Help a new guy say no to the FROG system


Jul 11, 2019
New guy here to the forum.

I just made a deposit on a new fiberglass pool and my PB offers the FROG automatic chlorine/mineral system that comes with his standard package.
After lurking here on the forum and informing myself on pool chemistry, I have made the determination that this system isn't for me. Since I’ve never owned a pool before, my question is this:

If I don’t want the FROG system installed, what do I have the PB put in place of it? Just a plain old chlorinator?
My plans are to use TFP as my chemistry guide.

Thanks for your help


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Jun 8, 2019
Milwaukee, WI
You can see if he's willing to do a saltwater generator instead - can discuss with people here the right size to use given the size of the pool. The recommendation is to use a SWG that is rated for twice the volume of the pool.

Otherwise you could have a chlorinator that uses pucks put in and only use it when you go on vacation (it adds CYA and you don't want to be doing that on a regular basis - normal chlorination is either through a SWG or pouring in liquid chlorine daily).
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Jun 12, 2009
NW Ohio
Welcome to TFP! :wave:

As a former Frog user (came with the house) let me tell you that you are making the right choice. The best thing to put in its place would be a saltwater chlorine generator. Second best would be a tablet feeder for use while away. If you don't want an SWG now but think you might in the future then a couple feet of straight pipe that can be cut out to install an SWG one day would be a good option too.
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