Back in March I signed up, and paid for, a deal that was too good to be true which included a SWG and variable speed pump for all of $1300 installed. Turns out, it was, and after the company put off my installation three times, and I later discovered the products were cheap Chinese knockoff's of Hayward products, I got my money back.
Now that I'm slightly more knowledgeable and a lot more guarded, I'm shopping out options for a salt water generator. In the last three days I've been to five different pool companies. All five have recommended different companies. All five have given me the line that they "only sell this unit because the others are junk." All five have had different prices ranging from $1100 to $3500 installed.
Here are the particulars about my pool:
1- I'm on Long Island and we keep the pool open from mid May to late September
2- The pool is in full sun almost all day
3- It is about 32000 gallons
From what I've read and been told, I'm starting to lean toward an AutoPilot system. However it's mid to high range in price. My question is, is there really a system that's head and shoulders above the rest, and what size system should I be looking for? By that I mean, a 35k system, a 40k+ system? I'm fairly lost here!