I employed a "Pool Guy" yesterday to install my Hayward SWG. And although he did an okay job, most of the stuff that was coming out of his mouth was pure gibberish. I consider myself a TFP expert so I let it go in one ear and out of the other, but I still can't believe that someone who does this for a living still spouts some of this nonsense.
In retropsect, this could be a somewhat humorous thread.
Anyway, here are a few of the things he said yesterday while he worked I picked his brain.
1. "Yours is an unusual situation. Usually I am removing an SWG and replacing it with an inline chlorinator"
2. "You will probably want to switch back someday also, so I'd recommend you save your chlorinator"
3. "You need a sand filter"
4. "Full automation is great. I can tweak customers' pools with my phone" (In direct contrast to #1 and #2)
5. "SWG cells don't usually last more than a year"
Those are the ones off the top of my head anyway. Had me shaking mine