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    SURVEY QUESTIONS

    Hello everyone,

    Once again, I'm posting some questions for salt chlorine generator owners. Since I know there are a diverse selection of scg owners, and I know everyone has an opinion, I would love to get yours. Please know that I am not looking for solicitation for Pool Pilot, and NO SLAMMING OF PRODUCTS.
    -Thanks, Sean
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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have?

    Which size cell did you select?

    Why did you selection that system?

    What features are most important to you?

    What did you pay?

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)?

    How many gallons is your pool?

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg?

    How did you previously sanitize your pool?
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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    Re: SURVEY QUESTIONS

    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? - AutoPilot Total Control with aux relay
    Which size cell did you select? - SC-60 (50,000 gallons)
    Why did you selection that system? Wanted a high tech toy
    What features are most important to you? PH regulation, alpha numeric display, pump control
    What did you pay? $2300 + self install
    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? Internet
    How many gallons is your pool? 20,000
    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? remote display, FC sensor that works, pump always on mode
    How did you previously sanitize your pool? Bleach
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? - AutoPilot DIG220
    Which size cell did you select? - SC-48
    Why did you selection that system? Manifold, pump control, control features, warranty
    What features are most important to you? display, pump control
    What did you pay? $900+ self install
    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? Internet
    How many gallons is your pool? 21,000
    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? true control of 2spd pump, coupling for sensors not srews
    How did you previously sanitize your pool? SWCG installed on new pool
    IG 18x36 oval vinyl, Spill over spa, Northstar 2hp-2spd, 2.5" piping, S310T 500lb Sand filter, 400k gas heater, AutoPilot SWCG
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    Re: SURVEY QUESTIONS

    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? Autopilot Digital DIG-220
    Which size cell did you select? SC-60
    Why did you selection that system? Forum comments and system features plus in a big way the support available on line for this model (PoolSean), availability from several internet sources allowing price matches, and cell manifold concept
    What features are most important to you? Cell PVC manifold for cell and detectors, salt ppm readout, digital readout, reliability, power settings
    What did you pay? $985.00
    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? Internet
    How many gallons is your pool? 30,000 gal
    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? auto control of chlorine level, ability to bypass temp compensation
    How did you previously sanitize your pool? Chlorox BBB
    Don SW Florida
    10,000 gal in ground concrete pool
    Pentair Cartridge filter, Pentair SWG, Pentair Intelliflow VS pump (11018)
    FAFCO solar panels w/Pentair SolarTouch controller
    using BBB for pool chemistry/Lamotte ColorQ tester for daily testing

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    Re: SURVEY QUESTIONS

    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have?
    Aqualogic

    Which size cell did you select?
    T-15-Cell

    Why did you selection that system?
    I went with the Totally Hayward system to get a 3 year warranty

    What features are most important to you?
    Integrated with controller and display, chlorine control, salt reading, temp reading, delayed start, self cleaning, cleaning reminder, error reporting.

    What did you pay?
    ~$350. Incremental cell cost to the controller.

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)?
    Wholesaler in the area.

    How many gallons is your pool?
    21000

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg?
    Automated water measurement (CL, PH, CYA, TA, CH) - jk the last three I don't think are possible.
    It would be nice to be able to set the chlorine level for different water temperatures. Not just temp comp but settable temp comp.

    How did you previously sanitize your pool?
    New pool
    Mark
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    18'x36' 20k plaster, 1/2 HP 2sp pump, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? Jandy AquaPure
    Which size cell did you select? 1400
    Why did you selection that system? PB did
    What features are most important to you?
    What did you pay? Arm and a Leg, included with pool
    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? PB
    How many gallons is your pool? 21k
    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? Either a chlorine sensor or I'll even settle for production percentage per day and not runtime.
    How did you previously sanitize your pool? N/A
    Gary
    21k gal SW, IG Gunite PebbleSheen, 1HP Jandy, Jandy 340 filter, Polaris 280, 17' fiberglass slide w/ 2HP pump.

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    Re: SURVEY QUESTIONS

    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? Pentair Intellichlor

    Which size cell did you select? IC-20 (up to 20,000 I think)

    Why did you selection that system? PB

    What features are most important to you?

    What did you pay? Included in pool price, unknown

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? PB

    How many gallons is your pool? 15,000

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? Ability to set Chlorine at a set PPM as oppose to percentage.

    How did you previously sanitize your pool?[/quote] first pool

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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? Pentair Intellichlor

    Which size cell did you select? IC-20

    Why did you select that system? PB selection

    What features are most important to you?

    What did you pay? came with pool

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? PB

    How many gallons is your pool? 11,000

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? repeating canuck: Ability to set chlorine at a set PPM as opposed to percentage. Also, any chem sensors (Ph, Cl, TA, etc) would be helpful.

    How did you previously sanitize your pool? While I was dreaming (first pool)
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
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    Thanks for all the responses thus far. They are very informative. PLEASE keep em coming.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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    Re: SURVEY QUESTIONS

    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? Jandy Aqua Pure

    Which size cell did you select?1400

    Why did you selection that system? Package from PB

    What features are most important to you?

    What did you pay? approx. $1000

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? PB

    How many gallons is your pool? 21000 gals.

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg?

    How did you previously sanitize your pool? N/A - First Pool
    MIKE

    21K Inground Custom w/ Spa (Gunite/Plaster), SWCG, Hayward Northstar, Polaris 280, Hayward Color Logics, Jandy PS-8

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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have?
    Goldline Turbo Cell Aqua Rote

    Which size cell did you select?
    Not sure, it goes up to 40,000 gallons though.

    Why did you selection that system?
    We, too, got the all Totally Hayward system

    What features are most important to you?
    The controls and remote, not having to be at the box to change settings, seeing salt level

    What did you pay?
    $1850 with the control box that controls the pumps, auxillary pumps, heaters, lights, etc...

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)?
    PB

    How many gallons is your pool?
    ~39,000

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg?
    I would also love it to display pH and the ability to set certain ppm also instead of a %.

    How did you previously sanitize your pool?
    This is a new pool so always the SWCG
    ~39,000 gallon True L, 43x28x18, Steel Wall, Vinyl Liner; 2 skimmers, 2 bottom drains, 3 returns, 1 dedicated cleaner line with Polaris booster pump; Polaris 280
    Hayward Pro Series 300 pound Sand Filter, Hayward Heat Pump 116K BTU
    2 Hayward Colorlogic LED Lights; Diving Board, X-Stream Slide, 3 Polaris Mini Jets; Step and Leisure Bench in deep end (SwimOut)
    Aqua Rite SWCG with Aqua Plus Automation and Controls (Goldline); Aqua Pod Remote for Controls and Aqua Logic Base Station

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    Re: SURVEY QUESTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolsean
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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? INTEX

    Which size cell did you select? THE ONLY ONE IT CAME WITH *HA

    Why did you selection that system? Price, self cleaning cell, inline (wish it had more, but for that price....)

    What features are most important to you? Self cleaning cell, Inline, automation (timer, etc)

    What did you pay? $149

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? Internet, Cabelas

    How many gallons is your pool? 14600

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? Battery backup, to have it give exact salt levels (not a high or low, but NUMBERS)

    How did you previously sanitize your pool?
    many jugs of bleach (still used to quickly shock when needed)
    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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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? Intex

    Which size cell did you select? N/A

    Why did you selection that system? It was cheap.

    What features are most important to you? Didn't want to deal with daily bleach handling.

    What did you pay? $150

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? Cabelas.com

    How many gallons is your pool? 8500

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? More control over timer settings. Remember settings through a power loss. Compatible fittings!

    How did you previously sanitize your pool? Recently converted to chlorine from Baquacil.
    Sue

    18' round Sharkline Matrix AGP / 8600 Gal. / sand filter / Aqua Trol SWG
    Pool owner since 2001. Thanks to TFP for helping me convert off Baquacil after six years!

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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? - AutoPilot DIG220
    Which size cell did you select? - SC-48
    Why did you selection that system? Pump control, reputation
    What features are most important to you? Pump Control, Digital Display
    What did you pay? $850
    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? Internet
    How many gallons is your pool? 20,000
    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? PH and TA display
    How did you previously sanitize your pool? Chlorine puck feeder
    Priscilla
    16x32 inground vinyl, 15,000gal, sand filter

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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? Intellichlor IC40
    Which size cell did you select? Selected by pb
    Why did you selection that system? Selected by pb
    What features are most important to you? Not having to add chlorine manually
    What did you pay? Don't know Pool pricing not itemized
    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? pb
    How many gallons is your pool? 15000
    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? This may be a stupid suggestion ... or it may be a feature that's already available but I'd love to be able to set my SWCG to maintain a given FC level. Right now I find myself adjusting the output % based on so many different variables. System running time, temp, sun etc... All It' trying to do is maintain a FC level of 5.0. I figure I should be able to tell my SWCG "5.0" and it does the rest!
    How did you previously sanitize your pool? First Pool, SWG installed from the start.
    My Pool: 27K gal IG plaster, Pentair FNS Plus DE Filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, Polaris 280 Cleaner

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    Re: SURVEY QUESTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolsean
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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have?
    Aqua Rite/Goldline

    Which size cell did you select?
    the one for up to 40K gallons?

    Why did you selection that system?
    The pool builder only sold Heyward

    What features are most important to you?
    longevity

    What did you pay?
    about 2K off the top of my head

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)?
    pool builder

    How many gallons is your pool?
    18K

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg?
    automatically adjust itself up or down depending on chlorine level

    How did you previously sanitize your pool?
    always had the chlorine generator
    Brian
    20K IG Gunite w/ raised 7ft spillover spa. 1.5 HP Hayward Northstar pump 425 sq ft Hayward cartridge filter, Colorlogic lights AquaRite SWG AquaLogic PS-8 control
    1hp pump for sheer descent

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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have?
    Intellichlor IC-20

    Which size cell did you select?
    IC-20 is good for 20k gallons

    Why did you selection that system?
    Wanted to stay w/ Pentair for communication/control via wireless controller

    What features are most important to you?
    Cell longevity and self cleaning

    What did you pay?
    Included w/ pool build

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)?
    Pool Builder

    How many gallons is your pool?
    12,000

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg?
    FC sensing for auto setting of level.

    How did you previously sanitize your pool?
    First pool
    My Pool:
    12K gal IG gunite with 7' raised spa, gunite waterfall, PebbleTec Caribbean Blue finish, solar heating & in-floor cleaning system

    Equipment: Sta-Rite 300' Cartridge Filter, Intellichlor IC20 SWCG, Sta-Rite 400k BTU heater, Intelliflow 4x160 main pump & Sta-Rite 3/4 hp waterfall pump, EasyTouch controlls w/ wireless controller, TF-100 Test Kit w/ salt test.

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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? AquaRite

    Which size cell did you select? T-15

    Why did you selection that system? PB selection

    What features are most important to you? Longevity, easy cleaning, Goldline support

    What did you pay? Not itemized in quote

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? PB

    How many gallons is your pool? 17,000

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? Ability to input an FC level, include a "dummy" pipe to be put in its place if you ever need to remove the SWCG for any period of time (I'm clueless where PVC is concerned)

    How did you previously sanitize your pool? BBB, still used in winter and for shocking if necessary
    Sandy

    15,600 gallon, screened 15 x 30 sport pool with 6 x 8 baja shelf, IG plaster (Diamondbrite??), Hayward cartridge filter, 1-HP Hayward pump, Hayward/EUS Mark VI heat pump, Polaris 280, AquaRite SWCG

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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? AquaRite

    Which size cell did you select? T-15 for up to 40K gal.

    Why did you selection that system? Recommended by a friend who raved about it.

    What features are most important to you? Water quality and no messing with chlorine tabs.

    What did you pay? $650

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? eBay

    How many gallons is your pool? 20,000

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? pH and TA automatically measured and read out.

    How did you previously sanitize your pool? BioGuard 3 step.
    Bosqueboy in Virginia

    In-ground 20,000 gal vinyl Grecian, Hayward Star-Clear Plus C1200 cartridge filter, Hayward 3/4 HP Superpump, AquaRite salt water chlorine generator, Heat Siphon C575HP heat pump and Blue Diamond robotic cleaner.

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    Which Salt Chlorine Generator (scg) do you have? AutoPilot DIG220

    Which size cell did you select? SC-36

    Why did you selection that system? Website info, price, looks, ease of use. After 1 year I realize that AutoPilots
    customer service is second to none.

    What features are most important to you? Ease of use

    What did you pay? $1000

    How did you purchase it (internet, PB, e-bay, etc)? I could have bought it for $950 online but let my PB pick it up
    and sell it to me for $1000 installed.

    How many gallons is your pool? 8500

    What additional features would you like to see on an scg? A built in Cl and Ph meter would be cool

    How did you previously sanitize your pool? First pool.
    8500 Gallon Fiberglass IG / Sta-Rite pump,cartridge filter & heater / PoolPilot Dig 220-36 SWG / Testing w/K2006

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