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    High FC without Intellichlor running

    Today I noticed the lights on the Intellichlor were out (hopefully just a fuse). It may have not been producing for a few days, so I checked the FC and the reading was orange. Has never been this high. How can I have a FC off the charts with the cell not running? And its been +100F here the last several weeks. I did add CYA last week and the FC was about 5ppm then.

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    Re: High FC without Intellichlor running

    Quote Originally Posted by coog61
    Today I noticed the lights on the Intellichlor were out (hopefully just a fuse). It may have not been producing for a few days, so I checked the FC and the reading was orange. Has never been this high. How can I have a FC off the charts with the cell not running? And its been +100F here the last several weeks. I did add CYA last week and the FC was about 5ppm then.

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    You can't have FC without a source. Are you sure the cell was not producing...maybe the lights just are not working? How are you testing for FC?
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    Re: High FC without Intellichlor running

    Prior I had tested with the HTC kit. Now just retested with the T-50 kit. Wow, it recorded ~17 ppm FC (yes 35*0.5). I wondering if before the cell went out if it possibly generated these high levels. I have turned if off and will test again tomorrow.
    17,500 Gallon, SWG 33' x 21' freeform w/ Sunstone Cobalt Plaster. Attached 6 X 6 Spa raised 12" w/ 6 Jets with Moss Rock Spillover. 25' Moss Rock Waterfall. Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 for Pool, 2 HP Whisperflo for Waterfall, Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge 320, Pentair 400K BTU Max-E-Therm heater, Pentair Intellichor, Pentair EasyTouch 4P, Pentair Legend Platinum Cleaner w/ 3/4 hp pump, autofill system, nat gas fire pit. BBB convert

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    Re: High FC without Intellichlor running

    Not the fuse!
    17,500 Gallon, SWG 33' x 21' freeform w/ Sunstone Cobalt Plaster. Attached 6 X 6 Spa raised 12" w/ 6 Jets with Moss Rock Spillover. 25' Moss Rock Waterfall. Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 for Pool, 2 HP Whisperflo for Waterfall, Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge 320, Pentair 400K BTU Max-E-Therm heater, Pentair Intellichor, Pentair EasyTouch 4P, Pentair Legend Platinum Cleaner w/ 3/4 hp pump, autofill system, nat gas fire pit. BBB convert

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    Re: High FC without Intellichlor running

    Cell was 2 yrs into the 3 yr warranty. Was replaced today at no cost and seems to be working well.
    17,500 Gallon, SWG 33' x 21' freeform w/ Sunstone Cobalt Plaster. Attached 6 X 6 Spa raised 12" w/ 6 Jets with Moss Rock Spillover. 25' Moss Rock Waterfall. Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 for Pool, 2 HP Whisperflo for Waterfall, Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge 320, Pentair 400K BTU Max-E-Therm heater, Pentair Intellichor, Pentair EasyTouch 4P, Pentair Legend Platinum Cleaner w/ 3/4 hp pump, autofill system, nat gas fire pit. BBB convert

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