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    new hook up swg

    I am about to hook up a circupool RG 30 swg on a 12,000 agp,tried the cheaper intex last couple years with no luck.This time i will and have been reading pool school and hoping wife will too,lol
    My question is should i leave the chlorinator inlinne with the SWG or remove it? Also should i get pool clear before putting salt and running SWG? I been have wife dummping bleach every night but pool is still greenish,and i iam waiting on test FAS-DPD .thanks
    24' AGP sandstone,12,000 gal , cricupool rj30 SWG,fas-dpd test kit. BBB

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    bobodaclown's Avatar
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    Lakeland, FL

    Re: new hook up swg

    I would recommend getting the pool chemicals in balance before hooking up the SWCG. Why you ask? A SWCG does a good job at maintaining chlorine levels but doesn't do the best job at shocking it. You can add a couple of gallons of bleach to bring the chlorine level up quickly, but a SWCG brings it up slowly by it's design limitations. Even if you have a super-chlorinate setting it still has to produce it over a period of time.

    greenish... Are you doing the shock procedure?

    Got pictures?
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: new hook up swg

    It is alright to have both a tablet feeder and a SWG. If you do, put the tablet feeder first and the SWG last.

    As bobodaclown suggested, it is best to get the pool cleaned up and balanced before starting to use the SWG.
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    Re: new hook up swg

    ok thanks,i am offshore till thursday so i have wife putting bleach 2 -3 gals every night,it is starting to get better but still a lil green,and i have the SWG in but wont hook it up till thur. or fri.,thanks ill try to get pics.
    On the chlorinator, i have it and was just wanting to leave it hooked up just in case i would need it to help out on these rainy day we r findly getting and maybe vacation days.We are still waiting on test kit so i hope i have it in by thur..
    24' AGP sandstone,12,000 gal , cricupool rj30 SWG,fas-dpd test kit. BBB

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