We have had our pool over 6 years and before I found this website I wanted to fill in my pool with a back hoe after the first 2 years. Last year I discovered the site and started testing my water, I was one on the pool store customers that had their water tested weekly and paid ridiculous amounts of money for chemicals that pretty much ruined my water. My CYA was so high in the fall I drained 3/4 of the pool during winter closing and let mother nature fill it up. It's still a month away from opening but I am seriously looking into switching over to SWG.
I am going to be switching to a Pentair VS pump to help with the electric bill. My single speed is still running but our electric bill is crazy when the pool is running so hopefully it will pay for itself in a year or 2.
I am looking at the Hayward AQR15 to go along with the VS, I have read some about automation but don't really know how it works or if it is beneficial. Is the move to SWG something that has to be done while the pool is up and running or can it be done ahead of time while the pool is still closed? Is there anything else I might be overlooking ?