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    Looking to replce my Aquarite SW generator

    I have had to my current AquaRite SWG for about 8 years and have had to replce my mother board 3 times and twice in the last 3 years. I like the low maintainance of a SWG versus chlorine but I have about had it with my current generator!!!

    Is there a better brand of SWG or should I just remove it and replace it with a chlorine tablet metering system?

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    Re: Looking to replce my Aquarite SW generator

    Do you know what is going bad with the motherboard? These units are known to have issues with the current limiters but can be fixed easily.

    What is your average salt level?



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    Re: Looking to replce my Aquarite SW generator

    The ones that went bad were caused by the current limiters. My average salt level has been 3100 ppm

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    Re: Looking to replce my Aquarite SW generator

    If it was just the current limiter, then you would just need to replace that $2 part (like the video shows) and not the entire board.
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    Re: Looking to replce my Aquarite SW generator

    Thanks for the info. I have ordered the parts hope that will do the trick.

    Do you know what is the reason these current limiters go out so often?

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    Re: Looking to replce my Aquarite SW generator

    Quote Originally Posted by kirkdbjl
    or should I just remove it and replace it with a chlorine tablet metering system?
    As a side note, you do not want to do this. See this pool school article: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-..._chlorine_pool and while you are at it, I would spend some time reading this pool school article as well: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...ater_generator
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    Re: Looking to replce my Aquarite SW generator

    I am happy to say ythanks to this forum I fixed the problem by replacing the current limiter as addressed on this forum. Thank you for all you assistance.

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    Re: Looking to replce my Aquarite SW generator

    Glad it worked out. Also, if you still have the old motherboards, it might be worthwhile to fix those and sell them on ebay.
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    Re: Looking to replce my Aquarite SW generator

    I think it is power fluctuations/spikes that kill the limiter. It appears to be a sacrificial part.

    Has anyone thought of making the current limiter a remote, changeable part by running wires to a socket? I am on my 3rd board in 9 years, and I cannot remember if I changed the limiter on my "spare" board....LOL.
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