Our SWG kicked the bucket last year. We were using the Intex because of the cost. The last one actually made it a few summers before it died. I don't have to tell anyone how these things have skyrockected in cost. What are my best-most time and money efficient alternatives to a new SWG this year? And what happened to cause them to more than double in price? We actually started our SWG journey with hayward Aquatrol and it honestly gave a lot of problems -we had it one year and it was damaged in the only lightening strike we have ever had on our property so I went to the cheap Intex SWG. I really have liked them, but I'm not paying over $500 for one (because they do not last--lets be honest). I'm not opposed to just adding chlorine this year, but I want to do it right. My last Intex SWG costed 129.00 on Amazon in 5/18. they now want 579.00 for the same SWG.