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Thread: SWG piping

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    May 2011
    Los Angeles, CA

    SWG piping

    Hi everyone!

    Can someone please tell me how to pipe a SWG. I am new to pool maintenance and am toying with the idea of installing a SWG in my pool.

    Also, how much longer do i have to run the pump? Mine runs 11 hours a day at a low flow rate to acheive 1.1 turnover.

    Suley, West Hills, CA
    IG 23000 Gallons with IG Spa Gunite plaster, Pentair Intelliflo VS 3HP, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 420 Cartridge filter, Teledyne Laars One series 400,000 BTU Nat Gas Heater, Hayward Max Flo 1HP Single Speed Spa pump, Noisy Spa blower, Dolphin Deluxe 4 robotic vacuum.

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: SWG piping

    If the swcg will work on low flow (& most do) you won't need to run it any longer than you run it now.
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: SWG piping

    Plumbing is easy. The SWG should be the last thing on the line before the pipes go to the pool (after filter and heater).
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Apr 2011
    Lakeland, FL

    Re: SWG piping

    I just added mine a few weeks ago. I've included pictures:
    17K Kidney Shaped Pool Concrete (Diamond Bright) Pool, 3/4 hp 2 speed 115V Sta-rite Duraglas PEA5D-180L/P2R5D-181L (Impeller C105-92PS Diffuser C1-216P), 1.5 piping, Pentair CC100 Filter , Heat Siphon 100K BTU Heat Pump Pool Heater, Flow meter Blue White Flowmeter Model No. F-30150P, Hayward Astrolight SP0581N, SWCG CalimarTitanium Edition TE45 , Lakeland Florida

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    Mar 2009
    Huntsville, AL

    Re: SWG piping

    Some SWGs also have a flow sensor/switch that requires a run of straight tubing immediately before the switch. Check the manuals of the units you are interested in to see if there is a sensor and what the length of the straight run needs to be.
    27K gal, IG vinyl, 1.5 HP pump, 24" sand filter, Goldline Aqua Plus SWG

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