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    Best SWG for the above ground pool

    Hello,
    I am going to purchase the SWG for my above ground pool 15ftx30ftx54in.
    I was considering Aqua Trol RJ designed for 18,000 gal, however in a couple threads I read that this generator will be too small for my pool.
    Any suggestion?
    Thank you very much,
    y51
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    12.5K gal, above-ground oval, 1.5 HP Waterway pump, 150 sq ft cartridge filter, Hayward AquaTrol SWG, TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Best SWG for the above ground pool

    We recommend sizing a SWG for 1.5-3 times the size of the pool. So find one that is rated at least for 20k. The smaller the SWG the more it will have to run and the more pump time you will need, which just costs $ on electricity.

    The Aqua Trol would be pretty marginal and may require a long pump run time.
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    Re: Best SWG for the above ground pool

    Thank you Jason,
    Any recommendation for particular model/brand?
    y51
    12.5K gal, above-ground oval, 1.5 HP Waterway pump, 150 sq ft cartridge filter, Hayward AquaTrol SWG, TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Best SWG for the above ground pool

    If you can hard wire it, you can use any in-ground SWG. I am not familiar with above ground SWGs.
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    Re: Best SWG for the above ground pool

    The AutoPilot Pool Pilot AG is made for above ground pools and has a few more features over the Hayward / Goldline AquaTrol units (i.e. built-in temperature compensation & tri-sensor assembly). It is rated at 20,000 gallons. As mentioned a smaller in ground system is also an option.
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    Re: Best SWG for the above ground pool

    I use the saltro retro
    It does not require the pump to be running to function
    I have been happy with it

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    Re: Best SWG for the above ground pool

    I used the Aqua Trol RJ for my 15x30 for a year running a total of 6 hours per 24hr cycle at approximately 25% dialed in with a constant speed pump. It's only been a year but I've had no problems with it and it has easily maintained my levels. Matter of fact I've had to reduce the output from 40% initially since my chlorine levels were hitting mid teens after the afternoon run. So far I've have not been disappointed even though technically it's an undersized unit (I guess). Haven't had to clean it since I'm fastidious about checking my levels. Will the cell survive 3 to 4 more years? Guess I'll find out.

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    Re: Best SWG for the above ground pool

    I have been using the Aqua Trol RJ for my 18x33x48 18,000 gallon pool for three years and there never has been a problem with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by y51 View Post
    Hello,
    I am going to purchase the SWG for my above ground pool 15ftx30ftx54in.
    I was considering Aqua Trol RJ designed for 18,000 gal, however in a couple threads I read that this generator will be too small for my pool.
    Any suggestion?
    Thank you very much,
    y51
    18 x 33 x 54 Brothers Three Sharkline Navigator Above ground pool with Hayward EC-50 perflex earth filter with 1 hp motor, Hayward H series Low Nox 200 FDN heater, Hayward AquaTrol SWG. Pool was installed April 15, 2015 to replace an existing 30 year old pool that self destructed due to the hard Long Island freeze we experienced this winter.

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    Re: Best SWG for the above ground pool

    The other option, if your pool is hardwired and bonded, is to use an in-ground SWG.
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    Re: Best SWG for the above ground pool

    Thanks to all for help.
    Based on your recommendations, I have purchased the Hayward AquaTrol RJ.
    y51
    12.5K gal, above-ground oval, 1.5 HP Waterway pump, 150 sq ft cartridge filter, Hayward AquaTrol SWG, TF-100 test kit

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