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    Refilling Liquidator

    OK, I am finally installing my Liquidator and have an operating question. When I get hooked up I want to give it a test run by putting in a gallon of bleach and running it for 24 hours. I assume it will fill up with water. When i get ready to fill it with bleach as I pour the bleach in how do I avoid the water overflowing?
    Larry in Texas

    Above ground 7,700 gallons, 19 inch sand filter ( 2 sq. ft.), Liquidator, and a WaterWay Hi-Flo Pump with an A.O. Smith 1 hp SF 1.0 motor.

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    Re: Refilling Liquidator

    I keep mine at a pretty constant level, turn off pump, let it drain down and add a couple of gallons then repeat. One gallon may not give you a proper level.I think the manual says to add when it gets 1-2 inches from bottom but I'm not certain. I keep mine approx. 3/4 full most of the time.
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    Re: Refilling Liquidator

    Yes the manual states refilling when it gets to two inches, so I will start with a little more than 2". So when the pump is off it will drain?
    Larry in Texas

    Above ground 7,700 gallons, 19 inch sand filter ( 2 sq. ft.), Liquidator, and a WaterWay Hi-Flo Pump with an A.O. Smith 1 hp SF 1.0 motor.

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    Re: Refilling Liquidator

    Since I installed a Hayward Needle valve to regulate the flow, I use the light blue handle valve on the infeed side of my liquidator to shut off the water flow when I want to add chlorine to the tank.
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    Re: Refilling Liquidator

    Larry,

    I don't think it is going to drain with the pump off, when your pump is lower than the pool water level. It will raise the float to exit to the pool, but won't go anywhere.
    With the pump off you can add bleach until the water reached the top of the Liquidator, the next time the pump runs it will return to the normal operating level. You can also add bleach while the pump is running and it should stay near the normal operating level.

    The inlet float regulates the incoming water supply to maintain the correct level. Too high and it closes to prevent overflow. The outlet float only allows chlorinated water to leave if the water is the correct level. Too low and it closes preventing it from draining the Liquidator and therefore resulting in a suction leak.

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    Re: Refilling Liquidator

    Thinks, Martin. I understand now.
    Larry in Texas

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    Re: Refilling Liquidator

    bibeaud has a good idea. Since I didn't have a valve on the inlet, I would use a light weight bungee cord to hold the inlet float closed until the level went down enough to add bleach to it. If i were in a hurry I'd also open the flow valve all the way. It added a couple ppm FC to the pool but that's all.
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    Re: Refilling Liquidator

    Thanks Dave. I thought the valve was a good idea too, but I do not have an extra one. I do have the bungee cord. Did you let the water rise above the in float when you were pouring the bleach in?
    Larry in Texas

    Above ground 7,700 gallons, 19 inch sand filter ( 2 sq. ft.), Liquidator, and a WaterWay Hi-Flo Pump with an A.O. Smith 1 hp SF 1.0 motor.

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    Re: Refilling Liquidator

    I let the tank liquid level drop with my infeed valve closed and then pump in the liquid chlorine directly into the black funnel. Do not fill over the level of the plastic snaps that hold the funnel in place because they let water/chlorine leak out of the tank.


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    Re: Refilling Liquidator

    Thanks David.
    Larry in Texas

    Above ground 7,700 gallons, 19 inch sand filter ( 2 sq. ft.), Liquidator, and a WaterWay Hi-Flo Pump with an A.O. Smith 1 hp SF 1.0 motor.

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