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    Stenner liquid chlorine pump - How to choose and install

    For jfdub: You can bore the PVC, tap it, and thread the Stenner injector straight into the threads you made. However you must not overtighten or you will break the PVC. Practice on a scrap piece first.
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    Help with what to buy for a Stenner Pump setup for Chlorine

    I never had any buildup that caused a problem. I do not rinse mine out and have never touched it after installation except to replace the tubing. I don't know what number pump tube you have, but you might try one that flows at a lower flow rate to minimize pressure buildup. Also be sure that...
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    Inground steps in semi inground pool

    I will measure the steps and let you know
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    Inground steps in semi inground pool

    Also answered PM. The liner crosses over the steps. Strips around the steps secure the liner to the steps and you trim away the liner in between the strips. No problems since installation.
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    Help with what to buy for a Stenner Pump setup for Chlorine

    This is nice. You will like it. Using the highest common bleach concentration (12.5%), you will have to fill the tank weekly. Your 34000 gallon pool would use 0.8 gallons per day of bleach during the summer with 3ppm/day demand. I have a 16 gallon (and use 6-7% bleach) . If I had it to do...
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    Stenner Pump recommandation?

    You can turn the adjustable pump all the way up to stop the clicking noise. Then you have a fixed dosing pump. Just adjust the run time with a timer.
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    Help with what to buy for a Stenner Pump setup for Chlorine

    YES The tubing, ferrules, injection valve, and weighted strainer all look like the right ones. Drill a hole in the tank just big enough to slide the tubing through. If it's tight it will hold itself in place. You can position the weighted strainer a couple of inches off the bottom of the...
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    Stenner Pump recommandation?

    I don't think you will like the adjustable pump. It makes a loud clicking noise. It would be better to have a nonadjustable one and just limit your run time with a timer. Get the largest tank you can. The 30 gallon will be better. It's a place to store bleach. You would also just use a...
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    Stenner liquid chlorine pump - How to choose and install

    I just saw this message. Looks like I never answered it. If you have a pool store that will deliver the bleach to you. I'd do it! That takes the work out of it. I dilute my bleach. But many do not. If you get fresh bleach on a regular basis, you may be fine without diluting. BTW, most of...
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    Stenner liquid chlorine pump - How to choose and install

    I get 50-60" or more of rain each year. Since my pool is shallow and 48" deep, my pool gets more rainfall each year than it's entire volume. This helps with the salt build up from adding bleach. And would make it a real pain if I had a salt water pool. I'd have a lot of salt water to put...
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    Stenner liquid chlorine pump - How to choose and install

    is that the consensus now, going SWG? No. I like the automated bleach injection. I just get a lot of complaints about hauling bleach. The system is good. It's all about how you handle the bleach. And the availability where you live.
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    Stenner liquid chlorine pump - How to choose and install

    The above link is WRONG. It's for the 220V version. Here is the corrected link. https://www.poolsupplyunlimited.com/pool/stenner-pumps-s3n45mjl5a1staa-tank-system/39145p1
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    Stenner liquid chlorine pump - How to choose and install

    You can't mix sodium hypochlorite from powder. There is a stability problem. The solid forms of chlorinating compounds have something else in them, usually a cyanuric acid derivative. Look at this Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_hypochlorite "The anhydrous compound...
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    Stenner liquid chlorine pump - How to choose and install

    55 gallon drums of bleach are usually 12+% chlorine which is unstable. You may need to dilute it. I use county water (pH adjusted) to dilute mine 1:1 by volume. That gives me 6-7.5% bleach. At total of 110 gallons for $129.