to let it run overnight in the near future...perhaps tomorrow night.
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    Re: baq to chlorine switch..hi psi

    thanx for the fast reply...shutting down the filter makes sense when nothing is getting through it. will resume tomorrow...thanx again
    Capt Joe...14,000 gal. IGV
    Hayward 3620 DE..1.5 HP..72GPM
    solar cover..Dolphin robot
    TF 100 XL
    Bayville, NJ..I'd rather be fishin' !!

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    Re: baq to chlorine switch..hi psi

    sorry about the foto, kids..will try again tomorrow
    Capt Joe...14,000 gal. IGV
    Hayward 3620 DE..1.5 HP..72GPM
    solar cover..Dolphin robot
    TF 100 XL
    Bayville, NJ..I'd rather be fishin' !!

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    Re: baq to chlorine switch..hi psi

    Or, if you have a multi-port valve, you can set the valve on recirculate overnight, and then put it back to filter tomorrow, which will help the conversion along a little.
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    Re: baq to chlorine switch..hi psi

    recirc. it is...anything to help this conversion go faster. thanx
    Capt Joe...14,000 gal. IGV
    Hayward 3620 DE..1.5 HP..72GPM
    solar cover..Dolphin robot
    TF 100 XL
    Bayville, NJ..I'd rather be fishin' !!

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