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Thread: Salt Generator for 8k pool?

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    May 2013
    Lake George, New York

    Salt Generator for 8k pool?

    I'm getting an Aquawood 12x24 semi-above ground insulated pool (8000 gal.) with a Pentair 40 w/ 1.5 hp and a Raypak Versa 130k NG heater with cupro-nickel as I'm thinking of going with the Intellichor IC20. Is this the best choice in a less than $400 generator or what other should I consider? How about the Intex 54601EG? Specs say it can handle pools up to 12k. I see this model can be had for about $120. Good deal or stay away?
    8000 gal. 12x24 semi-inground AquaWood, 1HP Zodiac 240v in-ground pump, Pentair Tagelus TA40 Sand Filter, CompuPool 16 SWG, Hayward 150k Cupro-nickel NG heater, Pool RoverT Jr. cleaner

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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Salt Generator for 8k pool?

    Welcome to tfp, arm

    I have the intex cs8110 (which was the 54601) which may be the same as the 54601EG you are looking at (not sure since it seems Intex changes there designs without always changing their model numbers). It works great for my 11000 gallon pool. With that said, it is a no frills swg and it is really is not intended for permanent pool installs.

    As for the pump, I would consider a 2-speed ~ 1hp pump. It will be quieter and save you electricity, since most of the time you would run on low.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Salt Generator for 8k pool?

    The problem with the IntelliChlor is that it does not allow for good output control (Unless you have automation). It has 0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 %. In most cases, the cell will over chlorinate or under chlorinate.
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