Ok, I'm going to rant now . I just picked up a spare intex SWG for $129 shipped on ebay. I specifically ordered the 56601 (aka 2009 model without copper ionization). To my surprise, the fedex guy just delivered a 54601 which is the 2010 model with copper ionization and is actually $30-$40 more expensive. So technically this mess up is a great deal, but I do not want copper ions in my pool when my current SWG dies on me.
OK...so does anyone know how big of a deal this may be? I have heard that the newer model copper ion module can be removed, but I also understand it only puts out half the chlorine the older model does. I'd like to keep my current 3-4 swg run time. Anyone out there use the 2010 model on a larger 13K gal pool and remove the copper ion module? I'd like to hear your feedback before I open the box.