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Thread: SWG's with temperature compensation and other Autopilot questions

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    SWG's with temperature compensation and other Autopilot questions

    I have an Autopilot Digital and LOVE the temperature compensation feature. Is there any other SWG with this feature? My impression is no.

    Also, I have the Autopilot on a pool, and am contemplating an SWG on a spa (separate body of water) as adding bleach is getting really old. The spa is like 2000 gallons, and I run the pump only 1.5 hours a day.

    Does the Autopilot Pool pilot Nano have temperature compensation?

    If not, can I run a Autopilot Digital with the smallest size cell even on my 2000 gallon spa without problems? Assuming I limit the time the SWG is run, of course.

    And what exactly is the difference between the Autopilot Pool pilot digital and pool pilot soft touch?

    Thanks!
    15k gunite pool. Intelliflo VF. Autopilot SWG.
    2k separate spa with waterfall (ie: pain in the rear maintaining a separate body of water). 2HP Hayward Tristar pump.

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    Re: SWG's with temperature compensation and other Autopilot questions

    There are two different kinds of temperature compensation. AutoPilot units are the only ones that adjust chlorine production based on temperature. But many brands adjust their salt sensors based on temperature, which is also called temperature compensation.

    Yes, the Nano has temp compensation.

    AutoPilot has units specifically designed for use with spas/hot tubs. One of those would be a much better choice for a spa.

    The SoftTouch is much more limited in some ways, doesn't have the alpha/numeric display, just LEDs.
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    Re: SWG's with temperature compensation and other Autopilot questions

    JasonLion, thanks for the reply. I really wish the Spa Autopilot version would work for me, but it looks like it has a limit of 600 gallons max, while my spa is 2000 gallons. But that is great to hear the Nano has temp compensation (the one that adjusts the chlorine with temp, I mean), as that is significantly cheaper than the Autopilot digital.
    15k gunite pool. Intelliflo VF. Autopilot SWG.
    2k separate spa with waterfall (ie: pain in the rear maintaining a separate body of water). 2HP Hayward Tristar pump.

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