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    Adding a SWG system to my pool...

    I'm thinking about switching my pool over to salt water and I wanted to get everyone's opinion on installing it myself. Is it fairly straightforward or should I pay my PB to install it for me. They're quoting me $1500 for the Pentair system, salt (I know that part is cheap) and the install.

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    Re: Adding a SWG system to my pool...

    If you can hacksaw and glue PVC pipe, it's a pretty small DIY project. Got an extra outlet?
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    Re: Adding a SWG system to my pool...

    I installed a Pentair IC40 successfully. The hard part for me was that you are supposed to have maybe 12" of straight pipe going into the SWG, so accomplishing that was tricky given my existing layout. Once you have the plumbing
    figured out and know how you're going to power it, the actual install was easy.
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    Re: Adding a SWG system to my pool...

    Go for it, I just installed a CircuPool system this weekend. My pool company wanted $250 to install the unit and the provide salt. Salt was about $60-70 bucks, so I figure I saved $190-180. Just make sure you use just the right amount of glue, too little and it really makes the joints difficult to seat the fittings, and too much you have a build up in the pipe. You want to be able to seat the fittings all the way to their stops and be able to make slight adjustments before the glue sets up. I already had the 2" pipe so I just needed to get two couplers and two 90 degree elbows, piece of cake.
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    Re: Adding a SWG system to my pool...

    Cool. This is good info. Thanks guys!
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    Re: Adding a SWG system to my pool...

    Very easy to install.
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