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    Adding chemicals in a SWG pool

    My PB's store says to shut off the SWG when adding chems to the pool. I normally do not do this when adding MA, it is diluted in a bucket and spread around the pool.

    What are the detrimental effects of certain chemicals to the plates in the SWG? How important is it to shut the cell down?
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    Re: Adding chemicals in a SWG pool

    You shouldn't need to shut off the SWG as long as you aren't adding chemicals through the skimmer (which you shouldn't be doing anyway). The only other exception I know of is adding salt. If you have a main drain and add salt it is a good idea to turn off the SWG for 24 hours.
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    Re: Adding chemicals in a SWG pool

    Yeah, nothing goes in the skimmer except CYA and then it is in a sock so no big deal.

    I have not had to top the salt off yet but you are saying to stop the pump for that? Got it! I can see how the cell would think the level was REALLY high until things disolved and spead around a bit. It was not an issue when we started the SWG, I had added the salt 2 weeks before the PB installed the SWG.

    Thanks Jason!
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    Re: Adding chemicals in a SWG pool

    You don't want the pump turned off when adding salt just SWCG.
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