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    I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    Just asking for future issues...

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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    Never. Shortens the life of the cell by running at 100%.
    Use bleach if you need a temporary boost of FC (like before/after a party) or if you need to go through the SLAM process.
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    How much bleach? Run the pump for how long?
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    Quote Originally Posted by Traylork View Post
    How much bleach? Run the pump for how long?
    How much bleach depends on how many people, how long they'll be in the pool, and how strong their bladders are. http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...High-Swim-Days

    Pump run time is discussed here in pool school. If you're having a swim party, leave it on the whole time, and possibly all night long afterwards.
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    What is your current FC level and where do you want to take it too? PoolMath at the top of the page is your friend.
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    FC 4
    CYA 70 (added more last night)
    TA 90 (having issues with getting it down)
    PH 7.2 in the morning 7.8-8.2 evenings
    CH 300

    I have been running my SWG at 10% until the FC came down to 2 and then i boosted it up-Im guessing it fell do to my CYA being low. it was also sunny and hot yesterday..

    i was just asking if a pool with a SWG would ever SC ??
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    Define "super-chlorinate".

    There is never a need to randomly add a bunch of chlorine once a week or something (like what people call "shocking"). Just maintain adequate FC which is a function of your CYA level.

    With a CYA of 70ppm, you should NEVER let the FC drop below 3ppm, so I would try to keep it in the 5-6ppm range. IF you are going to have a high bather load, then preemptively add a few extra ppm using bleach to ensure the FC does not drop too low.
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    I just have a option of super chlorination on my SWG?? I am assuming that it just runs the pump for 24 hours at 100%


    I test my water every weekend..what would you recommend?
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    What would I recommend for what?

    Yes, SC will just run your SWG at 100%, whether it will run for 24 hours depends on your pump and timer setup.
    Again, I would not recommend to do that and would just use bleach if you need to bump the FC a little.

    Most members test their water far more often than once a week as well.
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    I test my PH everyday. I test my FC-CC-TA-CYA every Friday.

    Is that enough?
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    Quote Originally Posted by Traylork View Post
    I test my PH everyday. I test my FC-CC-TA-CYA every Friday.

    Is that enough?
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    Once you have that SWG dialed in and your tests only confirm what you know you'll see, you could slack off a little and test every other day instead of daily. But with the SWG, you don;t even have to dump jugs in. How long can it take?
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    You're gambling with the FC and just wasting the reagents on the cya test that often.
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    Gambling? How?
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    You're currently adjusting the CYA level - that's why you're testing CYA weekly?

    The FC - when you're adjusting run time and learning how much is "enough" for your pool - by only testing FC weekly you may fall too low and risk an algae bloom.
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    This might be a dumb question, but what chlorine does the PH tester test ? is that CC or FC? I have always wondered that ? If it is FC then I test it everyday when I test PH..
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    Which is the combination of FC and CC? Right?
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    Re: I have a SWG-Reason to Super Chlorinate

    Yes.
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