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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    i repeated at least 3 times more like 6, from all angles, inside outside etc, and after all that i came to 70....strange i know, i seem to always have trouble with cya tests, i ordered new regent today so will test again when it arrives....anyway pool is sparkling so whatever it is its working...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    ok i get it i will keep FC at 7, minimum 5........ but you know i always have trouble with cya testing, i did a test a few weeks ago, used Taylor test and then a Clear choice test, really trying to nail it, took my time made sure i got it right and called it 70, today i test just 2 weeks...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    my swg does not have a cold water alert minimum, so it will run all year unless i decide to manually dose , ok so my actual pool math target is 5, but i aim for 7 but from what you all said winter months needs less CYA and pool is less likely to get Algae, so i can relax a bit on aiming for...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    hi, well i didn't know there was a minimum swg temp, and i don't know much or really anything about winterizing but i think that's done in areas of extreme cold, i am in Australia on the beach's it don't get very cold here, in the peak of winter its too cold for swimming but its not snowing !
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    hi, well i guess by now you have heard enough about my FC testing , but i have another question..... as winter is on the way there will be less FC burn off from UV, but i assume i need to keep FC up to target at a least minimum, but what about CYA? right now i have 70 cya, target 5, but i...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    thats exactly what my friend said, i was amazed at what he was telling me, i said have you ever had issues green pool etc, and he said nah just put more salt in.....i been to his home many years ago and can say its ultra modern big pad and i vaguely remember the pool was big too, gas heated...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    so 6pm here i just tested and FC has risen from 4.5 this morning to 5 with the extra hour run time today, but as you all have told me don't chase the target with the swg, use some liquid chlorine to target then let swg take over, i just put in 1 litre to get it up to FC 7, CYA 70 target is...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    just to mention i was at my local pharmacy spoke with the owner and he said he has the same swg, owned his pool for many years, i mentioned how i am testing to get it right, he looked at me strangely and said why, all he does is put in salt, he could not understand why i had to test anything...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    i have increments on swg 0-25-50-75-100 , so i could have gone to 75% at 5 hours, but chose to try 50% at 6 hours, i thought 6 hours might be better for overall filtration, i would assume 5 hours would be the minimum so 6 seemed like a way to try for this test, if it dont work out i will be...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    well i thought it was going good and stable for a few days but yes its too close, and i know many have said run it higher but you know gotta try all options to learn, so its at 6 hours / 50% now i am feeling confident but time will tell
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    just to mention on the day it lost 2 FC i also had pool cover off from 11 am, so the sunday which had 3 people swim, brush and vac pool, and cover off from 11 .am....
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    hi all, just doing update on FC testing running pump 5 hours at 50% Thursday 830am FC 6 mild sunny day Friday 8.am FC 7 sunny day Saturday 8.am FC 6.5 cloudy day Sunday 8.am FC 7 sunny day....but on this day 3 people had a swim and i also brushed and vacuumed pool, at 630pm...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    i understand and i am thinking at the end of the testing i will probably need to run 6 hours as my FC 6 is going to drop on those hot days, i defiantly don't want to test daily, weekly at most hopefully, so i get it now that there will be times when it runs high, but then a few sunny days...
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    looking good so far, FC6 last night.....FC 6 8am this morning.....weather is mild though so a hot few days might mess things up, i will check back in after a weeks testing ......
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    Startup SWG chlorinator salt for new pool

    ok i hear what your saying and would do that, especially if it drops i wont wait for swg to catch up i will just pour some liquid in.... if i see it drops below 6 more than once and its just getting too tight i will do the 6 hours then i am sure that will be enough, but for now will see how 5...