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    Power/operational requirements

    Hey all, just completing my research and I notice a lot of pump run time issues with swcg's. I have a 2 speed pump for a 30' (figuring 22000 gal with 54" walls) which I run in low speed 24/7. That is 1/8th hp in low so I figure less than $1.70 or so a day. Does a swcg pump Cl all the time while the pump is running? A lot of the posts have show people over-chlorinating their pools while only running 6 hrs a day. Is this a major concern for cell life? Any other issues I am missing would be greatly appreciated.n I was considering the Compupool CPSC-48...should I reconsider? Maybe downsizing to the xx

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    SW Indiana

    Re: Power/operational requirements

    You just need to adjust the percentage on the SWCG to match the run time you have selected. You also need to make sure that your pump will provide sufficient flow for the generator to safely operate or it won't generate.
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Power/operational requirements

    The SWG produces chlorine for the percentage of the time that you have it set to. You shouldn't have any problems.
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    Re: Power/operational requirements

    Very cool then, at 1/8HP I get pretty good flow. Some day I will calculate it and get a timer.

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