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    Chlorine Generator recommendations

    Hi,

    I want to your recommendations / experience for Chlorine generator for 40k pool in Miami. Also note that I have a single speed pump (1.5 hp), which runs for about 6-8 hours / day year round.

    Do I have to replace the pump with variable speed type to run it for longer period for sufficient chlorine production? I am happy with single speed pump with cost of electricity about $0.14/kWh but if I have to run the pump for say 20 hours - it will not be cost efficient. In this case do recommend variable speed pump.

    Thanks

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    Re: Chlorine Generator recommendations

    I would recommend either the Pool Pilot Digital with the CC-15 cell that is rated at 67,000 gallons or the Pentair Intellichlor with the IC 60 cell which is rated for 60,000 gallons.

    You will most likely need to increase your pump on time during the summer months to make enough chorine from either of these units. I'll take a wild guess that you will most likely have to run 10-12 hours during the summer with a high % output on the cell.
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    Re: Chlorine Generator recommendations

    I know this thread is a few months old however the above post is correct that you'll want to go with an over sized system since your pool is so large and your climate is so hot.
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    Re: Chlorine Generator recommendations

    Thank you guys. much appreciated.
    In ground rectangular Plaster pool.
    Size 40,000 gal.
    Filter SAND Pentair TRITON II
    Pool pump STA-RITE Max E Glas 1.5HP.
    Pool Cleaner Hayward Navigator Pro
    Skimmer Pool Skim
    Pool Heater Pool Fact Industries. Mod. PTST 2 6DE
    Test Kit - TF-100

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    Re: Chlorine Generator recommendations

    Following this thread with interest as we are also in Miami and looking at SWCG.
    Ping, would you recommend the Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWCG? That is being recommended to us by our PB.

    Pool will be IG, 19,500 gallons (still in design phase).
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    Re: Chlorine Generator recommendations

    Being in roughly the same location with the same horsepower pump, I can tell you my electric bill dropped around 50-100 dollars when I dropped my pump from 12 to 6 hours. I would recommend if you want to go this route to find a chlorinator that will chlorinate the pool in 6 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by MSI View Post
    Hi,

    I want to your recommendations / experience for Chlorine generator for 40k pool in Miami. Also note that I have a single speed pump (1.5 hp), which runs for about 6-8 hours / day year round.

    Do I have to replace the pump with variable speed type to run it for longer period for sufficient chlorine production? I am happy with single speed pump with cost of electricity about $0.14/kWh but if I have to run the pump for say 20 hours - it will not be cost efficient. In this case do recommend variable speed pump.

    Thanks

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    Re: Chlorine Generator recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by jro33176 View Post
    Following this thread with interest as we are also in Miami and looking at SWCG.
    Ping, would you recommend the Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWCG? That is being recommended to us by our PB.

    Pool will be IG, 19,500 gallons (still in design phase).
    We recommend sizing the SWG 1.5-3x the size of your pool. That Aquapure 1400 looks sized around 35k. So that is about as small as I would go. It makes around 1.25 lbs/day while the Hayward and Pentair 40k cells produce around 1.4 lbs/day ... which is what I have on my pool which is slightly smaller.
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    Re: Chlorine Generator recommendations

    Your rates are low enough go with a 2-speed. If you can down grade go with a smaller impeller and smaller motor.
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    Re: Chlorine Generator recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by jro33176 View Post
    Following this thread with interest as we are also in Miami and looking at SWCG.
    Ping, would you recommend the Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWCG? That is being recommended to us by our PB.

    Pool will be IG, 19,500 gallons (still in design phase).
    As jblizzle stated, the Hayward and Pentair make more chlorine than the Aquapure for the comparable sized units and you will not have to run the pump as long during summer. I have had so so results with the quality of the Aquapure, fortunately I had a three year warranty to cover all my problems and I have had good service where I'm at.

    My Aquapure is very sensitive to the flow rate when I run at low-speeds. With my plumbing setup, I'm right at the low end of the required minimum flow rate when I run on low-speed. Some of the other brands require less than half the amount the Aquapure requires. Personally, when my SWG dies I will be switching to a 60k rated Pool Pilot Digital as it will fit more in the demands of my pool. We have a high chlorine demand in the summer due to 8 hours of lessons, 90 degree water temps, and then our family use.
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