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    SWG & Filter & Pump Sizing Question

    Hello All - Our build is starting in a couple of weeks. I've seen a lot of comments on here about needing larger SWG units and Filters than what often the Builder gives. So wanted to get some input.

    Pool is Approximately 18'3" x 32' (It's free form so that's very approximate)
    Approximate Surface Area: 418 Sq Ft
    Approximate Perimeter: 84 Sq Ft
    Depth: 4'6" (All one depth)

    Contract List Pentair Intelliflo 2VST Pump, Pentair 420 Sq Ft Cartridge Filter, & Pentair Intellichlor Salt System

    No other specific info is given on model numbers or sizes or anything. What would be appropriate for the pool? Should I ask the contractor to give me those specifics?

    We're using California Pools which is one of the oldest Pool Building Comps in California. They have a great reputation so I more or less trust them, but also know that it's our pool and our $$$ so we can override their choices if needs be.
    In Ground Shotcrete Freeform Pool, 12,132 Gallons, approx 18' x 32', 4'6" Depth, Barbados Quartzscape, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter w/Pentair IntelliFlo2VST Pump, Pentair IC40 SWG, & Pentair Mastertemp 400btu Gas Heater and 2 Pentair IntelliBrite Color LED lamps w/Easytouch 8 Wireless Screenlogics 2 control system. TFT-100 Testing Kit + Salt Water Test Add-on + Speed Stirrer.

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    Re: SWG & Filter & Pump Sizing Question

    The list looks pretty good. Just make sure that the cell is an IC40 or IC60 and not the IC20.
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    Re: SWG & Filter & Pump Sizing Question

    Thanks for the input on this. I just heard from the company Rep and he said they use the IC60! One reason we chose CA Pools is because we knew that while we may be paying more, we believe they know what they're doing and take care of their customers! Good to see that confirmed in a small way.
    In Ground Shotcrete Freeform Pool, 12,132 Gallons, approx 18' x 32', 4'6" Depth, Barbados Quartzscape, Pentair 420 Cartridge Filter w/Pentair IntelliFlo2VST Pump, Pentair IC40 SWG, & Pentair Mastertemp 400btu Gas Heater and 2 Pentair IntelliBrite Color LED lamps w/Easytouch 8 Wireless Screenlogics 2 control system. TFT-100 Testing Kit + Salt Water Test Add-on + Speed Stirrer.

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    Re: SWG & Filter & Pump Sizing Question

    Ok, seems like they know what they're doing.
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    Re: SWG & Filter & Pump Sizing Question

    That filter is plenty big. You'll love it as you'll probably only need to wash it off 2-3 times per year under normal circumstances (if you're open year round). You'll get a feel for your pool after a season but don't be surprised if you seldom need to clean it. Also the heater is large and you'll heat your water quicker with that large heater than if they provided a smaller 200k btu one.
    Inground, vinyl liner, 16 x 32 (approx. 21k gallons), roman end w/ bench, 2 Jandy LED lights
    Pump: Jandy Flopro, 1.5 hp Heater: Raypak, 266k btu (P-R266-A-EN-C; nat gas) Filter: Jandy C340 (cartridge filter) Robot: Doheny's Dolphin Discovery SWCG: Circupool RJ45

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