Hi guys. Thanks to TFP during the great swamp recovery of 2012, I have learned a lot here.
Of late, I've managed high well iron by using only soft water to fill, and my iron is now nicely diluted to .3 ppm iron..,still using sequestrant, but much less!
Likely as a result of doubling my softener capacity with a dual tank, the water is also gently salty...like a tear. I'm getting a salt tester soon and will tell you just how salty in short order.
NOW I am thinking about switching to SWG since I'm essentially salt water anyway. Hubby has been wary of swg idea from day 1 due to heater. I have explained it requires 1/10th of the salinity of hs saltwater aquarium, with a specific gravity of about 1.002
When I put it THAT way, he's starting to come around...particularly now that he's injured his arm and can't carry chlorine carboys for several months
My two concerns about switching to SWG are as follows:
1. Dilution -- I don't yet understand fully how often I might need to dilute compounding salinity to stay within SWG operational parameters...but my only means of dilution would be the icky iron-laden well...
2. MA is not my friend...I'm a klutz...but I could get over this if I were dealing with weekly or biweekly addition as opposed to every few days...
3. Maintaining cel/troubleshoting -- Cost isn't really a factor as much as convenience, but adding chlorine is a simple task for me that I enjoy...I just don't enjoy the constant restocking. I would hate to trade my bulletproof crystal water and the simplicity of liquid chlorine for futzing with a piece of equipment to get it dialed in or diagnosed if it were throwing warnings or misbehaving...
Are most swg cells truly trouble free?
I welcome your thoughts on these issues, or contraindications as the case may be! Has anyone ever regretted switching to SWG?
I also welcome brand recommendations.
My gear is located in a heated pool house, which I suspect is why my hayward pump, filter and heater are all in really decent shape even though we suspect they are circa 2000. Perhaps the same would be true of a salt cell?
Thanks for weighing in!