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Thread: Saltwater Chlorine Generator - more recommendations

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    Saltwater Chlorine Generator - more recommendations

    Another question for those using saltwater chlorine generators ...

    We have an Intex 18' round. I am considering adding a saltwater system this season. In addition, I am considering upgrading the existing pump/filter. Which saltwater system do you recommend?

    I have been researching the Chlorease system as well as the Intex system. Both are comparably priced at about $150. Can I use the Intex system with a larger pump than they are normally sold with? Can I use the Chlorease system with a soft sided pool?

    Any help you can provide is appreciated!

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    spishex's Avatar
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    Oct 2008
    Hillsborough, NC

    Re: Saltwater Chlorine Generator - more recommendations

    The intex system seems to get far better reviews here than the chlorease. You can run it with a bigger pump. As far as the chlorease on a softsided pool, I don't know, but I wouldn't recommend it anyway.

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    No P in my ool's Avatar
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    Logan IA

    Re: Saltwater Chlorine Generator - more recommendations

    I would go with the Intex. The Chlorease seems cheezey to me.
    21' Leslies Beachland Ag Pool, 10,000 gallons, professionally installed (best money I ever spent) Hayward 16" sand filter w/Pentair two speed pump Fafco 4x20 solar heater,Aqua Trol RJ. Borates added. Hard plumbed.

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    Bucks County, PA

    Re: Saltwater Chlorine Generator - more recommendations

    I've done quite a bit of research as well.

    I went with the Intex. I've seen quite a number of reviews about the Chlorease being difficult to take apart to clean (in addition to some other comments). The intex seems to be a bit more "self cleaning" by design AND since I plan to "hard PVC" my lines, I thought the overall SWG, Filter, Pump and water lines would look like a much cleaner / professional install with the Intex. (In my opinion).
    33'x15' x 52" Aqualeader
    Gallons ? - (I use appx 13,500 to calculate "stuff")
    33 x 15 x 4.3 x 5.9 = 12,558. or . . The Pool Calculator = 14,400
    Hayward S-166T 100Lb Sand Filter - Hayward Power-Flo LX 1HP Pump
    Intex S.W.G.

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    Re: Saltwater Chlorine Generator - more recommendations

    Thanks for the input. I went with the Intex system. Should be here within a couple days.

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    May 2007
    Middle Tennessee

    Re: Saltwater Chlorine Generator - more recommendations

    Good move. I've had both, and the Intex is by far a better unit, which sure ain't saying much about the Chlorease. I'm using the Intex with my 1 HP 2 speed pump and cart filter, and haven't had a problem whatsoever.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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