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  1. A

    Taking down the Intex 9X18, sand filter, and SWG

    I'm draining my Intex. We want to us that space for something else in the winter so we will not leave it up. I have a few questions: 1. How do I close the pump and SWG? 2. I want to give her a good scrub down. What dilution bleach water for cleaning the empty pool? 3. I want to store the...
  2. M

    Aqua-PL- plus ppm instant reading in (-) is half of (+) & read very low vrs confirmed actual

    system consistently reads 600 to 800 ppm below confirmed actual Also, when I reset instant reading & countdown then settles. The (-) is consistently 1/2 or less of the (+) reading as follows; also note big difference in amperes, these should be the same Values just reverse. a) -27.2v. -3.9amp...
  3. W

    Help with pump and SWG selections

    Hello, all, At our old home we had an AG traditional chlorine pool and you guys were super helpful teaching me about operating it. So now I am coming to you looking for additional advice. My husband and I are about to purchase a 16’ x 32’ with 8’ deep end inground pool (21,000+gallons). This...
  4. T

    High pH every test for new pool- can't seem to get pH down.

    Hi guys, I'm a new pool owner and am having high pH, 8.2, every test. I've been adding the muriatic acid as recommended in the pool calculator, but each test seems to be same - 8.2. Is this expected for a new pool? Also, more info, after one month we turned on the swg. Should I be testing...
  5. N

    Blue Essence SWG needs to be recalibrated daily

    As the title suggests, with each new day the SWG Checks Salt indicator is lit (when salt is in fact 3000+) and I have to manually calibrate in order to start Generating. Every day for so many days lol. Not a new issue, we bought the house 6 months and this issue has always been present. Pool...
  6. B

    Can someone run a SWCG system in parallel?

    43k pool Jandy PLC1400 swg 1.5 hp Jandy stealth pump 1.5 inch return line CYA 60 Run time for pump 24hrs a day zone 8 East Texas My FC runs between 1 and 3 and have had some algae issues this year so was wondering if I could add a second SWG system parallel to my existing swg to get enough...
  7. X

    Connect SWG Powercenter to Pentai Easytouch/Compool Panel

    Hi, I have a SWG Powercenter that was wired into the GFCI and works great for the most part - I would like to connect it directly to the Pump Relays in the main electrical panel - I cant seem to find any instructions online for this. anyone have any instructions ? The manual that comes with the...
  8. goodyFH

    SWG or Stick with Liquid Chlorine

    I had a mess this week, went on vacation, came back green pool. thats all fixed now, but my drum that i thought would last til winter is empty and its got me thinking about a SWG. I bought a stenner pump with tank earlier this year which is great but it ran out (due to my math being wrong)...
  9. B

    Obtaining & maintaining adequate FC w Intex ECO 5110, please help

    Hello. Searching for wisdom. 1000g above ground pool. Intex ECO 5110 SWG generator. Previously posted w issues having earlier this season w error codes. SWG 1 yr old and only 2 months of use last summer. In summary— got 91 repeatedly, so slowly added tons of salt, tested salt and it had...
  10. Z

    New Pool | Just Activated SWG | Help Needed

    Hello everyone - I have a 14,000 gallon mini-pebble plaster pool and after 30+ days since we added our water, the contractor turned on the SWG yesterday. I had been doing great with my chemistry using liquid chlorine and now everything is out of whack and I have a few questions. I want to see...
  11. D

    Choosing the right SWG and a heat pump (for cooling!)

    Hello, Here is the pool - it is very small and irregular, but I estimate volume at around 10 cubic metres (2640 gallons). It turned green 10 minutes (OK - 3 days) after being filled. I have acquired but not yet fitted a pump and filter combo in a fiberglass box. The pump is 0.5hp, and claims a...
  12. S

    Getting pool installed in about a month

    We did decide on a fiberglass drop in pool, but my husband and I are having the great debate... chlorine or saltwater. I could use some help to ease my mind about the harshness of chlorine or to ease his about the damage salt can do. So a quick summary of what you chose and why would be a...
  13. M

    White flakes from SWG

    Posting new thread per @mguzzy: My csi has been within optimal range and I am getting white flakes out of my returns, as generated by SWG. Pool store states calcium hardness at about 440 or so. My fill water is about 200-250 if memory is correct. Replacing evaporation loss always adds more CA...
  14. H

    White flakes on pump

    We just converted to SWG fro uv ozone/chlorine pucks. We are about two weeks in and noticed these white flakes and what appears to be corrosion to our pump. Any idea what would cause this? Pool company says it’s normal and they don’t see any leaks. I’m not thinking this is normal.
  15. A

    SWG Intex pool in the shade - high FC

    We have an intex 4500 galloon pool with 1200 gph sand filter and intex swg. Our pool is in the shade, basically always. We have a wooded backyard. I really think the shade affects or FC loss, which is very little. Lately it has been raining a LOT (midwest, MO). I have been running the filter...
  16. mkmscr

    AquaPure End Caps

    Hey folks, I want to clean my salt cell on my AquaPure 1400. Do they make plugs I can use to plug each end of the salt cell once I have the muriatic acid solution inside it? It would be nice if I could screw something onto the threads to cap each end to hold the solution inside. Thank you.
  17. G

    Order of operation

    I’m thoroughly confused. I have an 16x32x52 Intex ultra frame with the sand filter/swg. Different advice all over the place. I want to know when I add salt, chemicals to balance, backwash, turning on the pump, turning on the swg. Some people say salt first, others say salt last after you’ve...
  18. M

    Requesting help dialing in SWG

    Hello everyone- I have a 13,000 gallon, above-ground, vinyl SWG pool located in east coast central Florida I want to give a big thanks to the community. we filled our pool with well water, and used the pool store for chemicals guidance. The water balance was very off. As you all know, they...
  19. A

    Need help getting FC raised before I turn on SWG

    Hey all. I renovated my 30,000 gallon inground pool this spring, new plaster went in May 28, 2021. I have an Intellichlor SWG that I’m hoping to start using soon. I’m having trouble getting the FC level up before I turn on the SWG. I added 4 gallons of bleach last night and here are my levels...
  20. A

    Help understanding test results and whether to turn on my swg

    Hi, I have an 18 x 9 intex pool running a 1200 gph sand filter and intex swg. I filled the pool earlier this week for the first time. The salt finally dissolved yesterday and i turned on my SWG. My free chlorine got up to 4 yesterday so I turned it off. I'm trying to figure out if I should...
  21. Athlon646464

    Just had SWG installed and have a couple of questions

    I've always had a metal problem that Metal Magic will take care of most of the time for me. I usually have to treat the pool once a year or so, and I do a monthly maintenance according to the directions on the bottle. It has always worked great for me. With the addition of a new SWG (never...
  22. danm13

    Jandy FloPro VSFHP165 with TruClear SWG

    I've just upgraded from a Jacuzzi pump that the previous owners had that was on it's last legs to a new Jandy VS pump with the iQPump01 controller. I opted to add an SWG as well. I was under the impression that this pump had a relay to turn on / off an additional accessory, but apparently...
  23. N

    How does automatic pool cover affects water?

    Hello there, My pool has an automatic pool cover and is covered most of the days. I open it for few hours on the day I am swimming/maintaining/cleaning. It helps to keep the leaves/debris from entering the pool (for the most part anyway). I am wondering if it is a good practice to do so. Do...
  24. A

    First timer, opening SWG intex 18 x 9 pool - question about timing

    We are FINALLY filling our pool. It is 18 x 9 intex ultra xtr with 1200 gph sand filter and intex swg. This is going to sound like the dumbest question - what order/timing do I do everything. I have read all the forum start-up guides, but i don't quite get the order. (We also have the TF pro...
  25. F

    Pool Under Construction SWG vs Chlorinated

    Hello TFP Community! First post here. My pool is under construction. Specs should be in signature. During the build I’ve been reading up on maintaining pools. Came upon the TFP method. Buy into the TFP logic, read the pool school book, and TF-100 kit will be ordered soon! Reason for my post is...
  26. A

    SWG Heater requirements

    Hi all, Looking to switch to SWG and will be replacing my 35 year old heater. (Just bought the house). Anyhow, looking at the Pentair master temp 400 and was wondering if the Salt is a reason to upgrade to the HD version (cupro nickel). It would cost $800 more net. (SoCal gas has a $400 rebate...
  27. B

    Bubbles from SWG?

    I have a salt water chlorine generator with a T-9 cell. When producing chlorine I get bubbles coming out of my return jets and the bubbles rise to the surface. If I turn off the SWG the bubbles go away. When I turn the SWG back on, the bubbles return. I have linked a video showing the bubbles...
  28. M

    Low CYA every year...

    35,000 gallon in ground vinyl pool, SWG A few years back this forum helped me realize low CYA was my major problem (0-10 CYA in a Salt Water Pool). Once I got it up to 70 using the sock method I have a crystal clear pool that's very easy to maintain all season. My problem is the low CYA...
  29. B

    Introduction

    We have a 16x32 inground 4-6 ft depth saltwater (SWG) pool that we built in 2015. We have had very little trouble over the years until we opened the pool this spring to find it cloudy. (Long story—but just before we closed it last fall, it got an accidental overdose of algaecide). We just...
  30. Athena_Cleo

    New saltwater Intex pool

    Hello, friends! I am newbie😊but I am willing to learn! I need to know steps what to do after filling up my pool with water. I have Intex XTR 18’ round pool. I’ve bought Aqua Trol above ground saltwater system and Hayward pump. I really lost and don’t know what to do first, what chemicals should...