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    Chemicals and our SWG's

    Are there any chemicals that I should look out for that could harm my SWG cell?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Chemicals and our SWG's

    The most important thing is to keep the CH level under control. If CH is high, and PH gets high, you can get calcium scaling. Calcium scaling will reduce the efficiency of the SWG cell and if there is too much scaling over a longer period of time it could shorten the cell life.
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    Re: Chemicals and our SWG's

    Also, it is CRITICAL for the CYA to be in the range recommended by your SWG vendor. The consensus on TFP is that you will have trouble maintaining CL if it is too low.
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    Re: Chemicals and our SWG's

    Welcome to TFP!!

    I've read that excessive use of sulfides (or sulfates) can damage the plates in the cell So I would recommend using muriatic acid for lowering the pH
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    Re: Chemicals and our SWG's

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    Welcome to TFP!!

    I've read that excessive use of sulfides (or sulfates) can damage the plates in the cell So I would recommend using muriatic acid for lowering the pH
    also, non chlorine shock (MPS) is also a source of sufates as is the dry acid (sodium bisulfate) that waste indirectly referred to by saying to use muriatic acid for pH control.

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    Re: Chemicals and our SWG's

    Thanks, Evan!

    I'm certainly NOT a chemist (but from reading your and Richards posts - I've picked up a little -- I think it was PatL's advice I most remember for this )
    Luv& Luk
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    Re: Chemicals and our SWG's

    I have actually been using sodium bisulfate to lower my PH. Thanks for the heads up!!
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