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    height of SWG ?

    Hi - new to pool ownership and would like to install an SWG this summer to eliminate the need for toting a ton of bleach to/fro the pool. I currently have an inline chlorinator which I don't use, since those darn tabs are so evil.

    Anyway, I'd like to replace the chlorinator with an SWG, probably the Compupool cpsc36. In installing it, does the SWG need to be physically higher than the top of the filter? It looks like that's the general consensus, but I don't see it documented in any installation instructions.

    I have a hayward de (fiberclear) 4800 filter, which is about 42" tall, which means my pipes from the SWG would go from the ground up to about 4 feet. Is that advisable, or can/should it be lower?

    TIA - Brian
    16x32 Vinyl lined IG, 1 skimmer, 1 return, 2 seat jets, 19.5k gal, Hayward 4800 fiber clear filter, 1hp pump, heater and in-line chlorinator

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    Re: height of SWG ?

    I can only speak for my SWG (Circupool RJ45).
    My cellwas installed more near the bottom of my filter.
    I would think it does not matter, so long as flow is not comprimised.

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    Re: height of SWG ?

    Most I have seen are not above the filter either.

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    Re: height of SWG ?

    It doesn't matter as long as it's full of water when the system is on.
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    Re: height of SWG ?

    cool, thanks all!

    seems like a pretty straightforward process to install w/some basic skills (luckily I have!). Of course I've now just jinxed myself, I'm sure.
    16x32 Vinyl lined IG, 1 skimmer, 1 return, 2 seat jets, 19.5k gal, Hayward 4800 fiber clear filter, 1hp pump, heater and in-line chlorinator

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