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    Swg?

    After reading up on the Pool school method here it sounds like we would have to add bleach to the pool every single day. That sounds like a lot of bleach and something I won't always have time to mess with or a good place to store.

    What about a intex swg? These can be picked up for around 200$. Would this work for a permanent above ground pool of are they for those tear down pools only?
    13500 gallon AG (24' round), 100 sf cartridge filter, Hayward 1hp pump, pool 10-15 years old with recently replaced liner

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    Re: Swg?

    The current Intex SWG does not have great reputation, the older one was much better until they encheapend it, there are other alternatives out there to the intex though.

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    Re: Swg?

    Any recommendations at a reasonable price?
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    Re: Swg?

    Sorry not really, I use a chlorine injection pump on my pool, but I do have a Saltron SWG on my hot tub which I have been impressed with so far (particularly with its sub $100 price tag on ebay). Saltron makes a retrofit drop in SWG for pools, but caution must be taken using it on vinyl pools due to the drop in nature and potential for bleaching out the liner if there is not enough water flow or it is allowed to stay in contact.

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    Re: Swg?

    CompuPool has their ups and downs, but often works out to be the best value for in-ground pools. If you are willing to spend a little more the AquaRite systems are especially well thought of.

    Using bleach does involve a certain amount of carrying and regular attention to the pool, but it works out to be faster and easier than you might imagine once you get into the routine.
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    Re: Swg?

    AutoPilot, Hayward and Pentair all make systems for above ground pools. AutoPilot makes a few versions of their above ground pool system with their AG model. The AG "Swan Floater" model doesn't require any installation so it is very simple to set up.
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    Re: Swg?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    Using bleach does involve a certain amount of carrying and regular attention to the pool, but it works out to be faster and easier than you might imagine once you get into the routine.
    Agreed, it really isn't too hard at all, and with 13,500 capacity, it won't take all that much.
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    Re: Swg?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    Using bleach does involve a certain amount of carrying and regular attention to the pool, but it works out to be faster and easier than you might imagine once you get into the routine.
    Agreed. I was using Instant Ions as the primary sanitizer for my hot tub (with chlorine after each use), which didn't require daily checking when I wasn't using the tub, but switched to chlorine because the ions weren't doing much for things like worms and mosquito larvae.

    I was worried at first about the daily checking and bleach addition if I switched to chlorine, but if I check levels first thing in the morning while the coffee maker is working it ends up effectively costing me no "real" time. Since the tub is covered (no sun) I don't have to add chlorine every day but I still check levels daily just in case.
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    Re: Swg?

    Since my pool is metal framed is salt water hard on it/too corrosive?
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    Re: Swg?

    A metal frame isn't really a problem unless you live in an extremely arid area or the liner leaks and you don't patch it in a reasonable amount of time.
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