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    Choosing a Liquidator size

    HI,
    I would like to get a liquidator, but I'm stuck on what size I should get. I have an inground, 22,000 gallon vinyl-lined pool. Full sun all day. We have about a 4 month swimming season. I'm not sure if the 8 gallon would be too large, or if the 4 gallon one would require too frequent filling. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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    Tim,

    Are you gonna' use clorox or do you have access to 12% chlorine? That would be my determining factor.
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    Thanks for the replies. I have access to 12%, but I usually just end up with 6% bleach. So, I guess the 8 gallon size would make more sense?

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    Well, let's see. a pool will normally incur somewhere around a 2ppm FC loss daily, which is .7gal in a 22k pool.

    So, the 4 gal would give you about five days run time and the 8 gal would give you twice that.

    (I have both in stock)
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    Dave is correct. Until this week, I have been adding only 1.4 gal to my Liquidator a week. Today I had to add 3 gal since the consumption is up due to a week of clear skies.

    Go with the 8gal tank, you won't be sorry. I have the 8 gal.
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    I think I would go with the 8 gallon model. You don't have to keep it filled to the top. It seems to me that you could leave a few gallons in it most of the time, then top it off with the full 8 gallons if you go away on vacation or something.
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