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    Looking to add a swg to my pool and can't decide which one.

    Like the title says, I am wanting to add a swg to my pool and can't decide which to go with. My pool is ~22k gallons and the gets full Texas sun. It seems that the Heyward is the most liked system but they only have a 40k gallon system and I think I would be better off with a system bigger than that. Does anyone have recommendation on which would be the best (and still economical) system for me to go with?

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    Re: Looking to add a swg to my pool and can't decide which one.

    Please update your signature with all of your pool equipment specs so we can help you better.

    Do you have automation or plan to have it? What's your equipment pad look like? Can you upload a pic of the equipment pad?

    This page is a great resource for looking at SWG's across brands - Compare and Review Saltwater Chlorine Generator Prices and Features
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    16k IG PebbleTec pool, 650gal spa, spillway and waterfall, 3HP IntelliFlo VS / 1.5HP WhisperFlo, Pentair QuadDE-100 filter, IC40 SWCG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/hr NG heater, KreepyKrauly suction-side cleaner Dolphin S300i robot, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

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    Re: Looking to add a swg to my pool and can't decide which one.

    Similar pool size in Texas as well. I didn't want to run my pump 24x7, so I went with the Circupool sj55 model. It's supposed to create 2.3lbs of chlorine a day. It was also relatively cheap. I just finished the install today so can't really speak to any performance qualities, but it was very easy to install. The DiscountSaltPools link listed above is what I used for my comparison. I don't know how biased it is, especially the "Value Score" but at least they consolidate all the info in one place. I also purchased from them since they were running a "$1 upgrade to the next biggest size" deal.
    In ground, 15'x55' plaster lap pool. Cirupool SJ55 SWG. Hayward DE6020 filter converted to a cartridge filter, Hayward Tristar pump with 2 speed 2.2 hp motor, Polaris 280 cleaner.

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    Re: Looking to add a swg to my pool and can't decide which one.

    I have a Pentair IC 60 that is rated up to 60,000 gal. It's about the same price as the Hayward rated for 40,000 gal.
    The IC 60 has been trouble free for over a year. I'd buy it again if something went wrong.....
    35,000 Gal. - 40x20x8 - Plaster - SWG Pentair IC 60 - Barracuda G3 Vacuum - Hayward c1750 Cartridge Filter - Blue Torrent VS 1.5hp pump - Pool is 45 years old.

    "I'd build a deck over my pool if I didn't have a SWG"

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    Re: Looking to add a swg to my pool and can't decide which one.

    I have the Heyward. Honestly, I doubt you can go wrong with any of them. So this is my 3rd summer. Currently, running my pump and SWG 5 hours a day at 30%. I think last year I was up to 35-40% in mid summer for 5 hrs


    Free form 17X30. 14,500 Gal. Pentair sand filter and 1.5 hp pump. Aqua-Rite SWCG. TF-100 Test Kit w/Speed Stir

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    Re: Looking to add a swg to my pool and can't decide which one.

    Have experience with Hayward, Pentair, Watermaid, and a bunch of others. I would only recommend Pentair IntelliChlor



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    Re: Looking to add a swg to my pool and can't decide which one.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    Please update your signature with all of your pool equipment specs so we can help you better.

    Do you have automation or plan to have it? What's your equipment pad look like? Can you upload a pic of the equipment pad?

    This page is a great resource for looking at SWG's across brands - Compare and Review Saltwater Chlorine Generator Prices and Features
    How do we update our signature?

    I don't have any automation, I may get it sometime in the future but it is pretty far down the list of things to do.

    This is my equipment:




    22k inground plaster diving pool, 60 sqft Pentair DE filter, I don't really know the flow of the pump but I included a picture of the label on it, ABCO FP-100 Master Control, Heyward pool Vac, and the pool was built ~1994.

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    Re: Looking to add a swg to my pool and can't decide which one.

    I think I have decided on the Pentair IC60. Will it hurt anything if I begin adding salt to the pool before I get the SWG installed?

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    Re: Looking to add a swg to my pool and can't decide which one.

    Will not hurt a bit.


    Free form 17X30. 14,500 Gal. Pentair sand filter and 1.5 hp pump. Aqua-Rite SWCG. TF-100 Test Kit w/Speed Stir

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