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Thread: Issues in buying a used SWG

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    Issues in buying a used SWG

    I'm looking at purchasing a used Intellichlor IC40 that is supposedly two years old, and only used a total of about 6 months.

    When inspecting the unit, what should I be on the lookout for? How long do the cells typically last in a seasonal pool (i.e., 4 months or so of usage per year)? I know the life of the cells will vary on a number of factors, so all I'm looking for is rough estimate.

    ~26000 gal gunite with steel walls (aka "hybrid"), sta-rite sand filter - T-200-BP1, 3/4hp Pentair Whisperflo pump, figure-8 shaped pool, polaris 380 and booster pump, borates, Compupool CPSC 36 SWCG.

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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Issues in buying a used SWG

    A typical cell in a typical install will last three to five calendar years. However, there are many factors that can affect that and actual lifetimes can be much shorter or much longer than that.

    About all you can do is to check the cell for visible damage or calcium scaling, and make sure it is currently working.
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