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Thread: How do you fill your Liquidator?

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    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    How do you fill your Liquidator?

    I would be interested to hear how everyone is filling their Liquidator.

    Do you just add chlorine and let the water overflow the top?

    Siphon off some water?

    Durleigh built a stand and he places a 5 gallon jug on top and siphons it in.

    I was thinking about drilling a hole near the bottom and installing a valve for quick emptying. What do you think?
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    Apr 2008

    Re: How do you fill your Liquidator?

    When I filled mine, I used a bungee cord to hold up the float on the inlet side and poured in the chlorine really slow, at about the speed of the outlet valve. Never came close to overflowing.
    10K White Plaster Pool Built in 2007. Hayward Pump and DE Filter, Hayward Navigator, Liquidator (Removed due to issues), Solar Blanket, BBB user.

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    Jun 2008
    Brookline, MA

    Re: How do you fill your Liquidator?

    I've refilled while the pump is running and never had an overflow.
    It seems that the "white stuff" is unrelated to how you pour in the bleach, provided that you do it through the funnel, and not TOO fast.
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    Nov 2007
    Austin, TX

    Re: How do you fill your Liquidator?

    I installed a valve on the inlet side of the LQ. I fill with the pump running and the inlet valve closed and can pour in the bleach w/o any problem.
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    15k Gal Gunite Pool w/8 ft Spa w/Spillover
    Hayward DE Filter + DE Separation Tank
    Legend Sweep, Pentair Gas Heater
    Stenner Metering Pump for Liquid Chlorine Injection (15 gallon tank)

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    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Garden State

    Re: How do you fill your Liquidator?

    So far I have been manually holding up the float on the inlet side, leaving the pump running so liquid is flowing out as I pour bleach in. Added a full 8gal this way the other day. I plan to add a flow control valve on the inlet side so I can just shut it off as opposed to holding the float.
    Pool Details:
    - inground vinyl liner, approx 35,000 gal; Hayward DE-6000; Pentair VS3050
    - 600sq ft Heliocol; Blue Diamond; 8 Gal Liquidator
    - TF-100

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