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    Who owns one and are they worth it

    Hey everyone,
    My question is this.
    Anybody know much about the Savior solar surface pump filter assy's? I have seen the videos and actually talked to Michael the owner.
    They appear to work as advertised. Nothing complicated about it. A float, 12VDC bilge pmp, solar panel and some filters.
    They are a bit pricey, but anything with the words solar attached is pricey.
    Anyone have first hand knowledge (ownership)?
    I know they are not meant to be a replacement for the main pump system, just a supplement to cut down on main system run time. That I got from Michael. I also ask him about using it with a salt system, since it's meant to be run with the main system off. He said they have one for salt with it's own electrode.
    Looking for input and opinions.
    Thanks.
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    Re: Who owns one and are they worth it

    I don't know much about that one but this one is a skimmer too which seems like a better option to me.

    http://www.solar-breeze.com/
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    Re: Who owns one and are they worth it

    Yea I have looked at those also. It is a skimmer. The Savior is more than that. The solar breeze might be a better option .....not sure yet.
    12 x 26 Viking FG IG, Bermuda Model, 3 1/2' to 5', 7000 Gallons, Diamond Series Maya, Hayward 1 1/2 HP Maxflo VS, Hayward Stay Clear Plus Cart Filter C17502(S), Hayward Aqua Rite SWG w/T3 cell, Color Changing FIBERSTAR Lighting, Aqua Bot Supreme Robotic cleaner, Brushed Concrete with CCI Liberty Tan color, Taylor K-2006 test kit, Armor Foundation penetrating concrete sealer(lifetime warranty).

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    Re: Who owns one and are they worth it

    The savior looks like it has very small cartridge area so it they would likely need cleaning often...not fun imo. I hope someone can comment on it's effectiveness, since at $800 it is not trivial.

    Unrelated...looking at the pictures on saviorpool's website, I saw this:



    Imo, what a bad idea (has nothing to do with the pump).
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    Re: Who owns one and are they worth it

    The floater scares me almost as much as the fake aligator!

    I could see somebody getting hung up on that gator.
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    Re: Who owns one and are they worth it

    I know people a bit south of me, here in Louisiana, that have experience with real, not concrete alligators getting into their pools. They generally cause a big mess.

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    Re: Who owns one and are they worth it

    Most debris either sinks or floats so keeping a pool clean requires mostly skimming and bottom cleaning and I would rather have a unit that skims instead of just filtering.
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    Re: Who owns one and are they worth it

    They also make one called a bottom feeder, very simple looking device, a 12V bilge pump, some PCV elbows and tees and filters. I think the surface skimmer is more practical in my opinion.
    12 x 26 Viking FG IG, Bermuda Model, 3 1/2' to 5', 7000 Gallons, Diamond Series Maya, Hayward 1 1/2 HP Maxflo VS, Hayward Stay Clear Plus Cart Filter C17502(S), Hayward Aqua Rite SWG w/T3 cell, Color Changing FIBERSTAR Lighting, Aqua Bot Supreme Robotic cleaner, Brushed Concrete with CCI Liberty Tan color, Taylor K-2006 test kit, Armor Foundation penetrating concrete sealer(lifetime warranty).

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