I just received two quotes on installing an SWG:
1. AquaRite w/ 40,000 salt cell installed = $1750
2. AquaPlus w/ 40,000 salt cell installed = $2140
I am not 100% sure I want to convert to salt yet. I feel like it would be quite a bit more expensive than using the BBB method if I do. I am also assuming that I will have to run my pump longer also.
However, I really like the idea of pool automation for when I go out of town.
This is my first summer of owning a pool and using BBB. I don't know what I will feel like after the summer has gone by---but so far this is easy work to maintain and perform the daily tests. I may decide that I want a SWG at some point in time.
However, I *really* want the automation. Do you think I should consider a separate automation system or is the price difference not enough to wait on the SWG? If I did just get the automation, would I be able to get an AquaRite and hook it up to the existing system down the road?