I'm leaning toward a SWG system. I like the idea of having a closed system that makes chlorine on-site and lugging fewer chemicals/additives. I had briefly toyed with going with a chemical-free system based on some things I read about chlorine but it appears that the articles I came across are written by people who engage in fear-mongering or are misled. Thanks for the good info on here to help clear that up.
I have heard that SWG systems are less work than normal chlorinated pools. I'm not sure if this is true or not. I'd love feedback on the questions below. I'll outline my situation first.
Background info about me and my situation:
- I live in South Florida[/*:m:7x88ibin]
- The pool is in-ground, outdoors, screened, and gets sun. Don't know exact measurements yet.[/*:m:7x88ibin]
- I will be a first-time pool owner so I'm looking for something easy to maintain and safe. I have a pregnant wife and dogs who would like to use the pool.[/*:m:7x88ibin]
- I plan on converting a standard pool to a SWG system and I definitely plan on paying a company to do it. I am not handy and I want it done right.[/*:m:7x88ibin]
My questions about SWG:
- I'm drawn to SWG because it's supposedly less maintenance, less chemicals to lug back and forth, and has water you can open your eyes in. Is this true? If not, what are the real benefits of SWG systems? Is a SWG system better for you than a normal chlorinated pool? I've heard it's better for your skin, eyes, and hair.[/*:m:7x88ibin]
- What do I need to do to maintain my SWG pool? I've never maintained a pool - do I need to hire a pool company? I should mention that I am not handy at all.[/*:m:7x88ibin]
- What will I need to add to the pool?[/*:m:7x88ibin]
- Can you recommend any specific brands for the chlorinator and products to add to the pool?[/*:m:7x88ibin]