I'm considering switching to SWG for my ~38,000 gallon IG pool this spring. I was eyeing the Circupool Si-60+ unit and wanted to check here to see if anyone had any suggestions. I've read a ton of threads over the past few weeks and I realize that all brands have their issues, but the Circupool seems reasonable bang for the buck, and I like the positive posts about their (human!) customer support.
I noticed that several people are choosing the Si cells instead of the Si+ (which has longer warranty, supposedly slightly thicker titanium in the cell plates, and different software), but the extra warranty makes me feel better about the transition to SWG. My pool currently runs about 11 hrs/day, 4.5 months/year.
- Is this the right size cell for my pool? Or is it overkill and I should look at the Si-45's? (about $100 less)
- Am I crazy to spend the extra $80 on the "Plus" version? I don't know if there's enough data out there to determine long term reliability, but I'm surprised to see that most people here don't seem to be getting the Plus.
- DiscountSaltPool is running their sale again where you get the next size up cell for the same price as the lower one. That means just under $1K for the top-dog Si-60+. At this price point, should I be considering a different brand rather than CircuPool?
I've been a pool owner since July last year, and am really looking forward to a TFP. I've learned SO MUCH on this site and am proud to be a Lifetime Member now. Last summer was a big learning curve with pucks, and I was consider building my own liquid chlorine automation system with a Raspberry Pi and Stenner pump, but the ease of a SWG is proving too tempting to me.
Sorry for starting yet another SWG question thread. I appreciate any feedback before I plunk down my $1K.