Inline Chlorinator Build-up

mberlew

Member
Jun 20, 2020
20
Southlake, TX
I have a Rainbow Lifeguard 320 chlorinator used for pucks. Have stopped using the pucks since starting here at TFP, but I’m about to be out of town for 3 days and wanted to supplement with pucks while gone (CYA currently at 30 so feels like I can be safe to add 3 pucks which should increase my 12k gallon pool by about 9ppm CYA). However I have the chlorinator set to max level (5 of 5) and recall it would take forever for the pucks to fully dissolve. It looks like I have a massive amount of what appears to be a sort of calcification, both on walls and more importantly on the hole at the bottom where it feeds into plumbing. I assume this is slowing the release. Should I just scrape all this out? Any damage if that stuff goes through equipment?
 

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rphpool

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Mar 4, 2015
673
Sugar Land , TX
It's ok to just scrape it out, no harm if some makes it to pool. I would try though to get as much out the top as possible. Some tablet feeders are able to be unscrewed from pipe, is yours?
 

mberlew

Member
Jun 20, 2020
20
Southlake, TX
Thanks RPH. It seems like it should twist off, but there are some other pieces into it that regulate the flow that seem difficult to remove (well, maybe not difficult to remove but difficult to put back together). I just took a screwdriver to the inside with emphasis on the hole at the bottom. Hard to tell visually whether i accomplished much but will see how she goes.