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    I have a 16'x42" summer escapes. I just set up a sand filter. The specs. said to run 4 hrs. a day. Can I swim in it with the filter running?

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    pwrstrk's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Elverson Pa.

    Re: Swimming

    Welcome to TFP.

    Yes you can swim. Do you have chlorine in there ?

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    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Howell, NJ

    Re: Swimming

    If all of your chemical levels are in the recommended range, especially pH and chlorine, yes, you can go swimming.
    7 year old ~13,500 gal 24' AGP with 1.5 hp Proline pump, 150 sqft Pleatco cartridge, filled with well water with pH of about 4.5.
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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Swimming

    I don't know about the Summer Escapes, but Intex pumps have that warning.

    Look in the pump manual and it should have a warning about it if it's not ok to swim while the pump is running.
    There are a couple reasons they have that warning. One is that they don't have the electrical certification for it and the Second (and most important) is that the way the skimmers are designed, they don't provide any entrapment protection.

    If you don't have a through the wall skimmer I would probably not run it while you're swimming in it.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    SW MO

    Re: Swimming

    We never had any problems with running ours while swimming. Which pump/filter did you get? Ours was the 1600.
    Dan D
    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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