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Thread: Average FC that you maintain?

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    Average FC that you maintain?

    I'm curious. What is the average FC level you maintain with your SWG?

    For good comparison we should also add:

    Average CYA?

    Hours per day of run time?
    22,500 Gallons
    18x36 Feet Vinyl
    Zodiac Clearwater LM3-24 SWG

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    2ppm
    CYA 30
    average run time 15 hours a day

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    4ppm
    CYA 50 - 60
    Run time 3 hours
    Got that evil SWCG
    7000 gallon IG freeform w/ 6 ft. spa, 21 ft weeping wall, Hayward SP4020NS Northstar pump, Colorlogic LED’s, DE6020 filter and H400IDL2 400,000btu heater. Aqua logic 8 zone controller with Aqua Rite salt chlorine generator, Stonescapes pebble finish – Aqua Blue and flagstone coping, stamped/stained concrete deck

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    you only run your pump 3 hours in a 24 hour period??

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycanuck
    you only run your pump 3 hours in a 24 hour period??
    LOL, I was thinking the same thing about your 15 hour a day runtime. 3 hours does seem a little scant.
    Brian
    20K IG Gunite w/ raised 7ft spillover spa. 1.5 HP Hayward Northstar pump 425 sq ft Hayward cartridge filter, Colorlogic lights AquaRite SWG AquaLogic PS-8 control
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    FC = 3.0
    Cya = 60 (about to bump it up to 80)
    Run hours/day = 8 summer / 6 Winter (as if there's a winter in Florida)
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poolsean
    FC = 3.0
    Cya = 60 (about to bump it up to 80)
    Run hours/day = 8 summer / 6 Winter (as if there's a winter in Florida)
    when you bump up your CYA are you going to bump the FC accordingly?
    Brian
    20K IG Gunite w/ raised 7ft spillover spa. 1.5 HP Hayward Northstar pump 425 sq ft Hayward cartridge filter, Colorlogic lights AquaRite SWG AquaLogic PS-8 control
    1hp pump for sheer descent

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    Quote Originally Posted by tagprod
    Quote Originally Posted by crazycanuck
    you only run your pump 3 hours in a 24 hour period??
    LOL, I was thinking the same thing about your 15 hour a day runtime. 3 hours does seem a little scant.
    It's only a 7,000 gallon pool with 8 returns and 2 skimmers. And a 2HP pump. I get almost one turnover per hour. I argued with PB saying it was way too much pump but the way it's designed it seems to be doing a good job. Has a spa fountain and 21 foot long weeping wall with nine outlets along the wall. Gets good circulation!
    7000 gallon IG freeform w/ 6 ft. spa, 21 ft weeping wall, Hayward SP4020NS Northstar pump, Colorlogic LED’s, DE6020 filter and H400IDL2 400,000btu heater. Aqua logic 8 zone controller with Aqua Rite salt chlorine generator, Stonescapes pebble finish – Aqua Blue and flagstone coping, stamped/stained concrete deck

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    FC = 4-6 Depending on CYA
    CYA = 60-80
    Pump RT 6hrs. from Oct. - April, 8 hrs from April - Oct.
    18 x 36 21k gal. IG / DiamondBrite / Aquarite SWCG/ 1hp Pentair WhisperFlo pump/Pentair C&C 150 cart. filter

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    FC : 3 - 4
    CYA : 60-70
    runtime: 12 hours
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tagprod
    Quote Originally Posted by Poolsean
    FC = 3.0
    Cya = 60 (about to bump it up to 80)
    Run hours/day = 8 summer / 6 Winter (as if there's a winter in Florida)
    when you bump up your CYA are you going to bump the FC accordingly?
    Tagprod, I usually run my system at 80 ppm Cya with 3 ppm, without problems! Since I installed the Total Control model over a year ago, I've run my cya down to about 40 -50 ppm @ 3 ppm. I had reason to switch from the ORP automation back to manual control for a few weeks and found out that I had to run the system at a higher output level than when I was at 80 ppm cya. I added some cya, that's why I'm at 60 ppm, but will be increasing it this weekend.
    My guess is that my ORP may reduce but will also power the cell less to maintain my FC residual.
    Theoretically, cya levels over 50 ppm is detrimental to the ORP controller.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
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    Sean,

    Can you please elaborate on why you went to manual vs. Orp controlled and issues with the orp controller? I was just about convinced to buy the Total control, but if there's an issue with CYA levels, I may need to reconsider. Thanks.
    17,500g, IG pool/spa, pebblesheen, Autopilot TC SWG, Pentair 4x160 variable speed pump. Sta-rite cartridge filter, Sta-rite Gas heater, Polaris 280 cleaner

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    The higher the CYA level the less the chlorine level will influence the ORP reading. In practice having CYA levels above 50 will make it difficult for an ORP based system (such as the Total Control) to control the chlorine level reliably. Nothing gets damaged by a high CYA level, it simply doesn't work very well until you lower the CYA level.
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