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    Aqua Rite

    Hello, My pool install will be beginning shortly, and I'm planning to add a salt water generator. While my pool company had quoted me $1,400, I found the Aqua Rite 40k gallon model for $875 on ebay. I believe my pool, an 18x36, will be around 25,000 gallons. Am I safe to go with the larger model? I don't want the pool installer to say I can't use the generator I bought. Thanks.
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    Re: Aqua Rite

    Larger is always better on your salt cell. Decreased run times = longer life.
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    Re: Aqua Rite

    Definitely get a 40k cell for a 25k pool. We recommend over sizing 1.5-3 times your pool size.

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    Re: Aqua Rite

    The larger size is cell is the way to go, but you might check with your builder to see if their system was going to be used to automate the pool (control pumps, valves, heaters...). If so the Aqua Rite may not be the best choice.
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    Re: Aqua Rite

    Quote Originally Posted by gordiec
    The larger size is cell is the way to go, but you might check with your builder to see if their system was going to be used to automate the pool (control pumps, valves, heaters...). If so the Aqua Rite may not be the best choice.
    Why is that? What is wrong with the Hayward Pro Logic automation system?

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    Re: Aqua Rite

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Quote Originally Posted by gordiec
    The larger size is cell is the way to go, but you might check with your builder to see if their system was going to be used to automate the pool (control pumps, valves, heaters...). If so the Aqua Rite may not be the best choice.
    Why is that? What is wrong with the Hayward Pro Logic automation system?
    Good point! There is nothing wrong with it (as far as I know...), but does it come with the Aqua Rite for $875? I probably should have stated that the two systems be compared side-by-side to see which was the better fit for their needs, rather than just compare the price tags.
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    Re: Aqua Rite

    Am I making a bad move without the pro logic system? I'm not sure that I want to spend that much more on this right now. I am pretty green when it comes to pool maintenance. This is my first pool and I was hoping to shave off a few bucks as costs keep growing.
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    Re: Aqua Rite

    If you do not care about moving valves or turning a bunch of stuff on and off ... then you to not need the pro logic.

    But if you even just have solar and a SWG. Then I think the pro logic is cheaper than buying a solar controller and the aqua rite.

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    Re: Aqua Rite

    So I am jumping in here. I too am looking at a Hayward SWG. My 15 K pool i was going to get the 25K cell. But the 40K isn't much more...Am I still ok with the 40K, or is it way to much overkill? It does say "Up to 40K"
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    Re: Aqua Rite

    The recommendation is a cell sized 1.5-3 times the size of your pool. If the 40K is not much more, it will work for a smaller pool and should last longer.

    The nice thing about the Hayward SWG is that the % setting is fully adjustable, unlike the system that will only adjust in increments of 20% unless you have their automation system.
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    Re: Aqua Rite

    I was concerned it would put out to much at a low lever and I would not be able to adjust low enough. Im sure there are other ways to regulate too. Thanks
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    Re: Aqua Rite

    Yes, pump run time.
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    Re: Aqua Rite

    You adjust with pump run time and % setting. The % setting is the % of time that the cell is actually generating (not a % power).

    So a 10% setting for 5 hour pump run time will actually generate for 30 minutes
    A 50% setting for 1 hour pump run time will also generate for 30 minutes and produce the same amount of FC.

    The Hayward SWG is continuously adjustable via a dial from 0% to 100% ... so you can certainly get the production low enough even with a long pump run time.
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    Re: Aqua Rite

    Thanks, Im ordering the 40k now
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