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    SWG vs Bleach

    Hey Guys...

    I finally have great #'s for my AG pool. I am losing a little chlorine every day (having to add about 3 cups of bleach in the afternoon) but have not gotten below 2, PH has been 7.6 consistently, TA is 160-170 (I know that's a little high but I checked my water which I filled the pool up with and it was around 200) CH is 190, CYA is 45. My pool is crystal clear...

    I just received the Intex Krystal Clear SWG and it does have the copper ions. I have read a lot on this forum about SWG and I'm not sure I want to use it now I feel like I would be starting all over again with getting the water balanced and I'm not sure if I should do that? I would have to fix the TA level and add CYA.

    I know that the SWG would save me from having to buy and add bleach everyday but if that's the only reason to use the SWG then I don't think it's worth it?
    Any suggestions and comments would be greatly appreciated as I am new to this whole pool maintenance thing...
    Intex Ultra Frame 18x48, AG, 6,423 gallons, vinyl, Intex 635T cartridge filter pump - 1500 gph, No SWG

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    Re: SWG vs Bleach

    I have the intex swg and really like it. In particular, it allows me to go on short vacations and know the pool is getting chlorine.

    With that said, you sound very satisfied with your current approach, then there is no reason to change imo. Both means of getting chlorine into the pool work, but getting a swg "tuned" does take a little experimenting.
    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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    Re: SWG vs Bleach

    Thanks for your quick response Linen. I really like the swg concept but I dont think I'm going to use it this season. I think once I get more familiar I will try to add this later..
    Intex Ultra Frame 18x48, AG, 6,423 gallons, vinyl, Intex 635T cartridge filter pump - 1500 gph, No SWG

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    Re: SWG vs Bleach

    Sounds like a good plan
    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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