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    orange county, california

    buying an older model aquarite salt system

    I'm looking to add a salt generator to my pool. I was looking to save money, and found one from craigslist, and need an opinion.
    A guy is selling an older, unused, aqua rite system with t-15 cell for about 500 dollars, is this a good deal?
    Is there any way to test this to make sure it works?
    Assuming it works, is there any downsides to the older generation systems?
    I do NOT plan on integrating it to automation, so thats aside.
    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: buying an older model aquarite salt system

    As long as it really is in like new condition, go for it. The current Internet price for a new control box and cell is around $900.

    The older units will only work with the T-15 cell, and not any of the newer cell designs. That isn't much of an issue as the T-15 is extremely common and a good choice regardless.
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    Re: buying an older model aquarite salt system

    You could at least test the cell at a pool store. Also, you might wire a plug to the main unit to see if it will power up. Doesn't guarantee full operation but would give at least some confidence that it works.
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