I'm not looking for 'cause you get what you pay for' answers. I know that already.
And I'm talking about AGP only.
BUT.... for up to like 24' pools, a less than $200 Intex SWG on average lasts 3+ years (according to reports on this board). Without going into specific brands and models, a typical SWG rated for a typical 24' pool has usually a 1yr warranty on the cell. Cell replacement can cost the same as buying 2-3 Intex units.
Even the BIG AGP's like up to 28' can take two Intex units for WAY, WAY less than the 'big boy SWG's'. I'm just curious why people pay as much for a SWG as they did for the pool itself sometimes.
Every post from people who have the Intex unit love it and state that it provides more than enough chlorine, even the new model that produces less.
How can Intex make such a decent product for so little? And why haven't other brands followed suit and made similar lower end models for the AGP market? (not talking about the low regarded hang over the edge units).