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    Salt Levels Between SWG Brands

    Happy Easter Y'all.

    I'm trying to decide between the Compuchlor and the Goldline Aquarite. The Compuchlor needs ~6000PPM salt and the Goldine about 1700-3400. Why the big difference? I can imagine that it has to do with the charge that the system runs across the grid. The higher the charge, the lower required salt level. Does that sound right?

    Also, what might the implications be with having a 6000PPM salinity? Possibly salt buildup on walls, more prominent corrosion of parts?

    Thanks for any advice.

    In ground Pool, 13,000 gallons, Cartridge filter (big), Single pump, Hayward Goldline Aqua Rite
    Central Florida
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    susa's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Deep South

    Re: Salt Levels Between SWG Brands

    Have you considered a Pentair IntelliChlor? Optimum level at 3500 ppm and while mine is currently a little over 4000, the unit is working very well and no detectable taste (multiple test subjects...) in water

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    London and France

    Re: Salt Levels Between SWG Brands

    have you also considered switch mode power supply versions, they use aroud 40% less electricity.

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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Salt Levels Between SWG Brands

    The circuitry to run at lower salt levels is slightly more expensive, though prices vary so much you hardly notice that these days. Salt above 6000 starts to be an issue for copper heat exchange coils and a few other materials you see occasionally.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Brisbane, Australia

    Re: Salt Levels Between SWG Brands

    Usually you'd find that Australian and SA models run on 4500-6000 range and any models designed specifically for USA market run on somewhere around 3000. I think it's mainly due to a salt scare that is very common in USA which has partly developed due to people using cheaper materials for pool construction.

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    SW Wisconsin

    Re: Salt Levels Between SWG Brands

    I use the Australian made CompuChlor on my pool and run it at 6000ppm...I have had it 3 years salt creep, no corrosion on heater, or other parts either. Works great, is self cleaning and totally hassle free! I highly recommend the unit.
    33' x 52" Swim and Play Inc. PARAGON AGP. Hayward H200 Heater. Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump. Sta-Rite Cristal Flo T-210WF Sand Filter. Stenner 45M5 chlorine pump

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