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    Buying SWGs on ebay

    Hi guys,

    I had a question about buying SWGs on ebay...I'm thinking of buying the Pentair Intellichlor IC40 and wanted to know if the 3 year warranty would be honored by them. Thanks!

    Jeeman
    ~13X42 irregular sized 17k gallon IG pool, with jacuzzi. Pentair Intelliflo VF pump, Purex Triton DE filter (48 sqft), Pentair heater. BBB method, although I'm really only good at one B (bleach).

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    Re: Buying SWGs on ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeman
    Hi guys,

    I had a question about buying SWGs on ebay...I'm thinking of buying the Pentair Intellichlor IC40 and wanted to know if the 3 year warranty would be honored by them. Thanks!

    Jeeman
    Not sure about eBay purchases on Pentair equipment, but I bought a CircuPool RJ45 (also a 40k gallon unit) from DiscountSaltPools.com, which appears to be a storefront run by the US distributor and it works well. I was expecting a cheaply constructed unit, but was actually impressed by the build quality of the whole thing. It is running at 40% output eight hours a day and keeping my 17,000 gallon pool at 8ppm FC (CYA at 60). This used to take 1 gallon of 6% bleach a day, with an extra jug on weekends.
    17,000 Gallon plaster pool. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE Filter. 3/4 HP Hayward Superpump converted to dual speed. CircuPool RJ45. Skimmer, floor drain, two returns.

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    Re: Buying SWGs on ebay

    I may be wrong, but I believe that you still have to buy 3 or more Pentair pieces to get the 3 year warranty. Less than three pieces is just a one year warranty. The warranty (as long as the product is new) is supplied by Pentair, not where you buy it, so I don't think eBay would have anything different to be concerned about.

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    Re: Buying SWGs on ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by jparr
    Not sure about eBay purchases on Pentair equipment, but I bought a CircuPool RJ45 (also a 40k gallon unit) from DiscountSaltPools.com, which appears to be a storefront run by the US distributor and it works well. I was expecting a cheaply constructed unit, but was actually impressed by the build quality of the whole thing. It is running at 40% output eight hours a day and keeping my 17,000 gallon pool at 8ppm FC (CYA at 60). This used to take 1 gallon of 6% bleach a day, with an extra jug on weekends.
    jparr, I was looking at that unit....very impressive warranty....7 years? Is that for the cell? I mean, am I guaranteed that the cell will work for a whole 7 years? That would be awesome! I might go that route. What is the energy usage on it? Is it a full 220Watts, or 110Watts since you are running it at half output?

    Jeeman
    ~13X42 irregular sized 17k gallon IG pool, with jacuzzi. Pentair Intelliflo VF pump, Purex Triton DE filter (48 sqft), Pentair heater. BBB method, although I'm really only good at one B (bleach).

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    Re: Buying SWGs on ebay

    I bought my Autopilot off eBay from National Pool Heating, which is the mail order front of Florida Pool Heating. The autopilot website has am authorized dealer search feature, so I could verify that they were legitimate before I bought.
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    • 17,500 gallons - In Ground - Plaster - Hayward Swimclear 3020 Cartridge Filter - Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas Main Pump upgraded with A.O. Smith B2980 E-Plus New Centurion Two-Speed Motor - Polaris 280 Cleaner with Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump - TightWatt2 Timer - Taylor K-2006 Test Kit - Pool Pilot Digital Nano SWCG

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    Re: Buying SWGs on ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeman
    Quote Originally Posted by jparr
    Not sure about eBay purchases on Pentair equipment, but I bought a CircuPool RJ45 (also a 40k gallon unit) from DiscountSaltPools.com, which appears to be a storefront run by the US distributor and it works well. I was expecting a cheaply constructed unit, but was actually impressed by the build quality of the whole thing. It is running at 40% output eight hours a day and keeping my 17,000 gallon pool at 8ppm FC (CYA at 60). This used to take 1 gallon of 6% bleach a day, with an extra jug on weekends.
    jparr, I was looking at that unit....very impressive warranty....7 years? Is that for the cell? I mean, am I guaranteed that the cell will work for a whole 7 years? That would be awesome! I might go that route. What is the energy usage on it? Is it a full 220Watts, or 110Watts since you are running it at half output?

    Jeeman
    The warranty is a joke, read the fine print. Still not a bad deal though, especially considering the upfront cost compared to other units.
    17,000 Gallon plaster pool. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE Filter. 3/4 HP Hayward Superpump converted to dual speed. CircuPool RJ45. Skimmer, floor drain, two returns.

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