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    intex swcg calcium or salt?

    anyone else have this build up problem. seems I need to soak with vinager weekly?
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    Re: intex swcg calcium or salt?

    Post a full set of test results including ph, TA, CH, and cya.

    Unrelated, but...Is that the intex swg? Do you have your copper bars unplugged?
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    Re: intex swcg calcium or salt?

    will work on getting full set of test results by wednesday. But yes the swg is intex. and I usually run the copper bars when my swg runs.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18 x 9 x 52 rectangle. 4545 Gallons.
    12 in Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump w/ GFCI.
    Krystal Clear Saltwater System™ w/ GFCI.
    TF-100 Taylor testing.
    K-1000 Taylor testing.

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    Re: intex swcg calcium or salt?

    Again, unrelated to the buildup on the plates, but definitely unplug the copper bars...you do not need copper in your pool that could cause staining or blond hair turning green. Chlorine alone is enough to keep the pool sanitized.
    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: intex swcg calcium or salt?

    why do I want to remove the copper bars? I say you posted this a while back;

    Many companies fall into the trap of pushing the use of copper ions as an algaecide. Some of it stems from the misunderstanding in the industry of the role cya plays in maintaining proper FC levels. If proper FC levels are maintained (for a given cya level) then there is no other chemical needed to keep algae from growing. There is no advantage to leaving the bars on the intex connected if you follow the methods taught here at tfp.
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    12 in Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump w/ GFCI.
    Krystal Clear Saltwater System™ w/ GFCI.
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    Re: intex swcg calcium or salt?

    I currently dont have any pool staining. or green hair
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    12 in Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump w/ GFCI.
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    Re: intex swcg calcium or salt?

    You do not need to remove them...unplugging them is probably enough. Like I said in the quote you have from me above, it does nothing to help and eventually the level can build up enough to stain the pool.
    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: intex swcg calcium or salt?

    Reinforcing what Linen said, If you lave the bars hooked up they keep adding copper to the water. Once you have enough to cause staining the only way to lower it is to replace the water. Also copper stains can be impossible to remove once they've set. And, as mentioned above, it's doing nothing for you so why keep adding it?
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