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    Intex SWG

    I was at Target today and they have the Intex SWG for $118.00. My question is I have a 19,000 gallon pool would this be a waste of my money to buy it for my pool? It is the newer model SWG and I know from reading that I would need to disconnect the copper cell. The box says it would support a 14,000 gallon pool, would it help my pool any? I am strictly using the BBB method, I do not have any type of chlorine dispenser. I am looking for something to help while we are vacation and not have to rely upon neighbors or family to come by and pour bleach in for me.

    Thanks in advance,
    Carlotta (aka Clodda)
    Oval AGP 18x33x54 18,000 gal.
    2hp Hayward Pump
    Sand filter
    BBB Method
    Jug Dumper

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    MikeInNH's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    Southern NH

    Re: Intex SWG

    I have the 09 model. I run it between 3 to 4 hours a day for 15k of water and haven't had to add anything all summer except for water. The new model looks to put out half the chlorine. I'd hate to run it 6 to 8 hours a day. You can still buy the 09 model but they say the new one has better controls. I'd still go with the 09 model, it should take care of your pool just realize it takes a week to get the thing stabilized to where you want it. It kinda builds up to it.
    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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    Apr 2010
    Las Vegas

    Re: Intex SWG

    Interesting.... I have two of the units from '09 and the manual says the max pool size is 14k gal. Now we know the new ones in '10 put out HALF as much clorine and your saying it still says 14k pool size huh. INTEX "You got some splan'in to do!"
    20,000 gal. 32' x 17' freeform custom pool, 3ft. shallow - 8ft. deep end, Pentair Whisper flow 2.2 HP WF-6, Purex/Triton Nautilus FNS48 DE filter, 2 Intex Chlorine Generators (retired) SR Smith Rouge Rapids curved slide, The Pool Cleaner 4-wheel model w/Hayward large leaf canister. Tightwatt pool timer Spa: Beachport 5 person/350gal. Wishlist: move Neiko Tools pump to slide, solar system, Fountain, Automation.

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    Jul 2009
    Houston, Texas

    Re: Intex SWG

    Intex is relying on the copper ions to take up the slack from the lower chlorine production.
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    Feb 2009
    Paradise (Hampstead, NC)

    Re: Intex SWG

    We have an '09 model, use BBB on our pool. I run it no more than 4 hours a day and the chlorine tests at school bus yellow. The only reason I don't cut it back even more is that we do have power interruptions and I'm out of town frequently. That way I don't have to shock it if we lose power and the programming is lost. Other than the fact that a power glitch gives it a lobotomy, I'm great with it.
    16X32 AB, Jacuzzi Laser 190 19" sand filter, 3/4hp Pentair Optiflo, CircuPool RJ30+ swg, TF 100

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