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    Jul 2014
    nottingham , UK

    swg any good?

    Hi I have a 12' x 40" round agp. I am thinking of adding a swg as im fed up of constantly checking and adjusting chlorine levels. Are the intex ones any good as there only £115 (im in the UK)

    Here is the one I found and will it stop me having to chlorinate?

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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: swg any good?

    The Intex SWG units get good reviews. They are fairly basic compared to the high end choices, but they work and they are way less expensive.
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    Redmond, OR

    Re: swg any good?

    Definitely follow the directions here for proper SWCG levels for your pool for the longest life of your unit, and the least headache.

    Also, be sure to unplug the copper cell when you get your unit, as the copper it adds will eventually get too high and cause blonde hair to turn green, metal staining, and eventually green water.

    Avoid the Intex SWCG with the built in ozone unit, it's a waste!
    Also, try to go with a stand alone SWCG unit, not the Intex units that have a pump and filter built in. Less to replace/repair when it breaks down due to age.

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    Springfield Illinois

    Re: swg any good?

    I use one of these

    works great , I run it for 5 hours a day for now. Cheap and works. Maintaines my Fc at 5.
    No need to add chlorine tabs or bleach
    Just make sure that it is on the same time the pump is on for circulation

    I have a Brand new spare on my garage shelf if this one ever fails. I ordered one before I ordered the pool.Then the Pool kit came with one, So I had a built in cheap spare
    Fast and easy swap if it does
    --- Greg----
    24 x 54 Round Cozumel AGP with Grand Entrance Step 14500 Gal
    Running ntex Krystal Clear Saltwater System with E.C.O.
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    Stafford / VA

    Re: swg any good?

    I got this with my Intex Pool.
    Y_Not that is a good idea on the stand alone unit. I was actually thinking it would be better to have the pump/filter/SWG all in one, but that makes sense.

    What do I do to disconnect the copper cell? Will search on that. What is the purpose of it, if it can lead to problems?
    12' x 24' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame. Sand Filter + Salt Water System

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