I live in Bellevue, WA, where the year-round mean temp varies from 41F to 67F. I only use a solar cover to help heat the pool during the swimming season; over the winter, I remove the cover and only circulate and sweep as required to keep the pool reasonably clean. I hardly use any chlorine during the off-season. As I understand it, the SWG doesn't work (produce chlorine) at temps below 58F. And I guess it doesn't really need to since algae doesn't form below 60F.
So here's my question:
If I were to install an SWG, could I essentially shut it down during the off-season and would that significantly extend the life of the cell?