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    swg intex for in-ground pool

    Is it possible to hook-up an intex swg to my in-ground pool. we are low on funds and need to do something. If I plumbed it in to my existing system how would it know,wouldn't it still work?
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    Re: swg intex for in-ground pool

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    Yes this can be done. The Intex unit doesn't care where the water comes from. The main, fairly large, disadvantage is that the Intex SWG is not UL listed, so it is a code violation in most places to use it in this way. Also, keep in mind that the Intex instructions say to make sure the SWG is turned off any time someone is in the pool.
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    Re: swg intex for in-ground pool

    so could i run the pump on off hours like at night?
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    Re: swg intex for in-ground pool

    would it be harmful if it was on while you were into it.
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    Re: swg intex for in-ground pool

    Quote Originally Posted by davids1973
    would it be harmful if it was on while you were into it.
    There is a risk of electrical shock.
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    Re: swg intex for in-ground pool

    even if it's on a gfi?
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    Re: swg intex for in-ground pool

    There is a lot of info on the unit here: Intex SWG

    You can also do a search for intex (bottom left, google). We have lots of members with this SWG and they will be chiming in.
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    Re: swg intex for in-ground pool

    what about the swg intex in conjunction with an ionizer
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    Re: swg intex for in-ground pool

    The ionizer does not have any effect on the SWG either way. On the other hand, we generally recommend not using ionizers.
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    Re: swg intex for in-ground pool

    The main, fairly large, disadvantage is that the Intex SWG is not UL listed, so it is a code violation in most places to use it in this way. Also, keep in mind that the Intex instructions say to make sure the SWG is turned off any time someone is in the pool.
    The unit is marketed specifically for temporary(non-permanent) pools. IMHO don't think that there would be any point in UL listing, nor would it be a code violation if it were not permanently installed (ie, you don't hard wire it.) It is always a good legal point to recommend that ANY electrical device connected to a pool be de-energized when someone is in the pool. The lawyers at the other pool equipment suppliers are just lagging behind, or not as paranoid!
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