Newbie here, hello all--
Despite having lurked here for quite a while (meaning I should know better), my husband and I fell for the pool store package deal. I hope you guys can tell me all is not lost. We are awaiting install probably late next week (July 5 or 6). We did get the AquaSmarte system as part of the package, and we have decided not to install this.
Which leaves us with a decision between the liquid chlorine, etc. (BBB) maintenance, or an SWG. We bought this pool at Watson's, where the sales guy said abruptly, "salt water generators void the warranty." I called again today (anonymously) and asked if they sell the SWG's for AG pools and the guy (who I believe was our salesman) said "No." I asked if he knew where they sold them in our town, and he said "No. Almost no one sells them." I asked why they were bad for AG pools, and he said corrosion, and then added "the high level of chlorine they produce is bad." I was suspicious of that part.
Anyway, we have definitely read of the corrosion issue, but the only thing I could find online re: warranty on this pool (the box hasn't been opened so we haven't yet seen what manual is inside) just says it won't cover things related to chemical issues -- but that to me means salt AND chlorine. The pool is Cascade model, Asahi.
Meanwhile, Leslie's in our area sells the Intex SWG, and they happily sell and promote them to their customers to whom they sell their AG pools.
I want to justify an SWG, but I really want to know if I'm nuts for doing so. Thanks!