Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Still trying to work with water and SWG

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Still trying to work with water and SWG

    I'm using the test strips and the Target over the counter drop test (I think that's what you call it - I take a water sample and add 5 drops of yellow in one side and 5 drops of red in the other) until I receive my TH-100 which is in transit and expected by Tuesday. I think the chlorine is too high.

    Strips
    TC 10
    FC 10
    TA 120
    pH 7.8
    TH 500

    Drop Test
    Chlorine 5
    pH 7.6

    Now the problem with the strips is, sometimes I'm just not real sure about the colors. Sometimes they don't look like the color on the bottle very much. Anyway, I was thinking of running SWG only 6 hours during the night instead of 7 because of the high chlorine. Please give input. Thank you so much.
    Intex 20'x10'x52" 5,835 gallon above ground; vinyl; Intex 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump; Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System Model CS8110.

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Re: Still trying to work with water and SWG

    I dont see where that would hurt, at least untill your test kit comes in. I would be concerned if your hardness was actually 500. Test strips are not reliable and currently your chlorine level is to high to measure with the drop test you have. High chlorine can skew the ph readings as well . turn down the swg and retest the ph and chlorine tomorrow night. Do a complete set of tests when your test kit arrives. Post your numbers then .
    coloeb,
    20k gal. IG fiberglass/plaster rectangle 32'x16'
    Hayward Superpump 3/4 H.P. primary Hayward model 5060 Booster Pump
    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

  3. Back To Top    #3
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,887

    Re: Still trying to work with water and SWG

    I would turn down the SWG by more than that. With a SWG you only need an FC level around 5, so you can probably cut the SWG time in half and then adjust further from there.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Re: Still trying to work with water and SWG

    Thank you very much. I will go cut the time down right now before it comes on tonight. You are all so kind and helpful. Thank you.
    Intex 20'x10'x52" 5,835 gallon above ground; vinyl; Intex 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump; Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System Model CS8110.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •