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Thread: Booster switch on Mineral springs unit

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    Booster switch on Mineral springs unit

    I have a mineral springs unit, my chlorine was almost zero so i hit the booster switch and the light comes on, less than 2 hours the light goes out i did a quick test and the chlorine reading was the same. So has anyone had issues with the booster switch if so whats the fix if there is one besides a new unit. the unit was put in with the pool in march 2008. thanks.

    scott
    Infinity Trilogy pool 14 X 32
    Pentair Filter with Cartridges
    1 hp Hayward variable speed pump
    mineral springs SWG

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    Re: Booster switch on Mineral springs unit

    It could be that there's nothing wrong with your unit. Tell us a little more about the situation. Where are you located? What's the water temp? Is the water clear? What's the rest of your test numbers?

    If the water is still below 60º the SWG is probably not generating. If it's above 60º you could have organics consuming your chlorine as fast as it's being generated. You can add liquid chlorine to get the FC up to where it needs to be.
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    Re: Booster switch on Mineral springs unit

    Ok lets see Im in Charleston SC
    my PH was 6.2 I added 1.5lbs of 20 Mule to bring it up
    my T.A was below 1 so i added 8lbs of B.soda to bring it up,
    chlorine didn't even register on the test (TF100) so thats why i put the booster on.

    water temp is/was 77
    salt reading is 3500
    Infinity Trilogy pool 14 X 32
    Pentair Filter with Cartridges
    1 hp Hayward variable speed pump
    mineral springs SWG

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    Re: Booster switch on Mineral springs unit

    TA was below 1?
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    Re: Booster switch on Mineral springs unit

    You should recheck your PH and TA levels to see where they ended up. Also, it is important to check your CYA level. For a SWG, CYA should be around 70 to 80.
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    Re: Booster switch on Mineral springs unit

    yes TA was below 1, my CYA was 40. i was going to re-check everything in the morning once everything has a chance to to take effect.
    Infinity Trilogy pool 14 X 32
    Pentair Filter with Cartridges
    1 hp Hayward variable speed pump
    mineral springs SWG

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    Re: Booster switch on Mineral springs unit

    you should manually bring the chlorine up, don't rely on your chlorinator to bring it up from zero since it will take a long time

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