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    SWG Cell Life

    Being in South Florida the pool is open 365 days a year. I know the average life span of an Aqua Rite cell is a bout 5 years, but is that based on the pool open all year or the pool open 5 or 6 months a year?
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    Re: SWG Cell Life

    Cell lifetime is difficult to predict with any precision. In "normal" usage the "average user" gets something like three to five years. If you keep the pool open year round the lifetime will be shorter than that, though how much shorter depends quite a bit on the water temperature over the winter. If you keep the pool heated during the winter the lifetime will probably be half of "normal". But if the water gets reasonably cold during the winter, chlorine consumption will be dramatically reduced and the cell lifetime will be much closer to the "normal" user.
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    Re: SWG Cell Life

    I think cells are rated for 10000 hours or so.
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    Re: SWG Cell Life

    Quote Originally Posted by bobodaclown
    I think cells are rated for 10000 hours or so.
    At what chlorine output level percentage?
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    Re: SWG Cell Life

    I live in Tucson where pools are open year round and swim season runs from mid April until about Thanksgiving. My AquaRite T-15 cell lasted 6+ years in a 20k pool.
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    Re: SWG Cell Life

    10,000 hours typically at full output. There are other factors that come into play such as water quality and levels.
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