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    How often does the salt cell need to be replaced

    How often does the salt cell need to be replaced on the CompuPool CPSC36?

    How about other chlorinators?
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    Re: How often does the salt cell need to be replaced

    It is difficult to predict how long a cell will last on a specific pool. It has a great deal to do with the relative size of the pool and the SWG. Larger SWGs will last longer than smaller ones when used on the same sized pool. Typically a cell lasts three to five years, but it can vary from that by quite a bit.

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    Re: How often does the salt cell need to be replaced

    So would you expect the cell to last 3-5 years on a CompuPool CPSC36? I'm trying to decide which SWG to go with. My pool is a 26k IGP with a liner.
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    Re: How often does the salt cell need to be replaced

    That is the expectation for all brands.
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    Re: How often does the salt cell need to be replaced

    Just be aware premature failure is a real possibility on all of them, there was just a message here over the weekend with someone commenting that they are now on their 3rd cell in 3 years..
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    Re: How often does the salt cell need to be replaced

    I believe most cells are rated on 10000 hours at 100%, but many factors come to play. 3-5 years is a good estimate.
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    Re: How often does the salt cell need to be replaced

    Quote Originally Posted by jfoscue
    So would you expect the cell to last 3-5 years on a CompuPool CPSC36? I'm trying to decide which SWG to go with. My pool is a 26k IGP with a liner.
    We generally recommend sizing the cell for 1.5-3 times your pool size. So that 36 might be slightly on the smaller side (interesting that the Australian brochure lists this for 120,000 liters = ~32k gallons, but the US stores state up to a 40k gallon pool looks like it must be a slightly different design offered here).

    A larger unit will cost a little more, but should last longer as the cell will not require as much run time ... hard to say definitively if the larger one would last longer enough to offset the higher cost, but it seems too.
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    Re: How often does the salt cell need to be replaced

    I only have my SWG for 2 years but I found out the best thing to do is read pool school
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