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Thread: CH and Fiberglass Slide

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    CH and Fiberglass Slide

    It occurred to me as I was cleaning my slide the other day that while my CH level being low (50) won't effect my vinyl liner, it could be slowly damaging the fiberglass slide that I generally leave running 24/7.

    Just turn off the slide, right? Well, I like to run the slide 24/7 so that it stays clean. With the chlorinated water running down, it doesn't develop the mildew (black freckles) stains it would otherwise. Sometimes I switch it from being a pool-system "return" to fresh water from the garden hose if I need to top off a little water, but generally it is fed from my pump.

    Just being cautious as they are extremely pricey to replace or even re-coat. What do you think, should I bump up my CH to fiberglass pool recommended levels?

    Thanks guys!
    20k gal, IG Vinyl, IntelliFlo VF Pump, 60 GPM sand filter, 2 skimmers, one main drain, two returns, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot, Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: CH and Fiberglass Slide

    That's what I would do. while your vinyl liner won't care it certainly won't hurt anything either.
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    You can stop SLAMing your pool when you pass the OCLT (You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & You have .5ppm CC's or less) & your water is clear.

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    Re: CH and Fiberglass Slide

    Thanks, it is just another cost I guess. I wasn't sure if the slides have some sort of coating that would make them less susceptible to damage from low CH.
    20k gal, IG Vinyl, IntelliFlo VF Pump, 60 GPM sand filter, 2 skimmers, one main drain, two returns, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot, Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: CH and Fiberglass Slide

    I am not sure if it has ever been determined that low CH truly damages fiberglass. I have seen it discussed on here but I thought maybe the jury was still out. Did I miss something definitive?
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    Re: CH and Fiberglass Slide

    I don't know if it's been decided 100% but in my mind if there's any doubt, it's not something that it hurts to add as long as you control it.
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    24' x 52" Round AGP. 1.5hp Dynamo pump. 24" Pentair Sand Dollar Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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    You can stop SLAMing your pool when you pass the OCLT (You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & You have .5ppm CC's or less) & your water is clear.

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