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    Switch to SWG

    Contemplating a switch to Salt Water generator for our 15k AGP. Any thoughts or concerns?


    15K AG, Hayward 1.5HP Power-Flo LX Pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter

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    Re: Switch to SWG

    Switched this year.Love it.No more having to add bleach every night.lol.Now if I had to pay full price for the system I would think twice.I got my Auqa Trol HP for under $300.Wish I had bought two now.lol

    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Switch to SWG

    I absolutely love mine.


    We've got really hard water (and haven't had much rain in the last 5 years) so our calcium levels are gross. But even that has proven more or less manageable.
    16K Gal Plaster | Compupool SWG | Intelliflow VF | TF-100

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    Re: Switch to SWG

    Thanks for the replies. Any recommendations? Can it be done with existing pump/filter setup?


    15K AG, Hayward 1.5HP Power-Flo LX Pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter

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    Re: Switch to SWG

    I have aqua trol on my pool best investment made to date. Yes can be fitted into existing equiment all you need is the salt cell to be placed vertical on the pools return. Aqua trol does not use an external flow switch.

    Intex 12 by 24, Intex 2600 sand filter (soon to upgrade), deck under construction

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    Re: Switch to SWG

    Size wise, get one that does 1.3 or more lbs per day. Here's a comparison site with all the main brands: Full Market Comparison of Salt Water Chlorine Generators for Swimming Pools
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    Re: Switch to SWG

    I Love mine. The salinity of the water is not harsh and actually makes it soft. Once you determine the correct run time for your SWG, it is almost maintenance free. I haven't had to manual add bleach since my first fill this year. Pool is sparking and clean! I just check my FC level about twice a week and adjust run time accordingly.
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    Re: Switch to SWG

    Salt will improve water feel to skin and eyes, not make it worse. People are salty and salty in the water makes it better. For reference, saltwater pools are around 3500 ppm salt, human tears are 9000 ppm and the ocean is 35,000.
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    Re: Switch to SWG

    Our first AG salt pool lasted almost 7 years before it completely rusted to its death. We are on our 2nd, year 3. Be very careful about watching for rust spots, protect the pool wall behind the skimmer where water drips out with overflow, splashing etc.

    I absolutely love the low maintenance, feel on the skin, etc. and would do it again and again, but rust is a real concern that you should be aware of.

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    Re: Switch to SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by florentino View Post
    I have aqua trol on my pool best investment made to date. Yes can be fitted into existing equiment all you need is the salt cell to be placed vertical on the pools return. Aqua trol does not use an external flow switch.

    Sent from my LGMS631 using Tapatalk
    HP does have flow switch

    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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