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    EcoSmarte

    Wendy, I'd be very interested to read your response to the issues Richard raised regarding your system, in the manner with which he presented them. Fact for fact, point for point.
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    Saltwater Pools & Stone/Landscape Damage - It's the Weather?

    I think this is the crux of some of the disagreements currently. Who is responsible down the line when damage does occur as a direct result of the installed SWG system (assuming the culprit IS determined to be salt) when the pool owner wasn't notified of any potential issues, just the glamorous...
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    This just in - "**** just froze over!" - news at 11

    Careful. That salt'll corrode the material. :)
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    This just in - "**** just froze over!" - news at 11

    Do they have SWG in ****? If so, I hope they rinsed things down before the freeze... :)
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    The other night I walked out to my pool, added a .75 gal of bleach to my skimmer, and was back inside in under 1 minute. My wife asked me what I was doing. I told her that's how long it takes to take care of a pool when you stay ahead of it :)
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    Just to refresh my memory, didn't Buggs originally ask the question as he was a potential SWG consumer and wanted to hear if their were any negatives?
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    And if you are an up to date BBB user with salt added to their pool SWCG is about convenience :)
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    Thanks for pointing that out. I meant "compared to a properly maintained BBB pool with salt added", and have edited my post to reflect this. Since the jist of Sean's post seems to imply the their are additional benefits other than just added salt, and my BBB pool has added salt, as a...
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    If Walmart figures out how to sell it for $21,000 per month you will :)
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    Jason, I went back and re-read some things, and you are right, this is the post that lead to my question, particularly the statements in bold- Poolsean, what are the "unique benefits to an SWG", comparted to a well kept and maintained BBB pool with salt added?
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    Richard, thanks for the detail. Leads me back to where I think others were headed; Compared to a properly maintained BBB pool, SWG is more about convenience. It's up to each individual to decide what this convenience is worth. At what I pay and use currently for bleach, it's about a 3 year...
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    Deleted duplicate. No idea... :)
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    See, that's what I was thinking. Adding sodium hypochlorite adds basically the same chlorine and components to the water as chlorine produced via SWG. But I took from some of the comments in this thread that the chlorine produced with SWG was "different" and more gentle than manually added...
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    Something that's been mentioned in this thread that I'd like to know more about- SWG generates chlorine only, without "additives" found in ultra bleach. What are these "additives", and how much is generally added per .75 gallon of 6%? How long do these additives stay in the pool water, ie do...
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    Kurt, that's pretty much the analysis I did last year. I was more conservative, allowing only 3 year cell life, as my luck generally runs that way...:( The only thing that has me rethinking this is recent claims of the intex SWG stand alone unit making as much chlorine as the big high priced...
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    I did some research on the intex SWG, and they claim on their site that (I think) 97% of new pool installations in the USA are SWG.
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    Wow. From the outside looking in he sounds like a pool store guy who sees himself out of a big profit center part of his business in the near future unless he can turn people off of SWG. His comments on the Intex SWG were interesting. Says even though it's marketed for AG pools, it produces...
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    Ever know of anyone who doesn't like a SWCG pool?

    Buggs, have you considered simply salting your pool before you invest in SWG to see if you like the water feel? The salt is the primary driver for improved water feel. The SWG makes chlorine, which you can add in it's absence. If you don't like the feel, you can do partial drains/refills...