I am in the middle of building my pool (the gunite has been done but I am waiting for plumbing, coping, electric and equipment). My pool will have 46,000 gallons and I am currently scheduled to get the Autopilot Digital SWG with a cell for 67,000 gallons. Months after selecting the Autopilot, I have decided to use the IAQUALINK system and automate all of my equipment (which is generally Jandy). My question is whether I should stay with the Auto Pilot or switch to the Jandy AQUAPURE. If I switched I would have to buy more than one AQUAPURE, as its cell is only rated for 40,000 gallons.
I found a post from Jason Lion back on 2009 stating that the AUTOPILOT can hookup to the AQUALINK, but that I would lose the automatic Temperature feature, in which the AUTOPILOT adjusts the amount of Chlorine production based on the water temperature. Is that still the case?
Is there an advantage to having an SWG that can link to my AQUALINK? Does the AUTOPILOT still have features that cannot be found on the AQUAPURE?
If I changed to the AQUAPURE, I believe it would be a little more expensive (estimating between $400-700) because I would need two units instead of the large 67,000 AUTOPILOT cell. Although more expensive two units would be rated for 80,000 gallons - a bit more than 67,000 of the AUTOPILOT.
One last question, if I ever wanted to hookup an acid feeder with an ORP, would it be easier to do with the AUTOPILOT or the AQUAPURE. I doubt I would ever do this based on all the negative feedback on this forum about an ORP, although I did see a thread from a couple of years ago where a PB from PA indicated he has a lot of success with them.