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Thread: Time for another cell for my Aqua Clear Plus what would you do?

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    Time for another cell for my Aqua Clear Plus what would you do?

    My pool is 8 years old now and its time again for a new salt cell. It looks like Polaris is out of business. Is that right? Are there any aftermarket cells that will work with my current setup? Should I buy a new system and if so what system works great and lasts? Thanks for the help. Where should I buy?
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    Vinyl inground pool. 20 x 50. Pentair 3hp Intelliflo pump @ 1600 rpm. Aprox 45,000 gal. Coverstar cover. Salt generator. Sand filter. Built July 2008.

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    Re: Time for another cell for my Aqua Clear Plus what would you do?

    I found a replacement cell at Inyopools.com, but for that much $$ and the fact it is discontinued I would buy a new system. Supporters to TFP get a discount at Inyopools.

    With your pool size I would get a 60,000 gallon system, either the CircuPool 60 sized cell, Pentair IC-60, or AutoPilot RC-52. The CircuPool can make the most amount of chlorine in a day, 3lbs. worth and the other 2 make 2lbs in a day.
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    Re: Time for another cell for my Aqua Clear Plus what would you do?

    Im thinking the same thing about just going with a new system. I like Pentair but will install whatever myself and don't like the warranty issue do to self install. Don't know much about the other two. Any other suggestions? Thanks
    Hans Deters

    Vinyl inground pool. 20 x 50. Pentair 3hp Intelliflo pump @ 1600 rpm. Aprox 45,000 gal. Coverstar cover. Salt generator. Sand filter. Built July 2008.

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    Re: Time for another cell for my Aqua Clear Plus what would you do?

    The CircuPool RJ-65+ might be your best option for SWG. No penalty for self-installs, see this site, Discount Salt Pool - Chlorine Generators - Chlorinators.
    16k gal plaster with raised spa, Jandy DEV60 filter, 2 HP 2-speed SHPF Jandy Stealth pump
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    Re: Time for another cell for my Aqua Clear Plus what would you do?

    Well, I have a buddy that hunts on my land who just happens to be an electrician. He will do the install for me. So which is better the pentair or the circupool. What would you put in your pool?
    Hans Deters

    Vinyl inground pool. 20 x 50. Pentair 3hp Intelliflo pump @ 1600 rpm. Aprox 45,000 gal. Coverstar cover. Salt generator. Sand filter. Built July 2008.

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    Re: Time for another cell for my Aqua Clear Plus what would you do?

    Do you have Pentair automation?

    Without automation the Pentair can only be adjusted in 20% increments, with automation the output is controlled down to 1% increments. I believe the CircuPool RJ units are controlled by 1% increments while their SJ units are 20% like the Pentair SWG's.

    I can't say if one is more reliable than the other. At one time when CircuPool and CompuPool were together, I would never have gone with either one of them.

    If I had to install one of them, I would go for CircuPool due to my electrical rates. I could run the CircuPool for a shorter time frame and when I'm paying .30kWh it adds up. There are several users on the forum that have used them without issues for a couple of years.
    16k gal plaster with raised spa, Jandy DEV60 filter, 2 HP 2-speed SHPF Jandy Stealth pump
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    Re: Time for another cell for my Aqua Clear Plus what would you do?

    Get the Circupool. I love my RJ-60+ so far. I run my pump 24/7 at low speed (actually cheaper that way) and only have to run my SWG at 30% to maintain 4.5 ppm FC. It runs very cool, too, which my old system did not. I think it might even be the same plumbing as your old one, but if not it is not hard to change. It took me less than an hour to remove my old system, rework the PVC, and do the wiring on my new one.
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    Re: Time for another cell for my Aqua Clear Plus what would you do?

    I also love my curcupool, it has worked great "so far" you know everything is as good as it lasts
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