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    SWG and Hayward pump

    I'm trying to help my mom with her pool she has a 16X48 Intex metal frame pool and has an over powered pump and filter its a hayward. This pump is moving very fast will squirt water half way across the pool. She also has an intex SWG is it possible for the water to be moving to fast for the SWG to work properly? Thanks
    AG 18'X52" round Ultra frame Intex 8961 gallons with sand filter and SWG 1600 gph also have TF-100 Test kit

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    Re: SWG and Hayward pump

    It certainly is possible, but not really likely. It is more likely that you have something else wrong, like levels not balanced correctly.
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    Re: SWG and Hayward pump

    I checked it with my tf test kit and she had the following:
    FC-12.5
    ph-7.8 or higher
    TA-280
    CYA-30
    Salt-3300
    She added 2 gallons of chlorine 12.5% the day before but she said it hadn't been registering any chlorine. I added muriatic acid got the ph down to 7 and started ariating the pool to bring the ph back up so we can get the TA down. I also added more stabilizer to bring the CYA up to 80. The problem is I can only check it on the weekends for her. I told her not to add any more chlorine and run the pump atleast 4 hrs a day with swg running hopefully that will work fine. Is there a way to see if the SWG is working? Mine i can see but the pump isn't moving water as fast as hers.
    AG 18'X52" round Ultra frame Intex 8961 gallons with sand filter and SWG 1600 gph also have TF-100 Test kit

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    Re: SWG and Hayward pump

    I have a Hayward pump and DE filter going through an Intex SWG. I can see small bubbles from the water outlet when the SWG is running on mine. What kind of filter is it? What type/size inlet does the water come out of? I wonder if the high pressure is from either not enough filter media (low DE or not enough sand) or a small sized outlet that makes for a strong stream of water.
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    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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    Re: SWG and Hayward pump

    Its the intex standard outlet and inlet for the ultra frame pools i think 1.5" and its a cartridge filter. i will get more info on it from my MOM tomorrow She said she tested the FC and its down to 5 or so today? SO we shall see.She is using a cheap drop test kit from meijer my results were from the TF kit.
    AG 18'X52" round Ultra frame Intex 8961 gallons with sand filter and SWG 1600 gph also have TF-100 Test kit

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    Re: SWG and Hayward pump

    1.5" is the standard size. I don't know much about a cartridge filter. Any chance it's not installed correctly and water is getting by it?
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    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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