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    Be careful when switching over to Liquid Chlorine

    Be careful when switching over to Liquid Chlorine. It can not be stabilized against the sun so you will be using a ton of it! Also keep an eye on your TDS levels. Liquid Chlorine is salt based and will raise your TDS very quickly. You don't want TDS over 2500 ppm.

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    Re: Be careful when switching over to Liquid Chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolsPlusMI
    Be careful when switching over to Liquid Chlorine.
    For most people, the situation is exactly the opposite of what you describe. Stabilized chlorine is constantly adding CYA, which will eventually rise too high and cause problems. Meanwhile, with liquid chlorine you can set your CYA level where you want it and it will essentially stay there, simplifying the entire process significantly.

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolsPlusMI
    Also keep an eye on your TDS levels. Liquid Chlorine is salt based and will raise your TDS very quickly.
    While liquid chlorine does raise TDS more than other forms of chlorine, all forms of chlorine raise TDS. The extra increase when using liquid chlorine is trivial and can be completely ignored.

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolsPlusMI
    You don't want TDS over 2500 ppm.
    Your TDS level is completely irrelevant. Some of the individual levels that go into TDS are interesting, but many of the others have no significant effect at all, so knowing TDS essentially tells you nothing. You can easy have TDS above 35,000 without any problems at all (if for example most of the TDS is salt), and likewise have TDS around 1,000 and have very serious problems (if for example most of the TDS is CYA).
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    Re: Be careful when switching over to Liquid Chlorine

    Jason summed it up very nicely. The only thing I'll add is that you really need to back off a bit and spend some time reading Pool School and learning the chemistry instead of posting things that we have to refute.

    Once you read and understand you'll see that our advice is backed up by ten's of thousands of real world pool experiences and scientific data.

    For example, the part about not wanting the TDS to ever be over 2500 is completely wrong for people with a swg. It's very rare for a swg to only want 2500 ppm. Most require 3500 and higher.
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    Re: Be careful when switching over to Liquid Chlorine

    Jason hit it right on the head. And it was a very nice way of responding to PoolsPlusMI. I've been on some boards where the response isn't so explanatory.
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