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    H-12 1/2 Mike's Avatar
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    Why a SWG?

    I have owned my pool for 18 years and used a ozonator for about the first 6 years. I have been using liquid bleach since I found TFP in January and the results are awesome. My pool is about 16,000 gals and averages about 44.5 oz of chlorine daily keeping it at 5ppm. I noticed that many on this forum have SWG systems and so I wonder what can a SWG do for my gunite pool?
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    Re: Why a SWG?

    It just eliminates the need for you to haul bleach out there everyday. You're paying upfront for convenience.
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    Re: Why a SWG?

    Yup, convenience. I can go on a 10 day vacation and come back to a clear pool without taking any extraordinary measures.
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    Re: Why a SWG?

    Is there a "payback" with a SWG system? Or will I continue to spend about $30 per month for chlorine?
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    Re: Why a SWG?

    You will spend $0 on chlorine because the SWG makes the FC from the salt in the pool. They are not meant to save money and any time we do a cost analysis, it ends up being about the same cost over the long run: whether you pay for a SWG up front or you pay to add bleach over the life of the cell.

    Here is one example that includes most of the costs: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-a-Salt-System

    The bleach may come out a little cheaper ... not counting your time and energy to haul the bleach.

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    Let me just add that if you have have soft natural stone around your pool like just about everyone in TX seems to have, then a SWG may not be a good idea for you.
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    Re: Why a SWG?

    Thank's all for your help! I will continue with the daily chemical testing and adding chlorine by the bottle. It is working well, I have the time and I am pleased with the results.
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