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    Generators

    If you had to pick the most reliable which one would it be .I spend 300$ a year on just chlorine not to mention closing and opening chemicals. I was told by a pro who lives down the street who owns a residential and commercial company to get this one called Aqua Rite I will have to see i have it written down some where. I dont know which model he was talking about but said it was like 800$. My pool is 20x40 3 foot deep and a 9.5 foot deep end.I just spent 5 ,000 on new pool equipment and liner. New pool heater parts /Timer parts/Liner/concrete work/PVC pieces and done it all myself with help form this forums. So i saved my self like 1000 or so in labor now i was looking at spending the labor on 1 of these units.

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    As a consumer I have the Aqua Rite. I live in south FL and pool runs 365 days a year. I had to replace the cell this year after 4+ years but I put a lot of the blame on me as I shortened the cell life with some woefully inadequate (I know know ) water chemistry.

    I ahve nothing but good things to say about the Aqua Rite and even I could install one...
    South Florida. 20,000 gallons; 16x35 rectangular gunite; Pentair Intelliflo VF Variable Speed Pump; Hayward cartridge; Aqua Rite SWG. Dolphin Oasis Z5 Robotic Pool Cleaner; Kopec 540sc Electric Heat pump pool heater; Pool built in Spring 2004.

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    Re: Generators

    Auto Pilot here and am quite happy with it. I have no experience with the other brands. I believe it comes down to the features you want, personal preference.
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    None of the SWGs on the market are totally reliable. With any brand, some specific units will go for years and years without any problems and other units will fail early. We get reports of problems from all of the brands with significant sales. This year AquaRite units seem to be reporting the fewest problems here at TFP, but last year and the year before it was AutoPilot. Of course TFP users are probably not a statistically meaningful sample.
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    Re: Generators

    I like my intellichlor. Never had a problem with it keeping up the chlorine. Performance depends on a lot of things, really. Unit sized correctly for the pool, pump run time, "on" time for the generator, CYA levels, etc all contribute to how well they perform.

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    Ok so i dont know how many gallons my pool is and then i can look for a generator form there. Its 20x40 with a 3.5 foot section and a 9.5 foot deep end.

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    Approximately 41,000 gallons.
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    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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    Cool i ordered a aqua rite 40,000 gallon one.

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    Re: Generators

    I would've went for a bigger chlorinator. That unit is for pools 'up to 40K gallons'. Myself personally, don't install them on pools bigger than 32K gallons.

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    I have sold Autopilot, Resilience, and Zodiac units and own a Goldline. I would recommend any of these brands except for the Zodiac.

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    Re: Generators

    The CPSC Series by compupool are working great for me. I installed 53 this year so far and no call backs. I sell them for 600 dollars all day long retail. 3 year warranty. They made the first chlorine generators.

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