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Thread: Aqua Rite T-15 startup

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    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Allen, TX

    Aqua Rite T-15 startup

    I started up my SWG on Friday and now up to 3200 PPM. I tested the water Saturday afternoon but had 0 chlorine. It was recommend that I try to super chlorinate it for 24 hours. I did but still have 0 chlorine. I pop off the cell and had a bunch of grass in it (another problem I have to address with the filter). I cleaned it off and took it to a pool store to test it where it did. I also brought in water where they measured .5 chlorine.

    Is it normal to not have chlorine registering yet this soon?

    Here are my other numbers:
    FC - 0 - .5
    TC - 0 - .5
    pH - 7.5
    TA - 130
    CYA - 90
    CH - 125
    28K Gal. IG diving pool, 2 HP Hayward Northstar, Hayward SwimClear C4025, SWG, White Plaster

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Aqua Rite T-15 startup

    You probably need to manually shock the pool until it can hold a FC level. Once you have done that the SWG should be able to take over from there.
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    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Aqua Rite T-15 startup

    Jason, as usual, is correct on using liquid chlorine to establish the 'base' FC in the beginning! You really don't want to use the superchlorinate function as it 'wears out' the cell and bleach is much cheaper than a new cell

    You also want to check your filter because grass should not be able to pass through it to get stuck on the blades of the cell!

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