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    Cool Help with Pool Claculator Please!!!

    At bottom of calculator is has Suggested FC Levels

    SWG:2
    Normal:3 to 7
    Shock:15
    Mustard Algae Shock:24

    What do these numbers mean and when are they applied? THX
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    Re: Help with Pool Claculator Please!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by whataboy View Post
    At bottom of calculator is has Suggested FC Levels

    SWG:2
    Normal:3 to 7
    Shock:15
    Mustard Algae Shock:24

    What do these numbers mean and when are they applied? THX
    SWG= Salt Water (Chlorine) Generator. SWG generally maintain pools well at lower free chlorine levels hence only 2
    Normal= a level of chlorine kept in the water (via bleach, tabs or whatever) to keep in the pool when NOTHING is wrong and everything sparkles. You would not want to go below 3, and unnecessary to go over 7
    Shock= Now known as SLAM level, the level of chlorine needed to kill off the algae cooties faster than the algae can itself reproduce
    Mustard Algae Shock= a less common type of algae that requires more chlorine guns. Kinda scary sounding to meeeeeee

    These numbers get generated in PoolMath when you enter *your own* specific pool chemistry levels into the program, along with your goals
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    Re: Help with Pool Claculator Please!!!

    The key is making sure your PH and CYA on correct, then you can set the SWCG for % run time you have pool filtering and enjoy
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    Re: Help with Pool Claculator Please!!!

    Thanks for the help. Pool is sparkling clear. Guess I need to add a touch of bleach to get my number up from 1.5 to 3.
    Water temp is 75
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    Re: Help with Pool Claculator Please!!!

    Chlorine needs to be maintained above the minimum level for your CYA at all times or algae will start growing, Chlorine CYA Chart
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