First off what a wonderful forum, and for me being a first time pool owner I've already began educating myself plenty on pool stuff, but still need lots of help. This is going to be a great place for many years to come I hope. I've owned spas but never a pool.
Hope you all can help me real quick.
How do you guys honestly like your SWG's?? How long have you had it and how many times have you had to replace the cell? And what brand do you have? Every pool guy in my area says they are hearing 2 years/3max they are lasting. I think it's because they are against them and/or not educated enough! But even a well known pool builder in my area (Northern California) who's been around 35+ years tells me to keep it simple and stick to something that works and is proven etc.....so then it makes my brain twist around again.
The reason I ask the above is because I'm moving into a home that has an approx. 16,000-18,000 gallon pool with 2" piping, there is 1 skimmer in the shallow end and a plumbing in the deep end floor. The pool is approx. 32' x 19' at it's widest and 14' and it's narrowest. It is a free form pool with a single bench step in the deep end another one in the mid section of the pool and then the wedding cake steps in the shallow end. The shallow end is 4' ft. and deep end is 6.5-7ft. There are no other water features and no spa. (So is my approx gallons correct from the info. provided?)
Pentair Intelliflo VS-SVRS pump
Pentair Quad 100 DE Filter (going to use ZeoFiber) with High Flow Valve#261050
Baracuda X7 Quattro Pool Cleaner (I have a suction side) - does this climb steps especially wedding cakes well?
Pentair Intellichlor IC40 SWG
J&J Color Splash 3G Multi-Color LED Light
I have a older Intermatic Timer with 60 amp hook up already there. Will that work or do I need to replace it with a Pentiar digital controller and if so which one??
Thank you soooooo much for any help. All this worrying about it is making me sick!!! I have about 3 more weeks to make up my mind.