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    placement of chlorinator

    My builder placed the Clorinator downstreme of the bubbler and deckjet valves. The deck jets do not reach the pool when the pump is running on low so they almost closed off the return to pool valve to add pressure to the deckjets. With this set up no chlorine is going to pool through the water features and very little water is passing the Clorinator. Should the Chlorinator be moved before the water features?

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    Re: placement of chlorinator

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    We generally do not recommend using chlorinators for daily maintenance because the tablets are adding FC and CYA. The FC is consumed the CYA builds up.

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    Re: placement of chlorinator

    They are correct to put the chlorinator after the branch off for the deck jets. You shouldn't use the deck jets when the pump is on low. Then you can adjust the valve appropriately so the chlorinator actually gets some water.
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    Re: placement of chlorinator

    I guess I should not use the bubbler on the tanning deck when the pump is on low either?

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    Re: placement of chlorinator

    You are not going to hurt anything by running either of them on low ... you will just be decreasing/eliminating the water flow through the chlorinator.

    EDIT: To clarify, if the deck jets are not reaching the pool on low, then clearly they should be shut off on low. But the bubbles within the pool should be fine on low.
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