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    Recommendations for bad swg.

    Just found out my swg won't be replaced until another week. It is only an year old and already messed up! Anyone have any recommendations on how to keep FC high enough for the next week. I was thinking of turning it off and adding bleach, is this pretty consistent to what you experts do? Also, will adding bleach mess with any of my other chemicals, everything is pretty much on par at this time except for FC.
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    Re: Recommendations for bad swg.

    Quote Originally Posted by jrr View Post
    I was thinking of turning it off and adding bleach, is this pretty consistent to what you experts do?
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    will adding bleach mess with any of my other chemicals
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    Re: Recommendations for bad swg.

    ^ Pretty much sums it up
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    Re: Recommendations for bad swg.

    Just make sure you maintain your FC levels according to what your CYA level is. You'll be treating your pool as a non SWG pool now.
    Have you tried cleaning the cell ? 😎
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    Re: Recommendations for bad swg.

    Yes, the cell is cleaned every three months. I believe it's something with the actual computer because the light turns off.

    About the bleach, any unscented bleach from the store will do???
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    Recommendations for bad swg.

    Yep. Just plain regular bleach. No scents or splashless. I use Walmart's brand. 😎
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    Re: Recommendations for bad swg.

    Just check the date code and that there is an actual strength listed ... usually 8.25% now.

    Or see if your pool stores or hardware stores have a better deal on 10% or 12.5% liquid chlorine.

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    Re: Recommendations for bad swg.

    Ok, thanks. I'll do that. Do I have to do anything in particular when the salt cell goes back on if I have it on bleach for a week?
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    Re: Recommendations for bad swg.

    Nope.

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    In fact, if you are ever expecting heavy use, it is usually a good idea to add a little bleach before and/or after to help take care of the waste.
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    Recommendations for bad swg.

    Maybe just check your PH and adjust if necessary . . Otherwise just let it take over. 😎
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    Re: Recommendations for bad swg.

    Thanks guys, great advice!
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    Re: Recommendations for bad swg.

    What is going on with your salt system? If the display is working, but the power light and generating light are not on it could be a $3 fix.
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    Re: Recommendations for bad swg.

    The power light and generating light turn off and on, mostly stays off. Called the pool company and they checked it out and said they would just switch it out as a result of being under warranty. The actual computer and salt cell are only like 13 months old. Do you believe you know what it could be?
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