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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Costas > DownUnder

    Re: New SWCG?

    Hi Steve....

    I run an Astralpool eq45 chlorinator and the manufacturer recommends the salt level to be 4000ppm to achieve full chlorine output.p

    Costas > DownUnder Today, 11:38 PM Go to last post

    Re: Spa valve configuration

    Could you take a couple more photos of the plumbing going to the heater but back up some to get all the plumbing around the heater. Seems like the same

    kadavis Today, 11:02 PM Go to last post

    Re: Flow Switch Location OK?

    Don't think I've seen a tablet feeder before a salt chlorinator, seems like the flow switch is on the same line just a lot of turns before it gets there.

    kadavis Today, 10:50 PM Go to last post

    Re: pool pump will not stop running.

    Sorry. Ment to say relay.

    gary300 Today, 10:42 PM Go to last post

    Re: Flow Switch Location OK?


    As long as all the water going through the flow switch has to pass through the cell, then it does not really matter where the flow

    Jimrahbe Today, 10:35 PM Go to last post

    Intellichem in SPA mode?

    Is there a way to have the EasyTouch2 8 system disable the Intellichem system NOT to dose when we are in spa mode? I noticed it is doseing chlorine and

    Pigglesworth Today, 10:28 PM Go to last post

    Sediment/grit appearing in bottom of hot tub

    As many of you know by now, I took over ownership of a 1995 Hot Spring Grandee which I have nursed back into working order. I was hurrying to get the

    DangerBoy Today, 10:20 PM Go to last post

    New SWCG?

    Hi all, Iím in the hunt for new equipment and like all that have gone before I would like your thoughts.

    I will use a SWCG of some sort.

    AUSpool Today, 10:12 PM Go to last post