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    About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    With the size up sales going on for Circupool SWG, I think I'll go ahead and order one.

    my pool is about 20k Gallons, was told the RJ + gives about 25% more life on the cell so if the point of oversizing the SWG will extend the life of the cells. The RJ45 on my pool will provide similar life of the RJ30 plus? Not sure which would be a better choice for me.

    RJ 30 plus $819

    RJ 45 $859

    price difference isn't huge, I'm thinking the RJ45 would be better since I'll have the ability to generate higher chlorine when needed as well as getting the lesser run time which will even out the life expectancy of it to similarly match the RJ30 Plus?

    Does anyone know the difference with the Universal series? The Universal 40 is only $698
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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    the universal is to switch from hayward or pentair unit..

    I went with the SJ because I wanted basic, it either works or it does not and in my mind that is all I need... I also went with the 45 and I have about 13000 gallons.. the 45 will give you more chlorine per day if needed and if not needed it will last longer, so I vote for the 45
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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    I have one and no regrets. I bought the rj30+ and have a 14000 gal pool. I run mine 50% 24 hours a day and it maintans 7.5 ppm.
    In ground, 14,000 gallon, white plaster, unheated, stone waterfall, DE Filter, Rainbow 320 Cl, Polaris 3900, FloVis flow meter, F100 test kit, Circupool RJ30+ SWG, Circupool VJ1/Speck Badu EcoM3V variable speed pump.

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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    With CA electric rates get the 45 at least. The larger you go the less time you will need to run the pump.
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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    I have the RJ45 and run at 50% for 8hrs a day. CL stays at 7-7.5
    21,500 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' Diamond Brite Cool Blue pool. Sta-Rite SuperMax 1.5 HP 2 speed pump running on low for 8 hrs a day, Sta-rite PCX125 cartridge filter, CircuPool RJ-45 SWG, 500 watt incandesce light, 1 skimmer, 4 returns, Dolphin Oasis Z5 robot cleaner, Solar-Breeze NX & TF-100 test kit, Taylor K1766 kit with speed stir.

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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    I think the RJ-30 might be too small for your pool. It is best to get a cell that is 2 to 3 times the size of your pool. Having a smaller cell increase the pump run time and your electric bill. The smaller RJ-30 might not be able to generate enough chlorine during the height of the summer.

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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    thanks guys, ordered the RJ45 this morning. now on to worry about the chemistry before the unit arrives.
    SF Bay

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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    I'm ok with everything else but the Calcium hardness might be an issue, last I checked, I think I'm 350-400.
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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    I'm working with CH of 600 right now and it isn't a problem. I just keep the pH a bit on the lower side 7.2-7.5 range and try to keep the TA below 70.
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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    I have one and no regrets. I bought the rj30+ and have a 14000 gal pool. I run mine 50% 24 hours a day and it maintans 7.5 ppm.

    What schedule do you run you pump and at what speed ??
    Trying to dial mine in ..
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    Re: About to pull the trigger on a Circupool, need some help

    I am running the pump 24/7 at the lowest speed that will activate the flow switch on the SWCG. The flow meter indicates between 10-15 GPM. I set the SWCG at 50%. Currently the FC is holding between 6-7.5 ppm. Salt is 3000 ppm. Water sparkles.
    In ground, 14,000 gallon, white plaster, unheated, stone waterfall, DE Filter, Rainbow 320 Cl, Polaris 3900, FloVis flow meter, F100 test kit, Circupool RJ30+ SWG, Circupool VJ1/Speck Badu EcoM3V variable speed pump.

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