I struggled all last summer and never was able to get our SWG able to handle chlorine production on its own.
I've decided I'm just going to bag it this year and unplug the thing. I figure I'll save a ton on electricity by being able to run the pump a lot less (about 33%) as well as whatever power the SWG unit uses. Does it actually use that much...not sure?? At any rate, I'll also save on buying salt. I'll save on buying more CYA. Whenever I had to shock last year, and it was a lot, I had to use so much chlorine with the high CYA the SWG requires. I seem to be adding bleach all the time and can't trust the thing if we leave for an extended period in the summer, so what's the point really? Just going to make it a job for the kids to add a few cups-o-bleach a day and be done with it.