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    Using Plastic Zip Tie Between Titanium Plates - Is That Okay

    Hello Fellow SWG Owners,

    I have an Intex SWG and I have to clean the titanium plates every 4-5 days. I soak the plates in vinegar as recommended, but it does not get all the calcium deposits out between the plates. Since the manual says you can clean them with plastic, I used a plastic zip-tie to push out the stuck pieces. Is that okay?

    Also, why am I having to clean them so often?

    Current Levels:

    Gallons of Water = 8500

    FC = 4
    Ph = 7.5
    TA = 130
    CH = 250
    CYA = 50
    SALT = 3200
    Temp = 84 (f)
    Phosphates = 0

    Any responses are sincerely appreciated.

    Kind regards,
    Miner in Charlotte

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    Re: Using Plastic Zip Tie Between Titanium Plates - Is That

    Given those test results, there is nothing indicating that you would be getting a lot of calcium buildup. But if your pH every gets > 7.8 then you are becoming at risk.

    Lowering your TA could reduce how quickly the pH rises and make even 7.8 fine on the CSI index.

    Nothing wrong with using a zip tie ... Another option would be something like a popsicle stick.
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    Re: Using Plastic Zip Tie Between Titanium Plates - Is That

    Thanks Jason! I never thought of a popsicle stick...good idea!! Instruction manual for SWG calls for TA at optimum level of 130; pH does rise ever so often; and it may take me a day or two to catch it; which might explain my problem.

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Using Plastic Zip Tie Between Titanium Plates - Is That

    If you have not already, check out the recommended levels in Pool School ... our recommendations generally do not agree with other sources.

    pool-school/recommended_levels
    pool-school/water_balance_saltwater_generator
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    Re: Using Plastic Zip Tie Between Titanium Plates - Is That

    I have been cleaning mine with a diluted MA mixture (1 part MA to 4 parts water) and it's faster and more effective than vinegar... you can also just soak longer and it will eventually dissolve the crud in between.
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    Re: Using Plastic Zip Tie Between Titanium Plates - Is That

    Thank you! Another good idea!
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