Chlorine Levels and Heat Exchanger Warranty

tsigos

New member
Feb 3, 2020
2
Indianapolis, IN
What is the reason that Raypack will void your warranty for a heat exchanger if your water has FC levels more than 3ppm but the Pool School recommends much higher levels? What am I missing? Will the higher chlorine levels damage my heat exchanger?
 

Newdude

Well-known member
Jun 16, 2019
2,443
NY
They are using sanitizing based on government standards from the 70's. TFP evolved with the times. The government standards ? Well, just look at the mess that we are living in..........
 

tsigos

New member
Feb 3, 2020
2
Indianapolis, IN
Okay, so it appears that higher chlorine may be recommended for better sanitizing but will it dissolve the copper in the heat exchanger? In my case, my CYA is around 65 and FC between 6-7 (although I initially shot to 12 but let it burn off by itself). PH never below 7.2 and generally stays around 7.8 to 8.0 with ALK at 100. Heater is brand new but exchanger developed a leak in 2 months.