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    Intex SWG copper anodes

    Hi everyone!

    We have recently installed an Intex SWG and are in the final stages of SLAMming our pool (whole other thread in progress...long story short, we had an algae issue, but it's almost clear, thankfully!) Anyway, my question is about these copper bars. This is a picture of the copper in our SWG.
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    These "bars" are built into the system and there is no way that I can see to remove them from the SWG system itself. We can unplug the cord that connects them to the SWG system, but the copper bars are still hanging down in the water while it passes through the generator. If we remove them all together, that will leave the opening uncovered. So, my question is, will just disconnecting the cord that connects the copper to the SWG be enough to keep copper from getting into our pool?
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    Re: Intex SWG copper anodes

    Most people just disconnect the cord and then there is no power going to the forcing the copper into solution. This would be like most heaters that have copper pipes for the heat exchanger ... no copper is added to the water unless you chemistry is quite off.

    There was a thread though that showed that you can unscrew the nut on the 2 pins and remove the bars completely and then just put a couple stainless steel bolts and nuts back in the holes.
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    Re: Intex SWG copper anodes

    OK, thanks jblizzle! I'll look at the top 2 pins...one of the other members mentioned that to me, but at first glance it didn't look like those could be "operated" on, I thought she had a different model than the one we have...I'll look again and see what I can do. Thanks!
    ~ Green as algae, but willin' to learn! ~

    ~26' Intex Ultra Frame Pool - finally leveled!
    ~approx. 17,000 gal
    ~2,500gph pump w/ cart. filters~Taylor K-2005 test kit

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