Greetings, all! I'm brand new to the board and new to keeping up my pool on my own. I've done a lot of recent work, including changing out my equipment pad with all new Pentair equipment -- a cartridge filter, Intelliflo VS pump, and today will be installing (having installed, actually) an EasyTouch 4 with Salt Generator. The salt water generator is the one sized for 40k gallons, but my pool is 20k. I was told it will perform better with the larger system.
So here's my question (and I apologize because I know my answer is probably scattered about, but have had trouble getting a clear idea from the various posts). I am trying to create a pool that I can leave alone for months on end with extended travel, with my neighbor stopping by to make sure nothing terrible has happened in my absence. I am looking into a Ph controller for the pool because I understand that the salt water systems require careful Ph management. I was at first attracted to the C02 approach, but then say that TA is not adequately controlled and the C02 canisters do not last so long in most cases.
So I'm now looking at an acid dispenser. I've looked at the Pentair Smart Ph but it seems to be very pricy and doesn't offer any integration into the overall Pentair system I'm installing (EasyTouch, for instance). I'd also rather not spend a fortune. Any advice on a good system for this? Experiences? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.