I know five people with SWCGs. Only one guy has complained about his pool not being maintenance free, and so far, we believe his issues are because of some impurity in his well water, which is what he used to fill his pool. One of the five guys converted his manual pool to a SWCG, and claims his maintenance time has been greatly reduced, and his water quality has gotten better.
Are we delusional? I don't know if any of them are testing their water, or if they are just going by "feel" is it possible that there are impurities in their water, and they just don't know it? Would this be possible without eventually throwing off their PH balance?
Three of these pools have been in service over 5 years. The conversion was done 18 months ago, and the guy having trouble installed his pool last year, but didn't start having trouble until last September. He still hasn't got his pool right for this year.
You'll see in my sig, I haven't installed a pool yet. I'm in the process now. SWCG is on the table, but I don't want to go that route, if the only thing it saves me is from putting a few tabs in a dispenser.
One builder told me a conventional system, with large filter, and an UltraPure Ozonator would be as good if not better than a SWCG system.
What do you think?