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    Curious Question About The LQ

    So how does this thing work? I have it installed and running, but the yellow chlorine bed lays on the bottom and the output is up near the top. I know bleach is heavier than water, so how does the LQ draw the chlorine up to dispense it?

    Pool: IG 22k- 16x32 clipped corners- vinyl liner, w/ a great board. Built in 3/99, new to me 2/2011.
    Equip: Hayward 3600 DE filter, Hayward CL-200 Chlorinator (empty since 7/5/2013).
    K-2006 Test kit with Speedstir
    Located in Cincinnati, OH. TFP lurker since 9/2011, BBB interested since 5/2012 and converted 7/2013.

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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Curious Question About The LQ

    Some of the chlorine diffuses across the boundary and mixes with the pool water in the upper level. That happens at a slow controlled rate, which makes the whole thing work.
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    Curious Question About The LQ

    I also have the lq and mine does the same thing, like Jason said that's how it's supposed to work.
    Chlorine stays at the bottom
    Slowly mixing with the water then gets sucked into the pool.
    So your lq is working exactly as its supposed to.
    Only thing to watch for during initial installation is the direction of flow.
    When i setup mine I accidentally installed the flow meter backwards and nothing would flow lol!
    18' x 33' Aqua leader AGP (~19k gal) w/hayward swimpro voyager cartridge filter and 2hp hayward pump.
    8 Gal LQ, hayward heater.

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