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Thread: Super Chlorinate setting on SWG

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    Palm Desert, CA

    Super Chlorinate setting on SWG

    My water looks good but I'm thinking it is a little dull (maybe). We are in the midst of palm tree shedding time and I'm having lots of debris in the water each morning so I think that's what's making it not look as sparkling as usual. We are having people over for 4th of July so I want it sparkling like diamonds. Would using my Super Chlorinate setting on my SWG for 24 hours do the trick? I also have a few unopened boxes for Leslies Fresh and Clear non-chlorine oxidating shock but I know most people here don't advocate using that.

    Todays numbers are:
    PH - 8.0 (it was 7.6 yesterday. I just added some acid).
    TA - 70
    FC - 7
    CC - 0
    CYA - 60 (I am about to add some conditioner to get it to 70 or 80).
    CH - 450
    Salt - 3100
    Temp - 88
    CSI - 0.31
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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Re: Super Chlorinate setting on SWG

    Easier and faster to just add a large bottle of bleach, which will boost the FC by about 5ppm.
    Although you FC is already on the higher side for a SWG pool ... might just need more filtration. I too am currently struggling with palm debris
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    Charles City, Va

    Re: Super Chlorinate setting on SWG

    Your numbers, for the most part look good. pH is high, but you are adding acid. And your CYA is a little low, but you said you are going to bring it up to normal. Remember it will take about a week for granular stabilizer to register on your tests. With a 7 FC and with 0 cc, you are not showing any organics. I would not use the super chlorinate feature or add anything you are not already putting in to correct your 2 low levels. The super chlorinate setting is for when you have a large organic load, such as a pool party, not for clearing up a cloudy pool. The debris from the palm tree shedding in your area is probably adding dust and all sorts of other dirt to your water causing it to look a little cloudy. When did I you last clean or change your filter cartridge? What length of time do you run your pump?
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    Re: Super Chlorinate setting on SWG

    Drop ph to 7.2-7.4 and see what that does. My pool is nicer with PH below 7.5.

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