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    Solar Heater and Chlorine

    Hi,
    Just a quick question, If i need to shock my pool, do i need to shut of the solar heater? Does high amount of chlorine causes damage to the solar heater? If it does, then what's the maximum the chlorine level that it can take.

    Thanks in advance.

    regards,
    elteebee...
    14.5K gal, spa, plaster,waterfall, 1.5hp pump, chlorine tablet

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    Re: Solar Heater and Chlorine

    If you shock your pool, according to your CYA level (see the link to the CYA chart in my signature), it shouldn't be a problem to allow the water to flow through the solar unit. Do you know what your CYA level is?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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    Re: Solar Heater and Chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    If you shock your pool, according to your CYA level (see the link to the CYA chart in my signature), it shouldn't be a problem to allow the water to flow through the solar unit. Do you know what your CYA level is?
    CYA is 50 currently. I have a SWG.
    14.5K gal, spa, plaster,waterfall, 1.5hp pump, chlorine tablet

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    Re: Solar Heater and Chlorine

    Okay then, check out the link if you haven't already done so. I also recommend you see the article in Pool School
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ater_generator.

    Your CYA of 50 is a bit low for a SWG....so I'm not sure if your familiar with this article or not. Also, (FYI if you don't already know this) it's best to shock with liquid chlorine....I would not use the "superchlorinate" function of your SWG as that can shorten the life of the cell.

    Let us know if you have further questions.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Solar Heater and Chlorine

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    Okay then, check out the link if you haven't already done so. I also recommend you see the article in Pool School
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ater_generator.

    Your CYA of 50 is a bit low for a SWG....so I'm not sure if your familiar with this article or not. Also, (FYI if you don't already know this) it's best to shock with liquid chlorine....I would not use the "superchlorinate" function of your SWG as that can shorten the life of the cell.

    Let us know if you have further questions.

    Thanks. I shocked it using liquid chlorine instead of the SWG. Realized the CYA a little low gonna fix that once the chlorine level goes back to normal. A little afraid of over fixing the CYA in the pool, so doing it little by little. With the drought in California, draining pool is not an option.

    Thanks for the reply.

    regards,
    Laurence...
    14.5K gal, spa, plaster,waterfall, 1.5hp pump, chlorine tablet

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