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    Back to Index SWG

    Last year I purchased and ran the LQ all summer. I also ran borates for the first time and had no white sediment whatsoever in my LQ. This year I see Wal Mart has slashed the price of the Intex SWG to $139! I can't buy liquid chlorine for anywhere near that price! So I'm going back to the Intex. I'm also thinking that the borates will prevent the buildup on the cell plates.

    Pool: IG 22k- 16x32 clipped corners- vinyl liner, w/ a great board. Built in 3/99, new to me 2/2011.
    Equip: Hayward 3600 DE filter, Hayward CL-200 Chlorinator (empty since 7/5/2013).
    K-2006 Test kit with Speedstir
    Located in Cincinnati, OH. TFP lurker since 9/2011, BBB interested since 5/2012 and converted 7/2013.

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    Re: Back to Index SWG

    Borates can help with the ph rise due to using an swg, but are not required. Keeping TA low (60-80 ppm) also helps moderate ph rise.

    I have the intex swg as well and really like it. Even though I have high fill water TA (and CH), I get TA down using the areation method and that combined with the Borates means I have not needed to acid wash my cell the last two seasons.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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