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Thread: MA drip for SWG?

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    MA drip for SWG?

    My SWG is toast. I find myself getting a whole new system (Heliocol) and they offer a Muriatic Acid drip to keep the cell clean. The drip system costs an extra $200. Basically, you drill a hole in the top of the gallon jug and put a suction cup drip line in. The SWG will be positioned in an "up and down" configuration to allow for the drip line. If I follow all the advice on this forum to keep my pool clean, is this worth the extra cost?
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    Re: MA drip for SWG?

    Unless you have very high TA or high CH fill water you shouldn't have any problems keeping the SWG cell calcium free. With high TA and/or CH fill water it gets a lot more problematic and that feature might be worth it.
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    Re: MA drip for SWG?

    Sounds like a bad idea to me. What controls the rate of acid addition?
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    Re: MA drip for SWG?

    Not sure of the rate or what controls it. I really didn't like the idea that was pitched. Thought I'd post it here for you gurus to find out what you think. My CH isn't all that hard, and my TA is controllable so I don't think I'd get this gadget.
    IG Pebbletec Blue Tahoe; Paddock Pool PCC 2000 pop-up; 22,275 gal 32' x 16' Diving with Auto-Fill
    Pentair 420 Cartridge filter; 3 hp VS Whisperflo Main Drain, 1 1/2 hp Whisperflo Running Pop-Ups; Jandy AquaPure 1400
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    Re: MA drip for SWG?

    If you have a pH controller that can be calibrated, then it may be ok. That is how I use my Simpool and it is calibrated every other month with a neutral solution but it uses a peristaltic pump when pH rises above desired range.

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