My pool is about 8-9 years old and I got a Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWCG. Given the simplicity of a SWCG and the almost maintenance free aspect, why doesn't everyone use them? I can understand cost but my annual chlorine "cost" is a couple of bags of salt and a bit of CYA when my pool is opened in May, plus a new $500 cell every five years or so. So is the all in cost any different, especially when I don't have to go to the store and lug jugs of bleach?
What's not to love? Am I missing something? Why futz around with liquid chlorine? It may be frowned upon at TFP but testing once or twice a week is enough with a SWCG when your pool is properly balanced - I rarely add anything else.