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    Pre-Planning the SWG

    Well I finally had to make the call on the N2. Realizing that I still have to buy a winter cover, landscaping, shed patio furniture etc etc etc, unfortunately the SWG ($1,500) is just not in the budget for this year.

    Trying to think ahead, I'm wondering though if there are any steps during the construction phase that I can request making the SWG install next year easier/quicker/cheaper.
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    Re: Pre-Planning the SWG

    A few considerations.

    1) Make sure the plumber leaves enough space in the piping to install the cell.
    2) Make sure the electrician leaves a couple extra circuits for the controller and/or timer.
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    Re: Pre-Planning the SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by Dominick
    Trying to think ahead, I'm wondering though if there are any steps during the construction phase that I can request making the SWG install next year easier/quicker/cheaper.
    To expand a bit on Bama's essential advice... in planning for a future SWG in the equipment area insist on a generous (4 or 5 ft+) straight run of return pipe AFTER the filter and heater - before it is diverted underground to spa/pool. The pipe must be of sufficient length for the SWG and a flow sensor, usually spaced some distance apart, and not to close to the heater.
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    Re: Pre-Planning the SWG

    In addition to the advice about straight pipe and space away from a heater (Pentair says 3' from a heater, and 12 to 18" of a straight run to get the internal flow meter to function properly), if you plan on having an inline chlorine feeder, that unit should be placed after the SWG.
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    Re: Pre-Planning the SWG

    Noted
    Great! Thx for the useful info.
    Rgds,
    Dominick (Inground Pool Newbie)
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