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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    Is the Pentair easytouch better than the suntouch
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    Re: Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    I prefer the EasyTouch system...

    Here is a link to another thread with some information and compared features: suntouch-vs-easytouch-for-simple-installation-t37525.html

    Can you give us some more information about what you are trying to achieve? Adding equipment and pool specs to your signature box will be helpful.

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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    Thanks just want to make the right buying decisions from the start
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    Re: Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    The EasyTouch has more features than the SunTouch, but it may not be a better choice for some specific situation. If your needs are simple, the SunTouch might be more than enough and the extra options on the EasyTouch could simply be in the way.
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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    I want to be able to speed up and slow down the pump for cleaning and filtering. Does it also control the SWG?
    When I say control I mean will it adjust the cell for the pump speed to keep correct dose?
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    Re: Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    You can get an EasyTouch control panel with an salt system relay. I am not 100% certain about the SunTouch..so I will look into that right now.

    Either will be able to control the speed of your pump. What brand/model pump do you have?

    Can you please tell us what equipment you have (or are planning to add)? Do you have any water features? Do you want your automation to control pool and/or landscape lighting? Do you have a spa? All of these answers will help us determine which automation system if best for you.

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    I am in the planning stages of building a pool. I want to make an educated decision when I go to the pool builders for bids. I know I am going to build a 18x36 vinyl liner pool also considering intelliflow pump. I know I want all pentair equipment
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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    Might get a two speed pump also not sure at the moment. I will be adding landscape lighting and a Polaris and booster pump. Also a SWG
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    Re: Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    Quote Originally Posted by OcneeDawg
    I am in the planning stages of building a pool. I want to make an educated decision when I go to the pool builders for bids. I know I am going to build a 18x36 vinyl liner pool also considering intelliflow pump. I know I want all pentair equipment
    Gotcha. A few things to keep in mind...
    Over-sizing your filter (and SWCG if you add one) is recommended. A larger filter will not have to be cleaned as often. An over-sized SWCG will not need to run as long each day..and thus will last longer.
    Quote Originally Posted by OcneeDawg
    Might get a two speed pump also not sure at the moment
    As for pump, you should go with at least a 2-speed in my opinion. The IntelliFlo VS (sku 011018) is very popular, and very reliable. The variable speed and variable flow pumps qualify for pretty substantial rebates in most areas. Where are you located?

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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    Thanks for all of the help. I didn't know anything about pools before I found this site. I have two little girls and a wife that wants one bad.
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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    I am in Georgia near Macon
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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    How do you control the SWG of you use a variable speed pump?
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    Re: Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    Your control panel will allow you to have your pump (and SWCG) on a timer. You will just want to make sure that your pump is on when your SWCG is on. Basically, you can run the pump without running the SWCG, but not the other way around.

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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    What about the speed of the pump how does it affect the SWCG production?
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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    Let's say I run it 24hrs a day 20hrs at 20% and 4hrs at 80% how does the SWCG know to adjust its rate or do you just set it to run when you have the pump speed at 20%
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    I gave another SWCG question

    I put this in a post below but never got a response. I am new here so forgive me if I ask stupid questions. Let's say I get a pentair intelliflow pump with the easytouch SWCG. I want to run my pump at 20% for 20hrs and 60% for 4 hrs how does the SWCG know what flow I am running. Does the SWCG come on to regulate a % of chlorine or does it come on with a timer and generate a set amount all the time?
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    Re: I gave another SWCG question

    I can only speak for my system. Mine has only one setting that you can change...the percentage of runtime of the pump. The SWG ONLY runs when the pump is on for my system. As I have a one speed pump, it's easy for me to vary the percentage of runtime to my needs for FC.
    Just so I will know, why would you want to vary the percentages of production for the time periods you state...just curious!!
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    Re: I gave another SWCG question

    It generates set amount, according to the percentage set on the control panel of the SWCG. Typically it detect flow/no flow and shuts down if no flow is detected.
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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    I figure to run my Polaris it will work better at a higher flow I figure the skimmer will work better as well just for a few hrs over night. I don't want to put to much chlorine in. I guess I just didnt really understand how the SWCG worked
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    Y'all are going to tired of me asking but

    How do you figure out what percentage to run your SWCG?
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