A lot of firsts for me. First time home buyer. First time pool owner. First thread on here other than my introduction.
My question for this forum is... what is everyone's preference on SWGs? My pool is not huge but it does get a lot of play (there are 4 adults that live here, plus a child, plus random guests).
I see suggestions for AquaRite, CompuPool, AutoPilot, and Pentair. I understand they all have their strengths and weaknesses.
What I have right now is the Monarch Eco-Matic ESC-24. Basically what happened was that I wanted to clean the cell to get a baseline of where it was. The cell was stuck in the housing by little pebbles as well as the leads being all corroded/messed up. So the only way for me to remove the cell was to break the cell. After that experience I decided that I didn't like the design - other designs I've seen seem much more simple and less prone to such a breakage. You either take the entire SWG out of line or the cell slides straight out (instead of rotating with the cap).
So I guess what I am looking for is a unit that is simple, reliable, and easy to clean. An added bonus would be for it to be able to withstand direct Arizona sunlight all day. I know this is a broad question so I apologize in advance - I'm just OCD when it comes to researching products before buying them. Thanks in advance.