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Thread: What SWGs are good at automating chem and chlorine

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    What SWGs are good at automating chem and chlorine

    Split off of AutoPilot's Total Control System Review. JasonLion

    Nice Review.

    What other SWG on the market are good in terms of automating chem and chlorine to make your life easier. I'd like to go on vacation for a week and not have to ask my neighbor or family to check my pool. How do people do it?

    How's the new Jandy SWG systems?

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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: What SWGs are good at automating chem and chlorine

    PH and ORP automation doesn't really make your life easier, at least most of the time. They make the entire system more complex, giving you more things that need setup and maintenance, and also giving the system more ways it can break. In an outdoor residential pool ORP automation is almost never worth the trouble. PH automation can be nice sometimes, but you can usually achieve the same effect by balancing your levels carefully so the PH doesn't drift too much.

    You can usually get through a week away by shocking the pool and then covering it. That won't be enough if there is a major storm or a leak, but in those cases nothing would be. Having a main drain helps, because it allows the pump to keep running even if the skimmer gets clogged.
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