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    SWG Choice

    Hello to All;

    This sight sure is a great place for people to learn about anything to do with pools!
    I am an extreme newbie as I just bought a house with a pool over the winter and am now thinking about getting it going in a month. Although I have read lots of the threads here, I am still thinking I may be in over my head or at least in the deep end of the pool. My pool is currently a chlorine pool and my daughters have sensitive skin (bad rashes in public pools) so I will need to turn it over to salt.

    I have seen a few posts related to specific SWGs and have come down to 2 of the cheaper units to begin with. If anyone can provide comments related to a head-to-head comparison it would be greatly appreciated. It appears the 2 units are made in the same factory in Australia however seem to have a little difference in the control panel, generating limits, anodes, and warranty. The 2 are:
    Circupool RJ30
    Compupool CPSC36
    My pool is a 16x32 at aprox 22,000 gals. Hayward pump and filter with a heater. I am in Toronto Canada area with about 80% sun exposure. Plan on running it about 6 months of the year.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: SWG Choice

    A salt pool is a chlorine pool. That being said, I have never, ever, ever met someone that has followed our recommendations have an issue with sensitive skin. I'll bet that by July, you might spend an hour a week seeing to your pool's needs. The water will sparkle and the family will spend more time together than ever.

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    Re: SWG Choice

    Those bad rashes are most likely NOT due to your daughters sensitive skin. That skin was probably MADE sensitive by bacteria in the water due to those pools not being properly maintained. You'll do better! Welcome aboard.
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    Re: SWG Choice

    Hi guys. I have read thru most of the pool school and it is good reading and has provided a lot of answers. A bookmark on my browser.
    I believe the rashes were from chemical issues but they do break out more than others that swim in the pools. Happened on a lake as well. Anyways, I think by reading the threads here that it would be best to switch over to the swg and that is my first step in creating a positive pool experience.
    Any thoughs on the 2 choices I put forward?

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    http://www.inyopools.com/HowToPage/how_ ... rator.aspx

    That's some good info on installing the Compupool (which I'm looking at too) and may give you a better idea.
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
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    Re: SWG Choice

    In December I installed a RJ-30. The guide woodyp linked above was my step-by-step manual for doing it. If you're so inclined, you can look for the post with my installation experience. So far its been great but I have only had it installed for a few months, and not the hot months either. Good luck with your conversion.

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    No one has reported any significant problems with the CompuPool yet, plus it is less expensive and has the features you really need, so if you are price sensitive I would go with that.
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    Thanks for the info and great link woodyp. I guess with the savings I could buy a new solar blanket.

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