hello all, nice to meet you! been a long time lurker. this is my first post. i own nothing yet, so i lack a sig.
i'm about to buy a pool and i wanted some feedback because my pb has been making some odd recommendations:
concrete pool, 20'x40', ~25kgal.
swg (3200ppm max)
titanium heat pump (130kbtu max)
variable speed pump (1.7hp max)
i was taken aback by the following recommendation: use chlorine to sanitize the pool but do so at low levels with an ozone (cdi) generator combined with a mineral purification system.
after lurking here for a while, i determined ozone and minerals were pointless (arguable a sham) so i told him that i wanted a salt water generator. he wasn't too happy with the idea and said i would regret it .
so when he came back with the price increase for the swg over the ozone/mineral system, it was higher than the part online. when i asked why, he said because of all the additional parts that go with it, namely the sacrificial anode. when i asked why i need an anode, he said the salt water needs to eat something, and that if i took it out, i would save 100$, but i'd be sorry.
so again, i've been lurking and researching here about sacrificial anodes and nearest i can tell these things are installed to protect something metal. but i can't for the life of me determine what. the pump? the titanium heat pump? the filter? the pipes? i don't get it.
should i be concerned that she's been pushing those two items: ozone/mineral and anode?
i have tons of other questions, but i'll wait till i get the pool before i start asking.
any help is much appreciated.