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    Would you.....

    Go with a basic salt system and then add a timer and a sub panel or would you just buy the intellitouch system or hayward pl plus system. Pretty basic pool, just need control for pump, heater, pool light and possibly solar.
    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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    Re: Would you.....

    Well, I had a basic timer when we bought the current house. When I decided to add solar and a SWG and a 2-speed pump, I got the Prologic so that everything would integrate together which was about the same cost as getting everything separate, only now it all works together seamlessly.
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    Re: Would you.....

    Welcome!

    I'd go with the controller if I could at all afford it. No question for me.
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    Re: Would you.....

    The cost of a SWG system plus a solar control is very nearly the same cost as the basic ProLogic+SWG cell (or the AquaPlus which includes both).
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    Re: Would you.....

    The Pentair Suntouch would probably cover all your needs for about 400 bucks at sunplay.com

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    Re: Would you.....

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    The Pentair Suntouch would probably cover all your needs for about 400 bucks at sunplay.com

    http://www.sunplay.com/pentair-sunto...-system-520859
    That is an interesting option, although the Pentair SWG cells are more expensive to buy/replace than other brands. It does not have the subpanel, so you would still need to add that.
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    Re: Would you.....

    Thanks for the reply's, I just purchased the Pentair easy touch on eBay via poolsupplyworld. It is crazy to me that poolsupplyworld sells it so cheap on ebay yet charges so much on the actual website. Seems like a lot of companies do that. I think if i added up the cost of a sub panel, switches, timer ect, i would be darn near the cost of a automated system. Thanks!
    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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