Just trying to start out on the right foot.

Lostru

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Jun 19, 2020
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Arkansas
This is the closest section I thought this needed to be tested in so here we go. So far I have been following the calculator and site for knowledge to get our new pool where it needs to be. These are my current readings just for an idea where I am.
FC: 7.0
PH: 7.8
TA: 110
CH: 400
CYA: 70
Salt: 3300
Water Temp: 86
I have turned the Bubblers off and added Acid to lower my PH and TA. I'll fire the bubblers up when the TA reaches the target.
Onto the main question. With it being an SWG, how often and at what percentage do I run the pump and chlorinator? I have looked but for some reason this stubby pencil math has eluded me. The water looks great so I'm concerned that not running the pump enough to generate chlorine or not having the chlorinator set high enough, will cause me some enormous grief. Thank you ahead of time.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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You run the SWCG long enough to generate the chlorine your pool needs.

Right now, I would assume 4 ppm FC per day in your area. That may be high, but with testing you can fine tune it.

Use your Poolmath App. Touch the Hamburger menu in upper left. Select Effects of Adding Chemicals.

In your size pool, you need to run the pump 24 hours per day with the SWCG set at 100% to generate 4 ppm FC per day.

As you test, if your FC rises, lower the run time or % setting. Keep using the Poolmath app to determine your settings.
 

Lostru

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Jun 19, 2020
9
Arkansas
Thank you for your reply. One more question if you don't mind. Does the pump output % wise affect the ability to produce chlorine in the cell? I don't necessarily need to run the pump at 75% all the time correct?
 

mknauss

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I don't necessarily need to run the pump at 75% all the time correct?
As long as the flow switch for the SWCG is closed, flow rate does not change the chlorine generation of the SWCG. Start at 1000 rpm. Add 100 rpm until the SWCG is happy. Then add another 100 rpm for a buffer. Use that as your minimum rpm to run at.
 

Lostru

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Jun 19, 2020
9
Arkansas
As long as the flow switch for the SWCG is closed, flow rate does not change the chlorine generation of the SWCG. Start at 1000 rpm. Add 100 rpm until the SWCG is happy. Then add another 100 rpm for a buffer. Use that as your minimum rpm to run at.
How do I know what is happy and not? Sorry for the basic questions.
 

mknauss

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I believe I see an automation system. Omnihub? That should indicate if the SWCG is generating, there may also be a control box with buttons and a screen. It should have warning lights, etc.