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Great investment for those “can’t get enough” chlorine summers. I fill it up every week. It compliments my inline chlorinator.

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Great investment for those “can’t get enough” chlorine summers. I fill it up every week. It compliments my inline chlorinator.

Great investment for those “can’t get enough” chlorine summers. I fill it up every week. It compliments my inline chlorinator.

Great investment for those “can’t get enough” chlorine summers. I fill it up every week. It compliments my inline chlorinator.

rob: What is it?

eric: Floating chlorinator.

eliz: I have to do the same. My chlorinator is set to 5 max and still not getting enough chlorine in the pool. Water temperature has been in the low 90s by afternoon and miserable when its nearly as warm as the air temperature.

scott: If your cya is 50 or above and still not enough chlorine then you need a different product.

tina: My inline does work as well as it used to.. plus when I had a pool service they said they didn’t like inline. So I got a floater and fill it weekly- never had an issue almost always perfect chemistry.

chris: Curious – why do you think they didn’t like in-line chlorinators? Seems to be THE way to go if it’s installed in the proper spot in the line (last thing before the return, right?). I’m new at all of this, but an in-line seems to be a fantastic solution. Can’t think of any drawbacks off the top of my head.

eric: I’ve had mine for 15 years. Last year I put in a VSP which does not run full speed all day. So the water flow is slower through the chlorinator based on my VSP setup. The floating unit helps improve chlorine levels.

tina: chris not sure.. I questioned him about it and he said they usually cause more harm than good. I have heard of people using the wrong tabs in them too and basically blowing up their system. My floater has a twist gauge on the bottom so I can regulate the release that way too. I haven’t used my inline since I opened the pool in Apr.

chris: Okay, that makes sense. Do you run your VSP all day, or does it shut down entirely from time to time? I have an SSP that I run for about 12 hours a day, approximately. I only have a 15k gallon pool, and my guys tell me that’s plenty of time to turn over the water once daily. I figure if all of the water touches the chlorinator once a day, that’s sufficient. being new, I only know the small group of products that the previous homeowners left for me. I use the Clorox pucks and the Clorox shock pouches. I hope those aren’t the wrong chlorine pucks for the chlorinator, but I assume they’re fine.

eric: I run my VSP at 2500 RMP’s for about 6 hours, then I drop it down to 1500 for the next 9 hours.

chris: Are VSPs the only way to go these days in your opinion? Do you see a big cost reduction from it in your utility bill?

tina: I’m with you.. I just know to avoid calcium hypochlorite.. I buy my tabs from a local vendor and make certain it’s at least 90% available chlorine.

eric: I’ve seen a at least a 75.00 drop in my Elec. bill. But I’m on a CO-OP and my rate is stupid high. .11 a KWH.

scot: If you have a Rainbow move your hose to the top hole if your using a VS.

andre: Watch your pH. Tabs have a pH of 4 and will drive it down.

chris: I just had a chlorinator installed last week. How often do I need to check it to keep it filled? My service visits every other week, and I sort of assume that’s frequently enough for them to do it themselves, but I don’t have any issues supplementing their work.

tina: Wish I could get a service that is every other but I’ve been learning to handle it. With exception to backwashing and cleaning my filter.. more to come on that!

chris: Yeah, that’s something I need to become more familiar with in the future. I may keep these guys around for the next few years, but it’s an expense I’d like to eliminate one day, I suppose.

randy: I had to look hard to find an every other week service. Jury is still out on if it works. Doesn’t seem to be a priority with him.

chris: I feel the same way about my guy, but stuff gets done, so I can’t complain too much.

deby: I had a floater but mine ALWAYS would float to front of skimmer and just hang out there till i moved it away ?

kiry: I keep mine in a hula hoop. Cheap and keeps it out of the skimmer box.

Swimming pool : I keep mine in a hula hoop. Cheap and keeps it out of the skimmer box

Swimming pool : I keep mine in a hula hoop. Cheap and keeps it out of the skimmer box

will: Why not just go SWG?

eric: SWG?

will: salt water generation

eric: will a lot of my neighbors have converted back to Chlorine. Too many problems. Costs are higher, at least in-our area.

will: eric really? Salt and CYA is all I have paid for and levels stay level. At best I may need a bag or two all season of salt..

eric: I’m told the Salt cells break often. Cost to replace is 1500-2000. Among other issues such as corrosions. But to each their own.

will: $400 and should last 5-7 years with annual cleaning.

mary: Almost wondering if my chlorinator is even is working properly. I keep a normal 2 tabs in fully open on 5 for 12k gallon pool and my chlorine is constantly gone even when levels were testing fine at leslies. I swapped over to liquid a few days ago and so far so good. My pool is in full sun all day until around 630pm not sure if that has much to do with it.

brian: if you’ve used tabs for a while, your CYA is probably sky high and even if you have chlorine in there, its ineffective. see this chart on chlorine needed for various CYA levels.

mary: brian cya was 80 at last testing and that was with 3 tabs in there. Was trying to figure out wth was going on and where my chlorine was going so I upped it for a couple days. Didn’t help so I bought a gallon of liquid and it’s held for 4 days now no probs.

brian: Mary Orr CYA of 80 is double what you should have, you need more chlorine than normal to ensure your pool is sanitized. moving to liquid was the right move.

mary: Yes we battled high cya for awhile after opening the pool from a dark green to clear where it is now. We drained about 60% of the water to start with refilled then drained about another 40% while it was milky and numerous vaccums to waste and after dumping in a couple back of shock my cya is back up on the high end unfortunately and now I’m battling that. Luckily I was out of commission for over a week with my back and she needs a good vacuum now so that should lower it.

brian: the bio-active stuff actually worked well for me

mary: Debby I’ve seen some recommend putting a weight washer attached to fishing string and weigh it down to one spot. My options are limited with a liner though. I don’t want to take the chance of being gone and it get stuck and discolor my liner.

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