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    Which SWG is a better value

    My Intex cheapee finall died so I need a real SWG for my 8k AGP.

    I have 2" piping and a 250# sand filter so I'm rigged like a IGP.

    Which would be a better value a CircuPool RJ20 with a 7 yr warranty for $549 or a Intellichlor IC15 By Pentair for $389 ?
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Either of those units will be fine. The Intellichlor is a heck of a buy at that price.
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    Either of those units will be fine. The Intellichlor is a heck of a buy at that price.
    Bamma, will the IC 15 be overpowerd enough for my 8k pool ?
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    It's designed for 15,000 gallon pools so it should be great.
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Good deal, got it ordered..thanks !
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Quote Originally Posted by divinduck
    Good deal, got it ordered..thanks !
    Did that price include the power supply?
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    yeah that sounds like the cell only, but if it includes the power supply than that's cheaper than my costs lol

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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Quote Originally Posted by DBfan187
    yeah that sounds like the cell only, but if it includes the power supply than that's cheaper than my costs lol


    Question is, if it doesnt, did divinduck order a power supply?
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    well that is right inline with the power supply's cost

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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Quote Originally Posted by divinduck
    Which would be a better value a CircuPool RJ20 with a 7 yr warranty for $549 or a Intellichlor IC15 By Pentair for $389 ?
    The intex of course!
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Yes it came with a p/s, but it is a smaller sealed unit not the bigger power center.

    And that was $389 TOTAL, no shipping no tax and no handeling !
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Quote Originally Posted by divinduck
    Yes it came with a p/s, but it is a smaller sealed unit not the bigger power center.

    And that was $389 TOTAL, no shipping no tax and no handeling !

    Where did you get that deal?
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Quote Originally Posted by carlscan26
    Quote Originally Posted by divinduck
    Yes it came with a p/s, but it is a smaller sealed unit not the bigger power center.

    And that was $389 TOTAL, no shipping no tax and no handeling !

    Where did you get that deal?
    I second that question!
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    National discount pool supplies
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Quote Originally Posted by divinduck
    Yes it came with a p/s, but it is a smaller sealed unit not the bigger power center.

    And that was $389 TOTAL, no shipping no tax and no handeling !
    Why does it say that for above ground pools you don't need the PS? The other cells indicate the need for a PS. And they seems to say that if this one is used for an IG pool it also needs a PS?
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    Also, are the cells interchangeable if you decide you want a bigger cell is that doable without re-plumbing?
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    The IC15 doesn't need the power "center" like the larger units but it still needs a power supply.
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    ...and that price is gone
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    Re: Which SWG is a better value

    If you're not looking for a lot of bells and whistles if you compare output amounts divided by cost it may give you an idea of value. All SWCG units wear out, they have a fixed life expectancy (total output)and its a function of run time and output percentage run. It's basically if you run it at 50% it will run twice as many hours as 100%. That's how it works on paper, real world conditions will vary.

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