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Thread: Seeking opinions on Salt systems Bad experience with zodiac EI products

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    Seeking opinions on Salt systems Bad experience with zodiac EI products

    I have had two of the EI systems go out with the same power board problem and the manufacturer will not warranty because it two months out side the 12 month warranty. Based on what I'm seeing on Google searches this is a common problem. Basically I have to buy a new system every year based on the part and installation cost....Just doesn't make sense..Anyway, I'm looking at the Hayward system or recommendations of reliable, quality back companies. I'm sure all systems have problems, but shouldn't cost 100s of dollars per year.
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    Re: Seeking opinions on Salt systems Bad experience with zodiac EI products

    I've been using a Goldline AquaRite (same as Hayward) system for over ten years. T-15 cell failed after 7+ years of use, which I consider to be very good. $400 to replace divided by 7+ years service = less than $57 per year chlorine cost. The only other issue I've had was a failed resistor, which is a common issue. New part <$5, ten min with a soldering iron, and it's back in service.

    Two big advantages to the Hayward: One, there are so many of them in use, that help and advice is readily available on the forums. Two, the output can easily adjusted in one percent increments.

    If mine died today, I'd buy another just like it.
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    Re: Seeking opinions on Salt systems Bad experience with zodiac EI products

    Hayward all the way. I am hoping not to jinx myself, but my cell is 8-years old, and is still going strong.
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    Re: Seeking opinions on Salt systems Bad experience with zodiac EI products

    Thanks for the suggestions. Hayward always seems to be the preferred equipment suggestion when asking here or from pool professionals.

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