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Thread: AQUA RITE SWG Gone Crazy

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    Jul 2014
    Raleigh, NC

    AQUA RITE SWG Gone Crazy

    A few weeks ago I installed a AQUA RITE SWG and have added the correct amount of salt to pool. My problem is that I am trying to adjust the percent output and I am having trouble. I started out at 50% for about a week and I could not get the chlorine above 1. I tried to super chlorinate and it made no difference. I decided to shock the pool with Cal Hypo and the chlorine went to 10 and now I am having trouble getting the chlorine down. I have turned the percent down to 60% and the chlorine is still at 8. It is almost like the SWG didn't really start working until I shocked the pool and now I can't get the chlorine down. Should I continue to reduce the % or do I need to do something else.

    The pool is a 32,000 gallon plaster surface.

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    Nov 2009
    Sacramento, CA

    Re: AQUA RITE SWG Gone Crazy

    You had algae or some other organics in the water that the SWG could not get ahead of. You were lucky that your single dose of shock (instead of a true SLAM) fixed it. Now the FC demand is back to normal the SWG is producing more than is consumed. Slowly lower percentage and/or run time until hit your target FC.
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    Jan 2014
    Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia

    Re: AQUA RITE SWG Gone Crazy

    sorry to disagree but i would suggest turn off swg for one day or reduce to near zero for one day only
    then back to where you have it
    if you keep reducing the percentage you will overshoot and end up yoyoing
    i do agree you most likely had low level algae in the first place
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    50,000 litres 13,000 gallons
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    are you taking care of your pool or is the poolshop taking care of you

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