Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: best generator

  1. Back To Top    #1

    best generator

    good morning,
    it is my intention to spend a fair bit of time reading all the back posts here but if i may , a first question.... i have a pool being finished up that will be , roughly 15,000 gallons. i think i want to use a salt generator system for the chlorine as opposed to the direct chlorine system. assuming a budget for just the salt system hardware of about 1500 $ max , who would you reccommend as the best manufacturer and model ? i need this thing to be as user friendly as possible and as maintainence free as possible i.e. i will gladly pay more for a better unit that i can leave alone for longer than a cheaper unit that requires more hands on attention...

    thanks.

    steve

  2. Back To Top    #2
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879

    Re: best generator

    Welcome to TFP!

    No SWG is completely trouble free. Many of them do quite well, and might behave perfectly for you, but there are always some owners who have problems regardless of brand.

    I am particularly fond of AutoPilot units, they have some nice extra features like an alpha/numeric display that says things in English, but they do cost a bit more than many other units.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    4,052

    Re: best generator

    My CompuPool CPSC48 also has an alphanumeric display. A few complained of some quality issues with the display, but I must have gotten mine after they had the issues resolved. Mine has been great. The price was part of the reason I went with this one.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
    If TFP has helped you, please click to SUPPORT TFP!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Duluth, GA (ATL)
    Posts
    121

    Re: best generator

    I have the Jandy Aquapure Ei. I have a complete Jandy controls setup so it talks to that find and I get all the Alphanumeric information on there like Salt level, etc. Outside on the control board it does have an LCD/Alphanumeric display which would tell you when its in CLEANING mode or if there is LOW SALT, etc.

    Its very easy to install DIY as it just requires you to drill two holes in an existing PVC pipe (comes with the hole saw) so you dont need to do any replumbing as long as there is room for the SWG Cell to fit. Then you just snap on the two piece clamp, put the SWG Cell on it, wire it up, and you ready to roll.

    I like it because real easy to take the cell off, and in the winter includes a cap, so you just put the Cap on it and that way you dont have to worry about the cell cracking. The cells are also cheap to replace, as of right now they are about $180 for the cell (I havent had to replace it yet). The entire system including power control and cell is about $600-650. Its good for upto 35k gallons. Mine much less than that (about 15k combined) and it works great so far, I have it trimmed down to almost 15-20% during summer time and it easily maintains 5ppm FC.

    Dixit
    Picture of Pool
    14,000 Gallon Freeform Plaster based pool. 1,000 Gallon Spa with Spillage Basin. Jandy Aquapure Ei Salt Water Chlorine Generator. Jandy CL580 Cartridge Filter. Sta-Rite P6E6G-208L Filter Pump. Jandy JHP2.0 Spillage Pump. Jandy LX400 Heater. Caretaker 99 Floor cleaner. Polaris Leaf-B-Gone. iAqualink.

  5. Back To Top    #5
    bobodaclown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, FL
    Posts
    2,351

    Re: best generator

    X2 on Compupool CPSC48. Can be had for $750. I've got mine on a 17K pool. Happy with it.
    17K Kidney Shaped Pool Concrete (Diamond Bright) Pool, 3/4 hp 2 speed 115V Sta-rite Duraglas PEA5D-180L/P2R5D-181L (Impeller C105-92PS Diffuser C1-216P), 1.5 piping, Pentair CC100 Filter , Heat Siphon 100K BTU Heat Pump Pool Heater, Flow meter Blue White Flowmeter Model No. F-30150P, Hayward Astrolight SP0581N, SWCG CalimarTitanium Edition TE45 , Dolphin Nautilus Plus with CleverClean, Lakeland Florida

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Re: best generator

    thats wonderful information, all of you, and thanks. let me do some reading and research now and ill be back. thanks again.

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    4

    Re: best generator

    I second Dixit's recommendation. Our new home's pool SWG wasn't working and the controller had been damaged by rain water intrusion. My pool shop installed an Aquapure SWG and a new controller. Both have worked flawlessly for the past year. The controls are easy to understand and use; the owner's manual presents important information usefully. Best test, I check my pool chemistry regularly and the chlorine level is spot on.
    I never really grew up, I just learned how to act in public.

    16k IG gallon pool, StaRite 1hp pump, Pentair 420 filter, Compool Lx220, Aquapure SWG, Polaris 380 w/ boost, 270 sqft Gull solar coils

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Re: best generator

    One other thing you might want to consider is how the SWG will play with systems (pool control equipment) you have on your current pool system or might want to add in the future. I'm speaking of automated systems like Jandy or Hayward. So if you're thinking of upgrading your operating system in the future, the SWG you buy today will want to play well with that system.
    Make Sense?
    22,000 Gal. Pebble-tech Sand Finish Pool | Pentair Pump(s) | Jandy AquaLink RS6 Controls | CircuPool RJ45 SWG

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Re: best generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Oknoproblem
    One other thing you might want to consider is how the SWG will play with systems (pool control equipment) you have on your current pool system or might want to add in the future. I'm speaking of automated systems like Jandy or Hayward. So if you're thinking of upgrading your operating system in the future, the SWG you buy today will want to play well with that system.
    Make Sense?

    yes. i understand that concept completely and am going to great pains to ensure compatibility. that is a lesson long learned and thank you.

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Re: best generator

    Another thing to consider is what is common in your area.... is there local competition for parts and service?

    I have an Autopilot and have had a few problems with it. I don't know if other SWG systems wouldn't have also given me trouble, but there's only one service guy in the Dallas area that services them and I sometimes find his markups on the high side.

    Next time I need to spend big bucks on it, I think I'm going to switch to a more locally popular brand.

    Robert
    20x40 IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo, Sta-Rite System 3 (300) Sq. ft Cart
    Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, 125,000 BTU Pentair heatpump, Polaris 280
    7' IG FG Spa, 2 HP Whisperflo, Pentair Dynamic III Cart (100) Sq. ft

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •