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Thread: How do you know what 'size' SWG you have?

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    Nov 2013
    Elkridge, MD

    How do you know what 'size' SWG you have?

    How do you know what 'size' SWG you have? If I look up my model will it say what size pools it's designed for? The reason I ask is because I opened my pool this year (first time) and set my SWG to ~40% and had it running for 12 hours every day. This apparently wasn't getting in enough chlorine so I ended up with a small algae problem. I turned up the run time and the % but I was still supplementing my SWG with chlorine tablets just to get my FC up to 3ppm. Then the algae took over so I had to SLAM the pool.

    Point being, I'm running the SWG at 100% right now 24/7 and it doesn't seem like it will keep up with the chlorine demands without tablet or chlorine supplements. So I'm wondering if there is a problem with the SWG (cell needs to be cleaned) or that it just isn't beefy enough to generate the chlorine I need. The salt levels are correct, and it IS generating chlorine, just maybe not as much as it should be. I can't visually inspect the cell without taking things apart, and I haven't had the opportunity to do that yet.
    33,000 gallon gunite pool and Spa (in ground), SWG
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    Aug 2013

    Re: Size of SWG vs size of pool

    The manufacturer's specs for the model # will tell you the output of the SWG.
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: How do you know what 'size' SWG you have?

    Your problem is almost certainly due to an imbalance in your chemical levels of some kind. If you post your current levels and tell us what model of SWG you have we can give you much more specific feedback.
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    Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia

    Re: How do you know what 'size' SWG you have?

    as salt cells die they do reduce output,
    have you cleaned your cell recently
    the chlorine tablets are possibly the cause of your problem
    get a recommended test kit and check and post all your levels, especially your CYA
    back to your original question there should be a manufacturer id number on cell eg T15
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    Jul 2011

    Re: How do you know what 'size' SWG you have?

    So you say you opened your pool and you were using the swg to get your FC up from what I assume would be 0. I could be wrong but I thought swg are not meant to raise your chlorine but replenish what you use in a day

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    Circupool SI45+ swg
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