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    Looking to buy

    I've started my research phase for purchasing a SWG. I've been reading a lot of threads on here and everywhere online.
    I'll be installing the unit myself.

    I guess my question is which SWG would be best for situation?
    I know price plays a factor, so I'm probably looking for something around 800.

    I'm not sure if it matters but I currently run my pool pump 12 hours a day. The pool is in the sun from about 8am-7pm.
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    Re: Looking to buy

    Take a look at CompuPool and Aqua Rite. Both review well, though CompuPool is too new to have any meaningful reliability data.
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    Re: Looking to buy

    My pool is about 20k gallons.
    I know it's said to go with a bigger size unit than your pool.
    I've seen units that say 25k and 40k. I'm assuming I want to price the 40k units?
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    Re: Looking to buy

    Definately 40K
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    Re: Looking to buy

    What is the difference between the Aqua Rite and Pro version, along with the SwimPure Plus?
    I'm unable any specs to tell the difference.

    Actually I may go with the CompuPool for the price.
    Do you think I should look at getting the 40k or the 60k gallon unit?
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    Re: Looking to buy

    I recommend the 40K. Reason being the 60K unit may be too powerful even at the lowest setting. I have a pool the same size as yours. The builder installed a Jandy 1400 which is the 40K model. Mine comfortably maintains the Chlorine level and it is set at 35%. If you oversize the unit too much, you could lose the fine level of contro that is needed to hold the chlorine steady.

    Hope this makes sense...
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    Re: Looking to buy

    >> What is the difference between the Aqua Rite and Pro version

    try this link

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    Re: Looking to buy

    Well I just bought the CompuPool Salt Chlorine Generator for Inground pools up to 40,000 Gallons (CPSC36).
    I just couldn't pass up the price of it. The total cost was $614.99
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    Re: Looking to buy

    Where did you get it for that price?

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    Re: Looking to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by rickthescot
    Where did you get it for that price?
    I bought it from PoolSupplyWorld

    Found a discount code online to top it off.
    Eric

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    Re: Looking to buy

    Well I received my SWG on Friday. It's been raining all weekend so i haven't been able to install it.
    Looking at my current setup, I'm thinking it should go inline where the current Auto chlorinator is?
    Or should i leave the auto chlorinator in place and add on with a bypass?

    What's your opinion?

    Eric

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    Re: Looking to buy

    I would replace the in-line chlorinator, as that will be by far the simpler plumbing job, and there shouldn't be any need for the chlorinator once the SWG is installed.

    I would install the SWG at the height of the pipe coming out of the multi-port valve, instead of down at ground level. Either place will work, but higher up should allow easier access without blocking access to the multi-port. If everything fits just right, the higher mounting can also eliminate a 90 degree bend from the plumbing.
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    Re: Looking to buy

    And should I attach unions so I can remove the cell during winter?
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    Re: Looking to buy

    The cell should come with unions. There isn't any need to remove the cell for the winter, but you do need to be able to remove it to inspect the cell, clean the cell plates, and replace the cell when it wears out.
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    Re: Looking to buy

    Where did you find the discount code online?
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    Re: Looking to buy

    Would this be a good unit for an above ground pool also?
    16,000 gal
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    Re: Looking to buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamm999
    Where did you find the discount code online?
    I just searched Google for "websitesname promo codes or discount codes".
    Typically retailmenot.com has some updated ones.
    Eric

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    Re: Looking to buy

    Pool school says:
    The best choices include Diamond Crystal® Solar Salt Extra Coarse Crystals in blue bags, Morton® White Crystal® Water Softener Salt in blue bags, or Diamond Crystal® Sun Gems® Crystals Water Softener Salt in yellow bags.

    But the salt I found was in a white bag. Is this salt ok to use?
    Eric

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    Re: Looking to buy

    Morons site also says it's 99.5% pure.
    Eric

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