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  1. P

    Any remote control options for Pool Pilot DIG-220??

    It's 2021 and everything in my backyard I can control from my phone except the Pool Pilot DIG-220. My Jandy panel has later software which no longer works with 3rd party SWGs (thanks Jandy). Chlorinator Translator doesn't work with the Pool Pilot either. What other options exist besides...
  2. D

    Relatively new to this (Pools and SWCG)

    I just purchased a Circupool RJ-60+ system for my southern Illinois inground pool (description in my sig) to try and get ahead of the chlorine shortage this summer. I have 0 experience with salt water pools, but have done a lot of reading about them. I'm still not 100% convinced that the salt...
  3. A

    Best SWG system, filter and pump for INTEX XTR Pool

    Hi, Everyone! I am new to this forum. I can't find an answer to my question. Maybe you guys will be able to help me, please ? I've ordered Ultra XTR Intex above the ground pool 18 X 52 round. I need to buy filter , pump and Saltwater system. What’s is the best compatible for Intex pool? I know...
  4. D

    18x33 pool being installed. What do i need to start?

    We have our pool being professionally installed in 2 weeks. We have a cartridge filter and a salt water generator. Pool water is being supplied via truck. What chemicals (salt, chlorine/bleach, ect.) do I need to start up? Thanks so much!
  5. Z

    IC40 Green status light shutting off after about 3-5 minutes

    Hi All, I recently moved to Florida into a house that has a saltwater pool. This is my first pool ever, so I'm still learning the ropes. Everything went smoothly for the first 2 weeks, but the kids complained that the pool was too cold, so we had a pool heater put in. About a week or so...
  6. G

    Does a SWG Cause Premature Corrosion of Natural Stone & Metal Surfaces?

    Has anyone that has used a salt water generator experienced any premature corrosion of natural stone surfaces (travertine, marble) or metal surfaces (auto cover metal rails, heater elements, pump seals, etc)? I am having a pool built and after speaking to several pool service companies, I am on...
  7. PointeTaken

    Brand new salt cell reading 600 ppm below Taylor test...should I care?

    I replaced my cell a couple of weeks ago with a brand new one. Right after I installed it, the K-1766 test (also a brand new replacement) indicated 2200 ppm, which was identical to the reading I was getting from the SWG. I shut it off, added 100 lbs. of salt, and 24 hours after turning my SWG...
  8. PointeTaken

    AquaTrol for in-ground pool: why not?

    As is the case for many people here, we inherited our 12K gal. in-ground pool and everything that goes with it when we bought our house a couple of years ago. Over those two years, I've successfully eliminated the effects of most of the bad practices (floc, copper algaecide, sequestrant, etc.)...
  9. aztodd

    CircuPool RJ-30 PLUS vs CircuPool CORE-35, how to pick?

    Hello! I have a 10,000gal pool in the Phoenix area that I am planning on installing a salt water chlorine generator in. I'm currently debating between the CircuPool CORE-35 Salt Chlorine Generator and the CircuPool RJ-30 PLUS Salt Chlorine Generator. My main considerations are ease of...
  10. M

    Hayward Aquarite SWG Blowing 2.5amp fuse

    I have an old (2004-ish) Hayward Aquarite T-Cell 15. Over the years I have replaced the boards, cells, displays, etc. My current challenge is a blown fuse.....not the 20amp fuse on the board, but the 2.5amp fuse on the mounted on the bottom of the control box (see photo with cap removed). I...
  11. F

    To salt or not to salt?

    I’m a rather new pool owner and can really use some help. I’m thinking about switching to SWG. I’ve read that the only real downside to salt is the initial setup cost. I have an uncovered pool in an area with a lot of trees. I get tons of tree debris and pollen throughout the year. In my...
  12. damon5683

    My To do list for 2021 swim season.

    Hello Everyone, Thanks for your help in 2020 getting my pool going. This year I want to add a propane heater, Variable speed pump and CircuPool RJ60-SWG to my setup. I thinking about going to Leslies for the pool equipment and install because it seems so many people are not dependable in this...
  13. Nate4429

    Mustard Algae during SWG Conversion

    Hey everyone. Feeling a bit overwhelmed. I just had a CircuPool RJ60 installed (converting to a SWG) and at the same time the pool guy said I have mustard algae growing. I thought it might have just been pollen but I really knew it wasn't :/ but my water is only 45 degrees so how can it be...
  14. C

    Am I making a right choice for SWG??? Need advice

    1. "Hayward - W3AQ-TROL-RJ - Complete Salt System for Above Ground Pools Return Jet Mounting" - is it a good choice for my 7K ATG Intex pool? Was looking into INTEX 15000 gallons SWG but really leaning to Hayward. 2. Also, I believe my pump + this Hayward SWG will be good for 15Amp breaker for...
  15. P

    Solar Retrofit

    Hello, I am thinking to add solar heaters to our pool. The equipment pad and the wall where the pipes would raise are not too distant but also not adjacent, and I want to plan it carefully. My first question is: I have a SWG right after the filter. Can the SWG stay "before" the solar heaters or...
  16. AZAA

    Questions about SWG %/runtime ratio

    I've been doing some reading of old posts regarding SWG output. I've discovered that pump speed doesn't affect output. OK, that leaves SWG % and run time. Pool Math tells me that my "24 hour SWG chlorine output" is .98 but what does that mean? The dropdown menu allows me to select the T-15 cell...
  17. Frankw1

    New pool owner with questions: CYA, Salt, Chlorine and other stuff

    Just bought a house with a pool. Pool appears to have been kept up very well and is only about 10 years old. In North Texas (Dallas) area. I knew nothing about pool keeping and have learned a bunch from online sources including this group. Very thankful for everybody here. One of the more...
  18. Areobee

    Jandy swg stuck on standby

    I have a Jandy pro series true clear swg. I noticed tonight it was Stuck on standby and none of the buttons do anything. Held power for over 6 seconds. Disconnected power to reset .. salt level is around 3400.. temp is about 79. System is about 2.5 years old. Thought maybe it needed cleaning...
  19. J

    Does salt shorten the life of an inground pool?

    None of the 3 builders I've had out recommend an SWG setup for an inground gunite pool. One has even insisted I sign a waiver to have a SWG installed. I'm being told there are not many SWG pools being installed anymore. The rationale is that "you see what salt does to roads, it does the same...
  20. A

    Troubleshooting dead Pentair IC20 SWG and Power Center

    Hi All, My Pentair IC20 SWG appears dead with no lights. Looking through previous TFP posts, I figured I'd check the Power Center to check that it's getting power and passing that onto the IC20. First, checking the line input voltage, the transformer is getting 2 x 120VAC (yellow and white...
  21. Cwiggs

    Help Installing SWG!

    Hello TFP! Long story short I was planning on installing the Circupool RJ60+, but the Hayward AquaRite W3AQR15 went on sale for ~$900 so I decided to buy the Hayward. Now I'm looking for the help/suggestions/tips on installing it. Questions: 1. Right now I have an old intermatic timer that is...
  22. J

    Intermatic P1353ME - no power on circuit 3

    Hi friends, I bought a Circupool Core35 SWG. It's getting no power on circuit 3. I've attached a photo and a drawn wiring diagram. I used a multimeter on each circuit. #1 and #2 read 240V when the circuit is turned off. When circuits 1 or 2 are on, the voltage reads zero, which hopefully is an...
  23. M

    Tests not matching

    I’ve had my pool for 5 years with minimal issues. Now I can’t seem to trust any test as they all give me different readings. Specifically with the CYA, calcium, and alkalinity. I have new reagents in my tf-100 and that’s what I’ve been using for the past 5 years. I replaced half the water in...
  24. aegeansoulja

    Slow growing green algae despite good numbers!

    Hi all, I have been fighting green algae accumulation and proper LSI balance in our pool all summer without success. Any help would be appreciated! The pool water is not green, but green algae is slowly growing on the pool sides despite good FC levels and slamming. I started in mid July...
  25. F

    When to stop "acid addition & aeration" cycle to reduce TA

    I installed as SWG for the first time this season in June and followed the valuable information on this site regarding optimizing water chemistry for an SWG pool. In particular I appreciated the legacy content from Chemgeek regarding the need for different pool chemistry with an SWG. I have...
  26. M

    More corrosion questions from a skeptical SWG wannabe convert

    Hi all, After adding solar and keeping our pool warmer this summer, I'm more seriously considering adding a SWG as the chlorine demand is getting more intense. The general opinion here at TFP seems to be in favor of SWGs, and that the risk of corrosion is low. Many seemingly informed sites...
  27. Cindy Colbert

    Advice needed: plumbing in a DIY ground solar system and later a SWG.

    We bought our home with pool last year (1st time pool owner here) and wow what a challenging yet fun filled learning curve it's been. Due to lots of shade and no heat source installed , last fall I quickly began researching options. Limited funds led me to try connecting several longgggg black...
  28. D

    SWG confusion

    I am new to pools, and am rather confused about our Intex Salt Water Generator and Sand Filter system. I’m hoping someone can explain in a way I can understand. So we followed all the instructions for set up (a week + into it now). It is the Intex Ultra Rectangular 12x24. The filter and SWG...
  29. Sotex

    Contemplating getting a Pentair Intellichlor

    I'm wanting to have a better understanding of how SWGs work. My understanding is that they kind of work like a puck system (minus the increase in CYA and having to buy pucks - you buy salt instead). Is that close to accurate? Here is my current setup (see images) - I have a full Pentair system...
  30. D

    Converting inoperative pool to SWG

    We are in the process of purchasing a house with a pool and just had the pool inspection completed. The existing heater and pump are old and non-functional, so I was wondering if now is the time to convert it to an SWG. We are hoping to have the sellers pay for at least half the cost. I assume...