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    Jun 2013
    Northern NJ

    Salt water switch

    Hi. A lot of my friends have a swg pool while I use chlorine. They think I'm nuts to use old school methods. Is it costly and worth the switch? I must admit lugging the chlorine from the store is killing me. Thanks
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    Re: Salt water switch

    A lot of people like them. You do still have to test every day or two and there is periodic maintenance involved (including replacing the cell every several years). Cost is about the same.

    Either way you still use chlorine--the SWG just uses electricity to turn salt in the water into chlorine which gets recycled back to salt. You just pay for equipment + electricity instead of bleach.

    I don't find the liquid chlorine to be much of a problem myself and the last thing I want is another electronic gizmo to have to troubleshoot but that is totally a matter of opinion.
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    Re: Salt water switch

    freqz made a good summary

    The costs are about the same over the long term, with the SWG more heavily front loaded. A SWG really just adds convenience of not carrying jugs and being able to go on vacation with less worry.
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