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    How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap





    Ta Da!! No bars, no leaks!
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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    Thanks for posting!
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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    Nice fix!
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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    Thanks guys!
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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    And the reason to remove them was?

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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    You don't want copper in the water. It's unnecessary and causes staining and green hair.
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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    I had unplugged them and they were just hanging there taunting me. Some of the guys on here mentioned removing the bars in addition to unplugging them. I don't remember exactly why. But I figured they could still be putting copper into the water. Not to mention, it looks better without the copper bars.
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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    So why they built into it? One would think maybe like the sacrificial anode rod in a hot water tank?

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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    The Copper helps sanitize the water I think. But unfortunately the copper will turn blond hair green. The guys on here recommend disconnecting them. I just went one better and removed them altogether. Basically because I could.
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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    Angie, did you have problems with stains or green hair before you removed the bars? I've had my SWG for 3 years now with no problems associated with copper. The other 3 people I know with Intex SWGs haven't either. I wonder if this is an actual problem for other Intex SWG users.

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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    My daughter consistently had green hair when we had a SWG. No green hair at all since I stopped using it.
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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    Did you unplug the bars or just ditch the system altogether?
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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    No green hair. Just saw no reason for them to be there if they weren't plugged in. That and I like to play with all this stuff and wanted to see if there was a way to plug the holes if I took the bars out. I had it in my own little mind that it may obstruct the flow a little so I wanted them out.
    I loved my saltwater generator but it died about a year after I took the bars out . It was not fixable . So I replaced it with a HASA coordinator. I've just about got the hang of it.
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    Re: How I removed the copper bars from my intex SWG and plugged the holes in the cap

    Chlorinated not coordinator😄
    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
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