Buying SWGs on ebay

jeeman

Active member
Jun 3, 2010
31
Hi guys,

I had a question about buying SWGs on ebay...I'm thinking of buying the Pentair Intellichlor IC40 and wanted to know if the 3 year warranty would be honored by them. Thanks!

Jeeman
 

jparr

Well-known member
Jun 12, 2010
65
jeeman said:
Hi guys,

I had a question about buying SWGs on ebay...I'm thinking of buying the Pentair Intellichlor IC40 and wanted to know if the 3 year warranty would be honored by them. Thanks!

Jeeman
Not sure about eBay purchases on Pentair equipment, but I bought a CircuPool RJ45 (also a 40k gallon unit) from DiscountSaltPools.com, which appears to be a storefront run by the US distributor and it works well. I was expecting a cheaply constructed unit, but was actually impressed by the build quality of the whole thing. It is running at 40% output eight hours a day and keeping my 17,000 gallon pool at 8ppm FC (CYA at 60). This used to take 1 gallon of 6% bleach a day, with an extra jug on weekends.
 
G

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I may be wrong, but I believe that you still have to buy 3 or more Pentair pieces to get the 3 year warranty. Less than three pieces is just a one year warranty. The warranty (as long as the product is new) is supplied by Pentair, not where you buy it, so I don't think eBay would have anything different to be concerned about.
 

jeeman

Active member
Jun 3, 2010
31
jparr said:
Not sure about eBay purchases on Pentair equipment, but I bought a CircuPool RJ45 (also a 40k gallon unit) from DiscountSaltPools.com, which appears to be a storefront run by the US distributor and it works well. I was expecting a cheaply constructed unit, but was actually impressed by the build quality of the whole thing. It is running at 40% output eight hours a day and keeping my 17,000 gallon pool at 8ppm FC (CYA at 60). This used to take 1 gallon of 6% bleach a day, with an extra jug on weekends.
jparr, I was looking at that unit....very impressive warranty....7 years? Is that for the cell? I mean, am I guaranteed that the cell will work for a whole 7 years? That would be awesome! I might go that route. What is the energy usage on it? Is it a full 220Watts, or 110Watts since you are running it at half output?

Jeeman
 

svenpup

LifeTime Supporter
Nov 18, 2009
835
Sacramento, CA
I bought my Autopilot off eBay from National Pool Heating, which is the mail order front of Florida Pool Heating. The autopilot website has am authorized dealer search feature, so I could verify that they were legitimate before I bought.
 

jparr

Well-known member
Jun 12, 2010
65
jeeman said:
jparr said:
Not sure about eBay purchases on Pentair equipment, but I bought a CircuPool RJ45 (also a 40k gallon unit) from DiscountSaltPools.com, which appears to be a storefront run by the US distributor and it works well. I was expecting a cheaply constructed unit, but was actually impressed by the build quality of the whole thing. It is running at 40% output eight hours a day and keeping my 17,000 gallon pool at 8ppm FC (CYA at 60). This used to take 1 gallon of 6% bleach a day, with an extra jug on weekends.
jparr, I was looking at that unit....very impressive warranty....7 years? Is that for the cell? I mean, am I guaranteed that the cell will work for a whole 7 years? That would be awesome! I might go that route. What is the energy usage on it? Is it a full 220Watts, or 110Watts since you are running it at half output?

Jeeman
The warranty is a joke, read the fine print. Still not a bad deal though, especially considering the upfront cost compared to other units.
 

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