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Thread: Low Flow Alarm on SWG

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    Low Flow Alarm on SWG

    My pool is set on a timer to run in the morning. I am gone some weekends so I need to be able to have the pool running when I'm not there. I seem to go through the normal issues with the "low flow" alarm on a regular basis. My question is...if the pool switches on on one of the weekends when I'm not home and I'm not there to correct the problem, will I be doing any damage to the SWG if it sets off the "low flow" alarm for the full amount of the run time? I'm not sure if the alarm sounds for a certain amount of time if it will automatically shut off or if the timer on the SWG itself will just do it when the cycle time is technically completed.

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    May 2007
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Low Flow Alarm on SWG

    The only issue is that when low flow is triggered, it will shut off the SWG so you won't be generating chlorine. Not a problem for the SWG but it could be an issue for the pool.

    But the real question is why you are getting a low flow alarm.

    Are you trying to run the SWG on low speed of a two speed pump?

    What is your filter pressure and what is it after you have backwashed the filter?

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