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    Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholorine

    Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholorine? Just do not want to damage or reduce the life. Great site BTW, fantastic info.
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    Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

    Yes.

    But note you should never add bleach or acid to the skimmer ... always put them into the pool in front of a return jet.

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    Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

    Chlorine is chlorine. The chlorine that comes out of the SWG is the same as any that you'd put into the pool any other way. Bleach is chlorine, SWG chlorine is chlorine, and tablets are chlorine. (tablets do contain other stuff like CYA and calcium though, but the chlorine part is always... chlorine) :~}

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    Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

    Short answers. Yes, yes, you can.
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    Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

    Welcome to TFP.

    Listen to Jason, you can add it with the swcg running but I wouldn't pour it in the skimmer.
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    Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

    Well after weeks of research and a frustrating cloudy pool I got lucky enough to find this site. My pool is balanced and clear!!! I had it all right after my frist few read throughs in the pool school but that dang FC, added a little regular Clorox bleach and now everything is as it should be. I can't wait for pool opening next year, bring it, of course that will be after the new liner (found a few little tears, yes I patched them) and the light is not working and the one big thing left for this year is to tend to the fact I just noticed the bozo that installed the SWG 2 years ago did not ground the sucker.....This could be a problem?
    27,000 gallon rectangular, Vinyl lined with slide, TRIAC flow over hot tub (with hayward C-SPA-XI heater that won't turn on, so now a nice kiddie pool), Compu Pool SWG, Spectrum Amerlite Color underwater light for pool and spa (pool light won't turn on, yea, year 7 of pool ownership sucks), STA-RITE Dura Glas centrifugal pump with trap and Hi-rate sand filter.

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    Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

    Yes, it certainly should be both grounded and bonded (separately). Do you know the difference between those two and how to do each?
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    Re: Can you leave your SWG on when intorducing liquid cholor

    There is a bonding lug. Need to attach an 8 AWG copper wire to the pool bonding system? Hoping that's the cable bolted to the ground by pump This stuff was fun til I got to the electrical issues. might have to call an electrician or lock my husband in the pool house until he tends to this mess. Thankful I noticed though
    27,000 gallon rectangular, Vinyl lined with slide, TRIAC flow over hot tub (with hayward C-SPA-XI heater that won't turn on, so now a nice kiddie pool), Compu Pool SWG, Spectrum Amerlite Color underwater light for pool and spa (pool light won't turn on, yea, year 7 of pool ownership sucks), STA-RITE Dura Glas centrifugal pump with trap and Hi-rate sand filter.

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