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    Higher % or longer run time?

    So I recently added a circupool 45+ and was wondering is it better to run the pump longer with a lower % swg setting or shorter run time and higher? This is in regards to prolonging cell life

    I currently run it at 30% from 2am-11am and these were my numbers that I tested around 6pm yesterday
    FC 3.5
    Ph 7.8
    Alkalinity 90
    Cc .5
    Salt 3200 according to cell but 3400 with 1766 Taylor salt kit
    Cya tested 1.5 weeks ago was 60 but threw in my floater with couple of 3" tabs to raise the cya a bit


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    Re: Higher % or longer run time?

    Does not make any difference. The SWG would still be producing the same amount of FC.

    With a single speed pump, I would suggest dramatically shortening your pump run time to save money on electricity and upping the SWG output. Most pools only need 4-6 hours of pump run time.
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    Re: Higher % or longer run time?

    yup. What jblizzle said.
    the SWG will require the same effort to make x amount of chlorine.

    You really have to play around with it for a while (days or a week or more) to learn how much FC it makes at x percent over a period of time in order for it not to make too much at one time, or let the FC get too low. It very useful to keep a record of your run time, the output percent and your test result so you can track and adjust accordingly.

    If you really want to extend the life of the cell, then thats where maintining a slightly higher CYA will come in to play.
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    Re: Higher % or longer run time?

    Thanks folks for the advice. The current setting leaves me with a FC of 3.5-4 at the end of the afternoon when the pool goes into shade.
    The cya issue I'm working slowly adding it via tablets as I do not want to overshoot it


    13k IG pebble pool w/waterfall, 1hp whisperflow pump, pentair ccp320 cartridge filter
    Circupool SI45+ swg
    TF100 +speed stir Taylor 1766 salt test

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    Re: Higher % or longer run time?

    good deal. SOunds like you have it under control!
    Divin Dave,
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