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    Did I pull the trigger too fast?

    I just ordered an Intex Krystal clear saltwater chlorine generator. The price was right, but now I have buyers remorse. I may still have time to cancel my order.

    Maybe a stenner pump is really what's best for me and my pool. The main reason I want either of these is so I am able to leave on short trips and not worry about chlorine levels.

    The intex will require some modification to make it work with my pool set up. I'm not sure of my ability to do it. Someone wrote that if you can pick your nose, you can install a stenner. While I'm not admitting anything, I suppose I could do it then.

    I just don't have any life experience with pumps other than the one I have on my pool. I don't really understand how it works or how it is set up. Can I see some pictures? How does it connect to the pump/filter? How far away can the stenner be from the pump/filter?
    27' round Seaspray Evolution, AG, 17,100 gallons, Pump: Hayward Power-Flo Matrix Dual Speed 1.5 hp, Filter: Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter, June 18, 2014, Kreepy Krauley Lil Shark, TF-100 test kit, Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System

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    Re: Did I pull the trigger too fast?

    Without seeing your setup, it is hard for me to say for sure how hard yours will be, but I can tell you I installed my SWG with no trouble at all. It's really simple, not much harder than playing with Tinker Toys. I've also done two Liquidator installs. The LQ was easier, but neither were difficult.
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    Re: Did I pull the trigger too fast?

    Here's a picture of my setup. Cost was $198 for the pump $20 for the timer and $11 for the 15 gal barrel. I use about 32 ozs and day. So for me a full barrel can go 40 days or more.

    I'm the guilty party on the nose comment.
    Screen enclosed 17K gal 16x30 IG with Diamond Brite finish, elevated 4 jet spa with spill over, Twin dolphin fountain, Hayward Ecostar pump[ Pentair intelliflo VS, Filter Sta rite Posi-Flo PTM 100, Aqua Cal heat pump, Tiger Shark QC robotic cleaner.
    Stenner peristaltic pump model 45MPHP10, 15 gal storage tank. TF 100 with Speed Stir.

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    Re: Did I pull the trigger too fast?

    Once you know how much chlorine you use a day you can get the pump to inject that amount every day. My chlorinator had a plug in it that matched the stenner pump injector I think it was inch. That’s the black tubing you see running to the chlorinator near the bottom. You can set this to anytime the pump is running. My run time is about 35 min. a day for the stenner.
    Screen enclosed 17K gal 16x30 IG with Diamond Brite finish, elevated 4 jet spa with spill over, Twin dolphin fountain, Hayward Ecostar pump[ Pentair intelliflo VS, Filter Sta rite Posi-Flo PTM 100, Aqua Cal heat pump, Tiger Shark QC robotic cleaner.
    Stenner peristaltic pump model 45MPHP10, 15 gal storage tank. TF 100 with Speed Stir.

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    Re: Did I pull the trigger too fast?

    I must be looking in the wrong places for a stenner pump. I sure can't find one for less than $300. Where should I look besides Amazon?
    27' round Seaspray Evolution, AG, 17,100 gallons, Pump: Hayward Power-Flo Matrix Dual Speed 1.5 hp, Filter: Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter, June 18, 2014, Kreepy Krauley Lil Shark, TF-100 test kit, Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System

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    Re: Did I pull the trigger too fast?

    uswatersystems.com has good prices. They were having a sale when I got mine.
    Screen enclosed 17K gal 16x30 IG with Diamond Brite finish, elevated 4 jet spa with spill over, Twin dolphin fountain, Hayward Ecostar pump[ Pentair intelliflo VS, Filter Sta rite Posi-Flo PTM 100, Aqua Cal heat pump, Tiger Shark QC robotic cleaner.
    Stenner peristaltic pump model 45MPHP10, 15 gal storage tank. TF 100 with Speed Stir.

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    Re: Did I pull the trigger too fast?

    SWG is easy to install. Cut and splice into your PVC line after the filter. Wire the power to your pump timer. Add salt. Done.
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