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    Replacing AquaPure SWG - Recommendations?

    I'm looking to replace a dead AquaPure SWG for a 24k gallon salt water pool... What would you recommend? The pool builder is suggesting Hayward and I want to get some real world experiences on the right SWG solution before pulling the trigger.

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    Re: Replacing AquaPure SWG - Recommendations?

    I would say Hayward. It's a good performer and I especially like the diagnostics because it makes it easy to verify proper operation.

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    Re: Replacing AquaPure SWG - Recommendations?

    CompuPool or CircuPool if price is a critical issue. AquaRite for most people. AutoPilot if you don't mind paying a little extra to get some cool features.
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    Re: Replacing AquaPure SWG - Recommendations?

    There is nothing wrong with a Hayward. They are good systems.

    Whichever you end up with though, you want to size the salt cell at least 1.5x the size of your pool. So for you, get a cell rated for 40,000 gallons.

    Probably what you might want to look at along with upfront cost, is the cost of a replacement cell. Sooner or Later (hopefully much later), a replacement cell is going to be required.
    Do a google for 40K gallon replacement salt cells for
    Autopilot 40K cell
    Pentair IC40
    Hayward T15
    Jandy 4oK cell and
    Circupool 40K cell

    you might be surprised at the spread on the prices....




    Quote Originally Posted by jeverton View Post
    I'm looking to replace a dead AquaPure SWG for a 24k gallon salt water pool... What would you recommend? The pool builder is suggesting Hayward and I want to get some real world experiences on the right SWG solution before pulling the trigger.
    Divin Dave,
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    Re: Replacing AquaPure SWG - Recommendations?

    Without automation, I would avoid Pentair. The on-cell controller only allows control percentage changes in 20% increments, which can make it difficult to dial in a good percentage.

    I would suggest including automation. In some cases, basic automation with salt is only slightly more expensive than just a salt system. If you're going to install timers, then automation is definitely the way to go. Can you describe your system?

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    Re: Replacing AquaPure SWG - Recommendations?

    What is wrong with the Aquapure? might be a lot cheaper just to fix it.
    8000 gal diamond brite pool with 650 gal spillover spa, Pentair 3hp VS pump. Jandy Cartridge filter and Jandy Heat Pump. Jandy PDA automation system with 2 Pentair Laminars. SmartPool NC74S Robotic Pool Cleaner.

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    Re: Replacing AquaPure SWG - Recommendations?

    My CircuPool Si-30 Plus looks almost identical to the equivalent Hayward model. The only difference I can see is the name and the position of one switch on the control panel.

    FYI, http://discountsaltpool.com has extended their sale and free upgrade offer of CircuPool models. I purchased the SI-20 Plus and got the upgrade to the SI-30 Plus. So far, I am happy with my purchase.

    Another plus for the CircuPool Plus model is it comes with a 7 year prorated warranty which is not effected by the DIYer. Other brands drastically cut the warranty when it not installed by a "professional".
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    Re: Replacing AquaPure SWG - Recommendations?

    I just purchased my Aquarite T15 system for 899.00 Appears to be a quality unit. I have not turned it on yet due to the cold weather here still. I have my cover on as well. So far I'm happy with what I have seen.
    20X36 IG vinyl (18,000 gal), 3 sheer descents, Max-Flo 1.5hp VS 2300, Aquarite T15 SWG, C3030 filter, 250,000 BTU heater, Sharkvac XL (Hayward equip)

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    Re: Replacing AquaPure SWG - Recommendations?

    Thanks everyone for your insights... I'll be looking into the Hayward AquaRite T15 system... The current SWG cell is no longer available and will require me to upgrade to something and therefore, the inquiry for the best option.

    Cheers, Jeff

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    Re: Replacing AquaPure SWG - Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeverton View Post
    Thanks everyone for your insights... I'll be looking into the Hayward AquaRite T15 system... The current SWG cell is no longer available and will require me to upgrade to something and therefore, the inquiry for the best option.

    Cheers, Jeff
    Not sure I understand, you have an Aquapure, as far as I know both style of cells are still available all over the internet and you can just upgrade to the newer style cell.
    8000 gal diamond brite pool with 650 gal spillover spa, Pentair 3hp VS pump. Jandy Cartridge filter and Jandy Heat Pump. Jandy PDA automation system with 2 Pentair Laminars. SmartPool NC74S Robotic Pool Cleaner.

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