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    SWG: How do CCs turn back into salt?

    I'm struggling with basic chemistry, and/or basic understanding. Here is what I *think* I know: So, I have an SWG. H2O and NaCl. With the SWG, I get out chlorine, a base and an acid. Somehow that chlorine gas turns back to salt; but what about CCs "burning off" due to the sun? Is that...
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    SWG Recommendation

    Also, what is your: CYA FC pH CH TA CC ? do you have an FAS-DPD kit like the TF-100 or Taylor 2006?
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    What is this white stuff?

    Do you have a DE filter? Could be that. Put it some in a small cup and drip some Muratic Acid on it. If it bubbles it could be calcium deposits.
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    New Pool Owner Moving To Salt

    Sorry about that, that was supposed to be a post to another SLAMer.
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    New Pool Owner Moving To Salt

    Another option is to get just the large DPD test for your SLAM from TFTkits. That way, you can measure FC up to whatever level you need, and then get the remaining tests once you have completed your SLAM. Also TFT ships quickly, reports of receiving their shipments in 2 days is not an...
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    Help Needed, Bought Used SWG (IC40)

    As I thougth, you can buy it, but for 200 bucks. It seems it mostly has power devices on it, so I'd venture it is a filter/rectifier. My guess is the 4 connections for automation are RS485, power and ground. Anyway, it *may* work with just the switcher and with no control connection will...
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    Help Needed, Bought Used SWG (IC40)

    I'm pretty sure it is RS485. From the automation, you can change the % and you can get status, temperature, etc. However, when you just get the power supply, the front panel stuff does the trick, so maybe if it doesn't get 485, all you need is power? I'm curious now. Yes, that power supply...
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    Help Needed, Bought Used SWG (IC40)

    Mi IC60 worked well with a 36v switcher (per the threat you kicked to get us here). I think I put the reference in that link. But that only gets you power, and I think the way to turn it on is with an RS485? I know a guy that spent some time chasing the Pentair Protocol. Let me know if you want...
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    size SWG?

    My new IC60 is far better at salt reading than my old IC40. The IC60 has a improvements, my guess is temp correct of salt, and was just under 700 bucks. Works like a champ. And since My IC40 lasted way longer than it was supposed to last, I think I'll be 10 years before I need to think about a...
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    Automation with SWG?

    Up front cost is more expensive, however, the IC60 is the most (well on part with the most) inexpensive solution if you measure cost per Lb of chlorine.
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    Salt vs chlorine not a rank just advice needed

    There is a middle of the road alternative, and that is a chlorine dosing pump. Most here use Stenner pump-based system [I think a liquidator is an alternative]. This is where you can buy a large amount of liquid chlorine [as large as the tank you want to install], and then the pump run time is...
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    Automation with SWG?

    Well, I took a look but could not find it. I'm going to guess that *maybe* Brian was the one that suggested you could bend the tab to make the flow sensor more sensitive? Anyway, the idea is there. I also had a thought. Do you have a straight section of pipe going to your cell? I noticed one...
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    Automation with SWG?

    Ok, so it is the flow sensor on the SWG that is kicking off after 30 min? If yes, maybe it is time to hot rod the flow sensor. I know there is a way to make the Pentair flow sensors more sensitive (bend the paddle nearer the magnet, I think). Does the Jandy flow sensor have a magnet to help...
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    Automation with SWG?

    If you check the link, you will see that the low initial cost translates into higer cost per lb of FC. The IC60 is about the cheapest total cost per lb delivered. That is why I mentioned a Stenner--lower initial cost, pay as you go. The 700 dollar IC60 delivers the lowest cost per lb of FC, so...
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    Automation with SWG?

    Hmm. The link that shows cost per lb of Chlorine shows the IC60 tied [with the Hayward] for lowest cost. Since My last one lasted far longer than it was supposed to, I'd say that this might be THE lowest cost. But maybe you are talking about up front cost. I'd say if you are concerned about up...
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    How to chlorinate?

    I like my new IC60 and it "seems" like it produces 2X more than the IC40 it replaces. I notice I run it at % levels that are less than 1/2 of what the 40 ran at, and for shorter durations. A word of caution is, this may be because I'm taking better care of my pool so the FC demand is lower...
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    Salt in pools

    One more thing. All pools are salt pools. Let's say your 30kgal pool is using 8.25 chlorine and your pool used 3FC a day. That's 5ppm of salt you just added. So after 600 days, you have. 5*600=3000 ppm salt pool. I understand and this is an exceptional amount of FC use, but typical in summer...
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    Best Brand of Chlorinator

    oh, this reminds me of another advantage. So in the situation he is talking about here, this can be easily remidied by increasing pump run time. But what if you have already done enough filtering and skimming for the day? Well now you are running your pump longer just to allow your SWG to make...
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    Best Brand of Chlorinator

    Sort of. SWG work 100% "hard" or 0%. When you set it at 50% it doesn't work 50% "hard", it works full bore 100%, but for 2 min out of every 4 min. So since an SWG has only so many mini lures, an IC 60 will last longer for you, since you would run it (for example) 2 minutes out of every 12...
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    Looking for clarity on SWG % vs runtime

    Oh, and your SWG always runs at "full load." When you set it at 50%, it just runs full blast for 2.5 min, then it is off for 2.5 min, on for 2.5, and so on. If you watch your "cell" light, it is lit when the cell is on, so you can watch the cycling to gain more insight. So so at the end of 12...
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    Looking for clarity on SWG % vs runtime

    Not quite. A SWG will make a certain amount of chlorine before it dies. So,if you run it at 50% for 12 hours, it will chlorinate the same as 100% for 6 hours, and if you ran it either way, it would last for the same number of years. The only thing different is that the 6 hour run time would...
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    Best Brand of Chlorinator

    Ok, so back to our person asking for help. It it seems obvious to me the IC60 is the way to go. Plug it into the controller and he is all set. And I got my IC60 for less than 800. I also saw that the IC60 and hayward T15 are the best options from an economics perspective. Do the install...
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    Homemade Acid OR Chlorine Injection System

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ZMDRSK/ref=biss_dp_t_buying_options
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    Acid Dosing Pump Search

    IPH now comes with a Steiner, so hopefully pump issues will be reduced. But you already have a tank and pump, and you are not doing SWG, so that sounds like a good plan.
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    Acid Dosing Pump Search

    IntelliPH might be an option. I looked into using sensors, but the measuring systems seems to be too unreliable ending in a system that ends up emptying your resevior completely into your pool. My my IntelliPH has been running for about 2 weeks now and I have not touched it. So while the...
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    Pentair EasyTouch

    Right. I don't think there is any way to get the many cycles you need to change colors by hammering away at the iPhone app. I know of only 2 ways [there may be more]: 1) get the screen logic to do it for you by setting your light to a relay, and then assigning that light to that relay. Then...
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    Intellichlor and automation

    With the SL config app, even programming is pretty easy after some initial setup. The only think I don't think I can do that I want to do from SL config is egg timers. So, have your guy put in the Easytouch, and do the programming yourself. With your simple system, that won't be hard, and we...
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    Pentair EasyTouch

    I think you have to do these switches fairly quickly, like one switch a second. Screen Logic/easytouch does all this for you, so when you click the "green" button, it does the right number of on/off/on sequences and there is green.
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    Pentair EasyTouch

    I think Jim nailed it. If you want Sceenlogic, then that is your answer.