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    Need brief SWP closing recommendations

    Hi!! First time closing a SWP. Pool has been great, crystal clear all season. It s an 18X33 above ground. I will be using the return jet plug as well as the skimmer cover door with gasket that tightens from inside the skimmer. Pump, filter and all plumbing will come inside the house. (Union joints are great). I have (2) 4x15 pillows to go lengthwise under the cover. Chemical readings are good. I purchased 2 of the slow release chlorine canisters to hang from the pillows during the winter. Any other chemicals to add before putting the cover on? Thanks in advance.
    If it doesn't have wheels, swim or run naked in the woods, I dont know anything about it!!!

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    Re: Need brief SWP closing recommendations

    I would probably go ahead and raise my FC to shock level and let it circulate for 24 hours or so, and I probably wouldn't use tri-chlor (slow release chlorine canisters), but if the rest of your chemistry is in order, then you should be good to go.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
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    Intex 8110 SWCG
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    Re: Need brief SWP closing recommendations

    Ok, no canister, just up the FC. I've been running the SWG at 100% for 2 days now to get the FC up. Sounds good, I guess I'm almost ready to cover it up. Thanks
    If it doesn't have wheels, swim or run naked in the woods, I dont know anything about it!!!

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    Re: Need brief SWP closing recommendations

    I'm certainly no expert as I'm new to pools this year, but I'm guessing someone is soon going to suggest that turn off your cell and instead add bleach to get your FC up to shock levels for closing. No sense shortening the life of your generator when bleach is so easy to add. Check the pool calculator link to figure out your bleach needs. Those are my weekend plans too!

    Kelly
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    Re: Need brief SWP closing recommendations

    Kelly, you're exactly right. It's so much easier to reach high levels of FC by using bleach, and so much easier on the cell as well.

    Good job!
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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