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    Salt Water Generator in AGP?

    Considering adding an SWG to my setup. Is rust a serious concern? I know it will void the pool warranty, but the warranties are pretty worthless anyway. I have friends who swear by theirs but they've only had it a couple years, too soon to tell. Has anyone seen one in an above ground pool for many years without rust problems?
    33' above ground pool, 52" deep, about 27500 g
    sand filter w/zeobrite

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    Re: Salt Water Generator in AGP?

    Welcome to TFP Rust is really not an issue....maybe a tad around the skimmer screws or if you have a deck it could speed up decking nail/screw corrosion, but nothing extreme or different from living near the coastline. I say go for it

    We just have the regular old Intex SWG and LOVE IT
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: Salt Water Generator in AGP?

    Well gosh, I live on the coast anyway (4 miles from ocean) Hadn't thought of it that way. I was more worried about the pool walls and the steel parts that hold the top frame together.
    33' above ground pool, 52" deep, about 27500 g
    sand filter w/zeobrite

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    Re: Salt Water Generator in AGP?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    We just have the regular old Intex SWG and LOVE IT
    Do you have the Combo SWG or the stand-alone one?

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    Re: Salt Water Generator in AGP?

    Our pool has a aquatrol swg, no real problems after three years.
    The screws on our top rails and bottom covers were not stainless steel so I've replaced them.
    Noob Here!
    24' Above Ground
    Aquatrol SWG
    1 1/2 hp pump, sand filter

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    Re: Salt Water Generator in AGP?

    I had an Intex SWG for many years on our AGP - stand alone unit. We now have an Aqua Rite. Yes some screws will have rust issues if not ss and the upright top plates had some rust we just sanded off and painted with Rustoleum, but the walls and other main structure show no signs of problems. The SWG sure makes life easier.
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    Re: Salt Water Generator in AGP?

    Quote Originally Posted by ≈ D ≈
    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    We just have the regular old Intex SWG and LOVE IT
    Do you have the Combo SWG or the stand-alone one?

    Stand alone 2009 model
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: Salt Water Generator in AGP?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    Stand alone 2009 model
    Thank you

    Pool details:
    14613 Gallon AG Round
    Filter: Pro-Clean PCCF200 with Cartridge Filter. Pump: Century LASAR 2.5 HP with High and Low setting

    No longer being ripped-off by the Baquacil pimps thanks to TFP.

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