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Thread: Phantom in pool while shocking??

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    Join Date
    May 2013
    Essex County, NJ

    Phantom in pool while shocking??

    Maybe a dumb question but I'm on my 2nd Phantom in 5 yrs and want to avoid damaging it. Should I leave Phantom in pool while shocking or is it better to remove until shock process is complete? I've done this (left it in) in the past but maybe this contributed to breakdown of unit and hoses.
    Pool: 25k gal, IG Vinyl, built 2008, DE, Hayward Progrid 4820 - 96 GPM 48 sq ft filter area, 1.5hp Hayward Super Pump, 3/4hp Hayward booster pump 6060, Aquarite SWG T-Cell-90 Rev 1.40, Hayward Phantom, Hayward H350 heater.
    Hot Tub: 2008 Sundance Cameo, 450 gal

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Phantom in pool while shocking??

    It is best to have the pool cleaner out of the pool when shocking. The higher FC levels can sometimes affect the internal metal parts.
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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    San Rafael, CA USA

    Re: Phantom in pool while shocking??

    The higher chlorine level also tends to degrade the debris bag faster as well.
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
    12 Fafco solar panels; Purex Triton PowerMax 250 natural gas heater (200,000 BTU/hr output); automatic electric pool safety cover; 4-wheel pressure-side "The Pool Cleaner"

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