I'm still using the SWG that I got with my Intex Pool just 9 months ago which is a 18' X 48" AGP pool. It came with a SWG (Model CS8110) and a T-635 1,500 gph filter pump. I have already replaced the pump with the bigger T622 2,500 gph. It is awesome.
My water is about perfect per my K2006 test kit.
A few says ago I heard my SWG beeping so I took a look and it was flashing the 91 service error (Low Salt).
I turned it off and back on and forgot about it after it ran fine for the next several minutes. I went out to test my water as usual after the SWG had run and recalled the error so I went over and look at it again. It was off now as it should have been per its 3 hour run schedule but it was now showing the red "service" light on.
I tested my salt though I knew it would show at 3,200 per my Taylor salt test kit and it showed exactly 3,200 as it has for the last couple of months.
I just cleaned the SWG out very nicely with vinegar about a month ago and it has no build up on it.
Also, I had noticed that it seemed to only make the little bubbles during the first hour or so of operation each night but none near the end of its cycle. When it first came on before it made plenty. Isn't it supposed to make the bubbles/chlorine the whole time it is running except the very first minute when it starts?
How long should this kind of SWG last? What should I replace it with if it is broken now? Same thing? Is there a better one that will fit my connections I already have to my filter pump? Anyone have any stories to tell me about what happened when theirs did the same thing as mine? Thanks!
I think mine is mine still under warranty. I'm looking for my purchase paperwork now! Thanks all!