I wanted to throw this out to the group. After much research I am going to purchase an SWG for my pool - IG approximately 34K gallons. I am leaning toward the AutoPilot system for no reason other than many people seem to like it and after speaking to a couple of dealers that sell both AquaRite and Autopilot they have both suggested that AutoPilot is built better/more reliable.
If I decide to purchase the AutoPilot should I get the 40K gallon rated unit or 60K gallon rated unit? The difference in price is only $150 at this point in my search. Seems like I could run the 60K rated unit at a lower setting which would provide for a longer lifespan and also allow me the option to provide additional chlorine boost if desired.
My second question is the AquaRite 40K rated system seems to get good reviews as well and I can pick one up for $300 less than the 40K AutoPilot. My neighbor has had his AquaRite on the same size pool as mine for 3 years and loves it. Any reason to spend the additional $300 (40K rated unit) or $450 (for 60K rated unit) for the AutoPilot? I live in the Northland where our pool season is very limited May - September if that is at all a factor.
Thanks in advance for any and all input and/or additional ideas. This is really a great site and one that has helped tremendously