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    Paranoid FC/CC question

    This morning I tested FC/CC levels since the pool temp is just a hair above when the salt cell will turn off and I was going to see what bleach levels I need to add.
    FC tested at 7.5, so that's fine.
    CC tested at 0.5, which alarmed me, since I never have a CC other than 0 and the pool water temp is 51 so what could possibly be growing anyhow?

    My theory is that the storms last night, light rain and lots and lots and lots of wind (did I mention stuff was blown over all over the patio), that there's stuff on the surface that the FC is taking care of, thus creating some CC.

    Does that sound right?

    If not, what does the collective think is happening?

    Can't imagine anything is growing in there??
    Central TX / 12K GAL / IG / SWG / DE filter / Pentair SVRS & 3 swim jet pumps / Spa bench and jets / Single body of water / No heater.

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    Re: Paranoid FC/CC question

    Your fine. Like you said the storms moved thru and blew some stuff in the pool. Don't sweat it. 😎
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    Re: Paranoid FC/CC question

    If stuff got blown into the pool, I'd say your theory sounds appropriate.
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    Re: Paranoid FC/CC question

    A CC's test result of .5 ppm is the treated the same as if was zero......ignore it.
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    Re: Paranoid FC/CC question

    I got a cold indicator yesterday generating flashing light and water temp is 53 so I shut off the power to the swg. Reset pump schedule to run only 4 hrs to include 3 hrs of cleaner time. Should be good till next spring.
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    Re: Paranoid FC/CC question

    My water is currently at 51. I don't know how to shut off power to the salt cell short of unscrewing the power lead into the Pentair control cabinet.
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    Re: Paranoid FC/CC question

    With a Pentair SWG, the salt cell shuts itself down when the water gets too cold. All of the lights will go out except the Cold Water light. You really dont need to turn it off unless you just want to. If you want to though, you can unscrew the power cord in bottom of the Power Center. Thats the only way I know how.

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    My water is currently at 51. I don't know how to shut off power to the salt cell short of unscrewing the power lead into the Pentair control cabinet.
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    Re: Paranoid FC/CC question

    Setting Enable to NO in the control panel apparently doesn't do it. Mine is still on even with that setting. Probably means it is powered but won't generate. Will have to look at the instructions.
    Central TX / 12K GAL / IG / SWG / DE filter / Pentair SVRS & 3 swim jet pumps / Spa bench and jets / Single body of water / No heater.

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