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    Any reviews of Pentair Smart pH System?

    I just read about the Pentair Smart pH system and it sounds interesting. Anyone using one? Is this a complete system including a reservoir and pump? If not, does Pentair also make these components? How accurate is the pH monitor? Will it keep the pH in a narrow range? What are the pros and cons of this system? How much does a complete system cost? Anybody giving discounts to TFP Supporters? Any other complete systems that you think are better/more accurate/more affordable?

    Update: Just saw the Pentair Intellichem mentioned in another post from back in early Feb. saying that the Intellichem may well do away with the Smart pH and that it would be shipping by the end of Feb., but I can't find anything about the Intellichem on the Pentair website. Any info on this? Here's a short YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPoNDN5VeXM

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    Gary
    26,200 gal. 35' x 16' Plaster IGP (50 yrs. old), Hayward 48 sq. ft. DE filter, Hayward EcoStar VS pump, Intellichlor IC-40 SWCG, The Pool Cleaner 4X suction, Pool Skim and Pool Devil skimmers. Re-plastered Sept. 2010.

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    Re: Any reviews of Pentair Smart pH System?

    Anybody? If not the Pentair Smart pH system, what other system do you use and what do you think of it?

    Gary
    26,200 gal. 35' x 16' Plaster IGP (50 yrs. old), Hayward 48 sq. ft. DE filter, Hayward EcoStar VS pump, Intellichlor IC-40 SWCG, The Pool Cleaner 4X suction, Pool Skim and Pool Devil skimmers. Re-plastered Sept. 2010.

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    Re: Any reviews of Pentair Smart pH System?

    They are several vendors that have pH adjustment control units. Unless you have a real issue with pH climbing and can't alleviate it with chemical balance it's usually not worth the expense of trying to control it. It's much simpler to buy a peristaltic pump and just run it on a timer. It requires a little fiddling with to get the time just right but it's not a problem for most pools as the pH fluctuation is usually predictable.
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    Re: Any reviews of Pentair Smart pH System?

    I use Simpool pH, link in my sig, installation took 20 minutes and it is a wonderful, simple, inexpensive tool to manage my muriatic acid dosing in combination with the SWCG. Did not want to spend over 200 for my first test but once this unit no longer works (12-24 months), I may replace the probe (about 75.00) or I may upgrade to a Technopool series pH system.

    The test values are solid each time at 7.4 to 7.5, verified by two local shops and my TFT kit.

    Biggest benefit is the total automation and not having to breath fumes and the very small dose injections over the duration of the pump run.

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    Re: Any reviews of Pentair Smart pH System?

    I think for the majority of pool owners, a jug of muriatic acid and a measuring cup works great.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: Any reviews of Pentair Smart pH System?

    I've got a Simpool too, can't fault it.
    Self built 5500 gallon bare concrete (temporarily) pool with limestone coping, Pentair Swimmey 1/2 HP pump, Triton sand filter with DE, Simpool peristaltic muriatic acid pump with pH sensor and Monarch SWG. Home made solar heater with Pentair Compool control panel and 3 way valve. 1 skimmer, 1 main drain, 2 returns, 2" plumbing, Hayward auto fill valve.

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