Great forum, glad I found it. Have had a Jandy Salt system for 12 years. I am on my third board and fourth cell and the fourth one is throwing a 120 error code after having it 2 years. I have a 33,000 gallon pool, live in Dallas area where its hot, and run it year round (10 hours in summer and about 7 hours a day in winter). Have trouble keeping PH right and frequently have to add acid to pool. I think the long run times and PH issues are maybe culprits on why I only get 2 years and some change out of a cell. Been doing research on Autopilots and Pentairs and people seem to have similar problems with them. I have a pool maintenance guy, so I am seriously thinking of getting an inline chlorinator (Pentair or Hayward) and being done with the $400 a year in salt cell costs.
1) Will an inline chlorinator like a Pentair 320 drop enough chlorine to maintain a 33,000 gallon pool in the Texas heat?
2) It seems the Pentairs have a pretty solid design, are there any that are better, have a higher capacity, or can keep up with a 33K pool better?
3) I attached a picture of the Aquapure plumbing. Its 2 and half inch pipe I believe. Would I install the chlorinator right where the salt cell is. How rough is the replumbing going to be? Fairly handy but this might be above my pay grade, not sure.