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    Salt Water Chlorine Generator

    I am a new convert to the BBB concept, which I like in theory, but may not be practical due to the fact that the pool is unattended for up to 10 days at a time.
    Previous to reading the advice contained in Pool School, I would use 3" tablets in a floating dispenser as well as the skimmer basket and it would work OK. However my CYA has built up.
    Would the SWCG by, for example, Intex, work? They seem fairly inexpensive and that they would pay for themselves and be good for unattended use once programed. Am I missing something here?
    Sacramento CA
    33,000gal, IG, circa 1970, (now) fiberglass over plaster, pac-fab paper cartridge, 1.5hp pump, polaris 280 (inoperable, UV damage) with booster, solar heat (inoperable, leak in powermat), skimmer (inoperable, line clogged & possibly fractured under concrete), main drain inoperable (long standing problem), jury rigged deep intake, skimmer line work-around in progress.

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    Re: Salt Water Chlorine Generator

    I cannot answer to an Intex SWG working on your pool.
    I would think you would need a pretty big SWG for your size pool.
    I can, however say that the SWG method of chlorine maint. is bay far the easiest, cheapest and most "hands free" (see unattended) solution out there.
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    Re: Salt Water Chlorine Generator

    A pool your sized would probably need two of the intex units in parallel to maintain enough chlorine to keep the level up. The only downside would be if you had a power failure. I'm not sure how well they handle that.
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    Re: Salt Water Chlorine Generator

    I did some research and found that the Intex units are for small above ground pools. The Circupool rj45 looks good.
    Sacramento CA
    33,000gal, IG, circa 1970, (now) fiberglass over plaster, pac-fab paper cartridge, 1.5hp pump, polaris 280 (inoperable, UV damage) with booster, solar heat (inoperable, leak in powermat), skimmer (inoperable, line clogged & possibly fractured under concrete), main drain inoperable (long standing problem), jury rigged deep intake, skimmer line work-around in progress.

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    Re: Salt Water Chlorine Generator

    is bay far the easiest, cheapest and most "hands free" (see unattended) solution out there
    An SWG is the most convenient form of chlorine application but, usually, liquid chlorine is a bit cheaper in the long run.
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    Re: Salt Water Chlorine Generator

    conrad,
    The RJ45 seems the right size for your pool.
    Always oversize so you do not have to run 100%.
    I run mine at 20-30% depending on use.
    FC stays at 3-5 ppm.
    18' X 36' Inground Pool 26,000 gallons. SuperMax 27mil/27mil Vinyl Liner-Installed Fall 2011
    Pentair Intellipro Programable Pump (Model 011018) // Pentair S8M 500 Cartridge Filter // Circupool RJ45 Salt Chlorinator
    2 Hayward Skimmers // 3 Returns // 2 Savi Melody Pool lights // TF-100 Test Kit.

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