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Thread: Old model of Intex SWG available for purchase on Intex websi

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    Old model of Intex SWG available for purchase on Intex websi

    I noticed that there are two listing for SWG's that can be purchased directly from Intex (which I will refer to as old model and new model since that's what we generally refer to them here), the old model without copper ionization and the new model with copper.

    I was wondering if anyone else has noticed this and bought the older model directly from Intex lately? I will call them sometime next week to find out if no one else has.

    Also, I sent an email to customer service blasting them (in a polite way) about adding copper to their SWG and how they took a very good product and made it bad. I told them what have they told people that are calling in about their green hair? And that probably more non-Intex pool owners purchased their equipment than actually Intex pool owners, and I hope that they really put things back to the way they were. I commended them on such a wonderful product that is perfect for us medium to smaller sized above ground pool owners.

    Maybe if others write them, they may see the error of their ways
    24' x 52" AGP = 13.5k gallons
    Dynamo 2.0 HP pump,Sand Dollar sand filter
    Polaris 65 vacuum (good when there are a ton of leaves on bottom), Pool Rover Jr. (LOVE it, but power box dead right now), AquaCritter (an excellent suction side cleaner)

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    Re: Old model of Intex SWG available for purchase on Intex w

    Can you furnish a link? I go their website and they only have one model, part number 16601. Is that the one you think os "old?". Thanks for any info - I just bought a "new/copper" one today at walmart but could return ot if the direct from intex works out. Thanks!
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Old model of Intex SWG available for purchase on Intex w

    Maybe we should all send them a note to offer the product again as it was instead of the "new and improved" version. If they get enough concerns/requests maybe they will consider changing back or offering the previous model again.
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    Re: Old model of Intex SWG available for purchase on Intex w

    Quote Originally Posted by crek31
    Can you furnish a link? I go their website and they only have one model, part number 16601. Is that the one you think os "old?". Thanks for any info - I just bought a "new/copper" one today at walmart but could return ot if the direct from intex works out. Thanks!
    Yes the 16601 is the one I'm talking about. The model sold in stores and online previously was 56601 which didn't have copper.

    btw, did you pay $199 for it from Walmart? It's only $139 if you buy it from walmart.com and get free shipping if you pick it up at the store.
    24' x 52" AGP = 13.5k gallons
    Dynamo 2.0 HP pump,Sand Dollar sand filter
    Polaris 65 vacuum (good when there are a ton of leaves on bottom), Pool Rover Jr. (LOVE it, but power box dead right now), AquaCritter (an excellent suction side cleaner)

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    Re: Old model of Intex SWG available for purchase on Intex w

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziqzer
    Maybe we should all send them a note to offer the product again as it was instead of the "new and improved" version. If they get enough concerns/requests maybe they will consider changing back or offering the previous model again.
    In another post I made a few hours ago on this forum, I suggested the same thing. I have already emailed them and told them what a mistake they made.
    24' x 52" AGP = 13.5k gallons
    Dynamo 2.0 HP pump,Sand Dollar sand filter
    Polaris 65 vacuum (good when there are a ton of leaves on bottom), Pool Rover Jr. (LOVE it, but power box dead right now), AquaCritter (an excellent suction side cleaner)

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    Re: Old model of Intex SWG available for purchase on Intex w

    I did pay the 199 because I bought before I saw your post in my thread. However, it looks to me like it is now $169 online. I will be with you ordering from Intexand returning to Walmart if you confirm it is old model. Thanks!
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Old model of Intex SWG available for purchase on Intex w

    Quote Originally Posted by crek31
    I did pay the 199 because I bought before I saw your post in my thread. However, it looks to me like it is now $169 online. I will be with you ordering from Intexand returning to Walmart if you confirm it is old model. Thanks!
    Wow, they did go up. Hmmm... was still at $139 about 3 days ago. I first saw them at $139 a little over 3 weeks ago.
    24' x 52" AGP = 13.5k gallons
    Dynamo 2.0 HP pump,Sand Dollar sand filter
    Polaris 65 vacuum (good when there are a ton of leaves on bottom), Pool Rover Jr. (LOVE it, but power box dead right now), AquaCritter (an excellent suction side cleaner)

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    Re: Old model of Intex SWG available for purchase on Intex w

    Apparently buying it from intexstore.com adds a healthy shipping fee for a total of $233.74.

    Product Cost: $189.99
    Sales Tax: $0.00
    Shipping and Handling: $43.75
    Total Order Cost: $233.74
    * 18' x 33' - 48" oval AGP - new liner Summer 2014
    * Hayward Pro Series S210T Top Mount Sand Filter
    * Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 1 1/2 hp Pump Model SP5615
    (equipment on posts prior to summer 2014) Hayward PowerFlo 1 hp pump - Jacuzzi "Tidewater" 190L, sand filter

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