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Thread: Intex SWG/Copper Question

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    May 2015
    Belmont, MI

    Intex SWG/Copper Question

    So I'm just starting up and hoping to kick on my SWG soon. Trying to balance first: TA 225, PH 7, CH 110. I have the Intex SWG with the copper ion thingy. After doing my homework on this site I've read that you don't want to introduce Copper... aside from some hair staining, can someone briefly explain why? Also, to inactivate it can I simply unplug the current going to it, or does it have to be physically removed? Unplugging would obviously be the easiest.

    Last but not least, my pool was filled with well water. The people at the pool store said if you use well water you should assume there are metals in the water and use a chelating agent regardless. You've taught me not to listen to them which is why I'm asking... should I use this and if so will this cause any damage to the SWG cell?

    8500 Gallon Sharkline Matrix 18' Round AGP, Hayward EasyClear C400 (40 sq ft) cartridge filter w 1hp pump, Intex SWG.

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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Intex SWG/Copper Question

    Well, the copper can cause staining of the pool itself as well, just as with other metals like Iron. I can't say what ground water in your area is like, but others here may live near you. Metals, like Iron respond differently to different metal treatments depending on what form they are in. Particulate, or completely dissolved. If you have reasonable concern about metals, and it's prevalent up there where you are, I would think a good pool store would test that for you at least before they assume you need metal treatment. IMO, the most prudent thing to so is to acquire a good metals test kit to determine that on your own. If I were in your situation, that is what I would do.
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