SURVEY QUESTIONS

Poolsean

TFP Expert
Apr 15, 2007
1,462
Ft Lauderdale, Florida
#1
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?
 

JasonLion

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
37,879
Silver Spring, MD
#2
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
 

DaveNJ

LifeTime Supporter
May 22, 2007
520
Toms River, NJ
#3
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
 

donaldm823

LifeTime Supporter
May 21, 2007
147
Cape Coral, FL
#4
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
 

mas985

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 3, 2007
12,181
Pleasanton, CA
#5
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
 

crabboy

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 24, 2007
528
Suwanee, GA
#6
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
 

crazycanuck

Well-known member
Mar 29, 2007
294
Ontario, Canada
#7
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
 

ktdave

LifeTime Supporter
May 8, 2007
888
Katy, TX
#8
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)
 

divnkd101

LifeTime Supporter
#10
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
 

lorngraves

Well-known member
Sep 19, 2007
65
N. AL
#11
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
 

NWMNMom

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 8, 2007
1,582
Waaay NW MN
#12
Poolsean said:
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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)
 

MeSue

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 29, 2007
345
Florida
#13
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.
 

smsprague

Active member
Jun 27, 2007
37
Tucson, AZ
#14
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
 

matj6876

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 28, 2007
105
DFW, TX
#15
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! :-D
How did you previously sanitize your pool? First Pool, SWG installed from the start.
 

tagprod

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 3, 2007
489
Tomball, Texas
#16
Poolsean said:
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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
 

EskimoPie

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 27, 2007
278
Sahuarita, AZ
#17
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
 

dawndenise

Well-known member
Jun 30, 2007
79
North Florida
#18
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
 

Bosqueboy

LifeTime Supporter
Oct 29, 2007
45
Amherst, VA
#19
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.
 

DONNIE

LifeTime Supporter
Mar 28, 2007
122
OKLAHOMA
#20
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.