I am looking to add a salt chlorine generator to our pool. Have been doing the maintenance for the last 6 months and everything is fine but I have a few extended trips coming up and will add this bit of automation.
I have read the threads here about the Pentair system. Am currently getting some quotes on the purchase, install and start-up. The original thought was to add Pentair's IC40 system & their IntelliChem (1 Pump and 1 Acid) system. The idea was this would connect to our existing EasyTouch 4 system and be a complete automation system. I talked to the company which installed our solar and they recommend the Resilience model A5 system. They said there is little need to adjust the salt cell (twice a year) and pH movement is typically small (and easily controlled by hand like I do now).
As usual, everyone has their favorites with what seems like legitimate arguments to why theirs is best.
Would like to get people's most current answers to the following questions:
- Pentair system or Resilience, which one is better for Scottsdale, AZ?
- Do people rarely adjust their salt water generator in areas like Scottsdale?
- Our pool is 14,000 gallons and recommendations for Scottsdale is to size it 2-3x the rating. Is this a good rule-of-thumb?
- Does anyone in my area have any recommendation for a particular reliable company for the purchase/install? (PM me)