Hello! I just bought a new house and have inherited a 27,000 gallon pool. It's a SWG pool and it's concrete. The previous owner said in 2006, he spent $80k plus on it including the retaining wall and pavers.
I have a really nice pool guy that's been here a few times helping me get the pool up and running as it was somewhat neglected for the last few years. The pool has a Jandy Lite 2 400,000 BTU heater on it, model # LD400N. The pool guy is telling me that the heater has cast iron headers on it and that's not a good match for my SWG pool. The heater is a 2006 model and he does not recommend using it with an SWG pool and to only use it with a chlorine pool.
After a search on the internet I couldnt find much but it seems other's use Jandy heaters on SWG pools. I think I read somewhere that a SWG pool has a salt saturation of 3,000 PPM and the ocean is 35,000 PPM but not sure. Is it safe to be using this heater with my SWG pool or did the previous owner get screwed around on the installation? Pool guy is also telling me that since the heater hasn't been used in several years it will also probably need a $400-$500 regulator maybe???? He said the rubber things inside deteriorate when they are not used. I cant remember if it was the regulator or not.
My pool guy says my in-line chlorinator looks old as well and that we should just make the pool a chlorine pool for the remainder of the season and if I want we can turn it back into a SWG pool when I open it back up in the spring. Thoughts on going this route?
As pool is filling after cleaning