I've been reading up on the Liquidator and have a few questions that I haven't yet found answers to.
I understand that the unit supplies chlorine whenever the pump is running, so how does this effect times when I want to run the jacuzzi? My jacuzzi is sometimes in use for a few hours at a time, and since ALL the flow is going through the jacuzzi during this time, it seems like this could raise the chlorine level in the jacuzzi since it's such a small volume. Is this a consideration? It seems like any extra pump time would also be a consideration, like it I want to vacuum, or do extra skimming, or run run the pump while adding any other chemicals, etc.
Can the unit be installed so that it only flows when the valves are set to the pool -- i.e. so that when the valves are switched to the jacuzzi, the LQ is out of the loop? I found a manual for the LQ at ezpool.com (strange that I could not find one on the hasa site) and it "seems" like this would be possible based on the picture, but I'm not entirely sure since the manual doesn't really cover this.
I also see some posts from people saying they installed this without drilling any holes so that they could easily remove it if they wanted. How is this done? The instructions seem to indicate that you have to drill holes in order to install it.
The instructions also say to install it upstream of the heater, which seems odd to me. Wouldn't it be preferable if the fresh chlorine was added AFTER the high heat source?
Finally, would most people here use the 4 gallon unit for a 25K to 30K gallon pool in Southern California (i.e. sunny), or would the 8 gallon unit mean less maintenance? I noticed that the difference in price did not seem to be all that much, and I'd want to get the "best" one for my situation. Are there downsides to the 8 gallon that I'm not considering? Would the 8 just be overkill?
Thanks for any information on this,