As I was looking for advice on parts selection in a previous thread, I thought I'd do an update...
I ended up getting a Pentair TR60 Clear-Pro tech filter, and a Compupool CPSC 48 SWG from Pool Supply World, which offered the best price of any of the vendors I looked at... I'm quite happy with them, their phone people seemed knowlegable, and I got the products in quite good time.
One disapointment was that I had been under the impression that the CPSC-48 had a built in timer switch to control the pump along with the SWG. When I got it, I found that it didn't, and when I called Compupool, they said the only units with the built in switch were the ones for above-ground pools. They said the transformer needed in the bigger units didn't leave room in the case for the switch.
So I ended up getting two digital time switches from Lowes (not a great deal, could have gotten them for less online, but I was in a hurry) along with a LOT of pipe and fittings...
I got a friend to help with the install, which I think came out VERY nicely - the plumbing is better arranged, and I have both pumps on the equipment deck instead of having the Polaris pump up under the porch. We also got rid of about 6' of extra pipe going to and from the pool on each run. Everything is relatively accessible, and set up so that the various parts can be taken out for service readily if needed. As an added bonus, we even made it all fit in the same enclosure that the old plumbing was in!
As part of the job I uncovered the pool and dumped in the salt, about 6 bags of chlorine tablets (mostly to use up the existing supply and I know I'll need stabilizer anyway...) and a couple gallons of liquid chlorine. I figure on running the pool filter for a couple of days to try and get the leaf-tea cleaned up a bit, and dissolve the chemistry before I actually turn on the SWG...
Hope to get some pictures up of the new setup in the next few days.
One thing that I'm sort of surprised at though, is the filter is showing ZERO pounds of pressure on the brand new guage... It's definitely circulating water through it, but I'd have expected at least a few pounds of pressure, even if it is way oversized for the pool.... (the specs suggest that I ought to have about 2 hours per turnover...)
Does this sound normal, or am I having a problem?