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    saltwater system quesiton

    Control center of the saltwater system went up am waiting for a new system to arrive-until then what should I do with the pool to keep the water in good quality? I can use the filter pump but no chlorine is being made or cyn! Is there something I should use just to keep the water clean until chlorine is being made again?
    We have an intex pool that is 18' x 9' x 52". It is about 3 years old and this is the first year we had to patch a few holes in the bottom. We use a saltwater system with a filtering pump all in one, that is about 3 years old as well.
    Overall we have been very happy with our set up.

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    Re: saltwater system quesiton

    If your SWG is not working, manually chlorinate with bleach.
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    Re: saltwater system quesiton

    Use pool math to calculate how much bleach to add every day to keep your chlorine level above the minimum for you CYA level. Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
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    Re: saltwater system quesiton

    It is okay to add regular laundry bleach to pool water? If I go to the Pool School option I will find a Chlorine/CYA chart?
    We have an intex pool that is 18' x 9' x 52". It is about 3 years old and this is the first year we had to patch a few holes in the bottom. We use a saltwater system with a filtering pump all in one, that is about 3 years old as well.
    Overall we have been very happy with our set up.

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    Re: saltwater system quesiton

    yes. use regular laundry bleach. Do not use splash-less or scented.
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    Re: saltwater system quesiton

    Pooldv put a link to the chart in his post and yes, plain laundry bleach. No EZ pour, no scents, no flavors. Pool Math will calculate Ho much you need to add.
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    Re: saltwater system quesiton

    I buy store brand plain old unscented bleach at the grocery store, 8.25%

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