I just came upon this forum while googling SWG. I'm planning on adding an Intellichlor to my pool in about a week but want to make sure all my ducks are in a row to prevent any problems with the install. I live in No. Calif.
My pool is a 30 yrs. old in-ground fiberglass over gunite. I estimate about 15000 gallons including the spa. My equipment is all pentair with an EasyTouch control panel and Intelliflo VS-3050. I also have both gas and solar heat with no water features. I would like to know opinions as to what size SWG to buy? I have been told by some to go with the Intellichlor IC40 instead of the IC20.
I have been having issues with algae since last year and just found out my phosphates are off the chart at 1000 and conditioner is at 200. I will be draining half my pool tomorrow to help bring the conditioner down and hope this will drop my phosphates as well. I want to make sure my water is balanced before installing the SWG. If I can't bring the phosphates down to an acceptable level what can I do or add that will remedy the problem without a complete drain? Is there anything else I should consider doing prior to the install? Everything else seems to be in balance.