I finally converted to a SWG pool yesterday. We had our pool built about 12 years ago and we have always used the New Water Cycler paks and Frog Mineral pak as recommended by the pool builder. For those unfamiliar with the New Water paks, they are filled with tri-chlor tablets and for our installation would last several weeks (depending on weather, etc.). I would used dichlor granular and liquid chlorine, as needed and liquid acid to control high Ph. Over the past 5 years we have had increasing problems with high CYA due to the tri-chlor tablets and inconsistent levels of chlorine ppm. Trouble Free Pool has been a wealth of information for me over the last 3 years trying to better understand pool management. I know that many experts on TFP are proponents of liquid chlorine management, but that was simply not a fit for my lifestyle and desire for not watching chlorine levels daily (I may not be home every day). So, for three years I have studied the thought of SWG. I know that there are some who love it and others who don't. I did not make the conversion for cost. I estimate that the payback will be 3-5 years. I made the conversion primarily for ease of sanitation management (chlorine levels). Since I am just 24 hours from converting I cannot provide a testimonial to satisfaction of SWG vs. the New Water paks. Instead I can say that the conversion was rather simple and worked as the manual described. Three years ago I read many of the TFP threads on SWG conversion (pros and cons), products, etc. I also kept reading about Josh at SaltPoolGuys. Two years ago I first spoke to Josh about the conversion and again last year and almost made the change in 2014. After two episodes of cloudy water due to low chlorine while on weekly vacations last summer, I swore I would make the change this year. In April I ordered the Pool Pilot Digital/RC-42 from Josh at SaltPoolGuys. I delayed conversion until I used up my final New Water Pak. I did the entire conversion myself and it took about 5-6 hours for mounting the controller, electrical wiring and plumbing. Yesterday morning I was at our local big box store buying the electrical and plumbing parts on my list, started the conversion by noon and was finished about 5pm. I decided to buy Morton Pool Salt (for a few extra dollars vs. other salt, I didn't want to risk the conversion) and began dumping bags at 5pm. That salt dissolves almost immediately. At 7 pm I crossed my fingers and flipped on the circuit breaker. The Pool Pilot fired up with no problems (Yes!). I have wired my single speed pump through the Pool Pilot relay (included when purchased through Josh). I had to change the default program from external timer to single speed pump, hit the boost button and the pumped turned on (Yes!). Electrical was working and no plumbing leaks! I went through the entire installer programming menu to set to my likes and I was done. This morning I spent 15 minutes on the phone with Josh to ensure that all was working as expected. I could not see a change in chlorine levels since I purposely had my chlorine level high right before the conversion in case I had a problem and it was still high after the conversion. My RC-42 cell output is 30V/6.5A, which Josh confirmed was ideal and confirmed that the Pool Pilot was generating chlorine. My hope now is that I can sit back, enjoy the pool, eliminate the chlorine level problems, enjoy vacations without worrying about the pool and relax. I will know more in a few months or next summer. So, why this posting? If you have thought about SWG for awhile the DIY conversion process is not that difficult. I researched Pool Pilot and really felt good about their product (just my opinion and I am sure that there are other good SWG products). I absolutely can recommend Josh at SaltPoolGuys. He always answers the phone! He always gives you plenty of time! He always answers your questions confidently and without hesitation. If anyone has questions about my DIY experience, I am happy to reply.