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    Duoclear warranty voiding & general Q's about SWGs

    1st timer here, Hello to everyone and thanks to all for setting up this forum & all the good posts/contributions

    Signed up as we've heard nothing but good things about SWG's + the Duoclear is on sale till Saturday up here in Niagara: $1000CAD system, $100CAD for cartridge, $200 install (may do it myself)

    Zodiac's lifetime warranty requires a new cartridge every year, otherwise warranty is void.

    If we skip the cartridge, void the warranty, then how does the Duoclear compare pricewise? As in the TCO (total cost of ownership). 3 costs I can think of : initial system, replacing electrode module, electrical use.
    I assume that initial cost and electrical use are similar among brands, leaving only the electrodes.
    Is it a bad idea to lose the warranty?

    Got some info in pool-school, but to be clear:
    - Are SWG's that much better?
    - I was told that with savings on chemicals, you get your money back in about 3 years, true?
    - Are they the overall best choice (vs say UV light)t?
    - is Duoclear a good pick or is there better?

    Thanks.
    36' x 18' IG vinyl | 120,000L (31,700Gallons) | STA-RITE system3 S7M120 cartridge filter | Centurion switchless/self-prime MPRA6E-147LC pump | Hayward H250 (250K btu) heater | Baracuda Alpha 3 auto-vac | bubble solar blanket | safety cover

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    Re: Duoclear warranty voiding & general Q's about SWGs

    You're better off looking at something else. The compu-pool's are gaining in reputation and they don't require the cartridge.

    Look at it this way. If you buy a new cartridge every year to maintain the warranty you could put that in the bank and every 4 years buy a new cell for what you would spend for the cartridge.
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    Re: Duoclear warranty voiding & general Q's about SWGs

    I was thinking the same thing re replacing the cell.
    I'm just looking at the compu-pool - your right, as low as $510USD. Almost half the price. Plus it's see-thru.
    ... plus 1amp power vs 4amp for duoclear, wow.

    So far so good with the compu-pool... How old are they?

    compu-pool's site says model#CPSC24 is for 30K gallon, but google product says it's 26K gallon. So this model or next size up?

    EDIT: just read JasonLion post - so they are new, not much history, but so far so good. Sounds promising...
    36' x 18' IG vinyl | 120,000L (31,700Gallons) | STA-RITE system3 S7M120 cartridge filter | Centurion switchless/self-prime MPRA6E-147LC pump | Hayward H250 (250K btu) heater | Baracuda Alpha 3 auto-vac | bubble solar blanket | safety cover

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    Re: Duoclear warranty voiding & general Q's about SWGs

    We don't have many people with them so far but we've heard no bad reports so that's a good thing.

    If I were looking for a swcg they'd be top of the list.
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