I often forget to add chemicals using the BBB method, so I end up with very large swings in my pool chemistry. I'm looking at making several upgrades to the pool to help me fix this. Obviously I understand that regular testing and additional maintenance will still be required to keep the pool perfect, but I'm expecting that these upgrades will at least help my issue. Please read each section and feel free to just throw out any comments or information that you want. Thank you in advance for all of the help and support.
A Paramount In-Floor Cleaner system is already installed, but I know it needs some maintenance so parts are already on the way for it.
The first upgrade I want is a variable speed pump. Currently I have a 2HP whisperflo running the main circuit and floor cleaners. I'd like to switch to variable so that I can reduce the noise to the minimum required to run the floor cleaners for however many hours per day that I'll need, and then lower t o run the rest of the day for circulation.
The second upgrade that I'm looking at is converting to a salt water pool. I've had no issues maintaining my pool with the BBB method (except for large chemistry swings), but I want to lessen my workload. Since I already have an intellitouch i9+3 control system, I am looking at sticking with pentair as much as possible. Therefore, I've been looking at the Intellichlor IC40. I only have a 12K gallon pool so this would be more than the recommended 1.5-3.0 times the pool size.
The third upgrade would be to install either an Intelliph or Intellichem system to dispense muriatic acid. I'm leaning more toward the SWG instead of the Intellichem with liquid chlorine because of price. But for PH control, I'm still on the fence about whether to get the intellichem with 1 pump for acid ($1041.99) so that it will measure the ph before dispensing, or getting the intelliph ($430.99) which I just have to monitor myself after dialing in. I would like to go with the more automated one, but is it work the extra cost?
Again, thank you for any help!