SWG Heater requirements

Asherk74

Member
Jun 9, 2021
5
Agoura Hills
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Hi all,
Looking to switch to SWG and will be replacing my 35 year old heater. (Just bought the house). Anyhow, looking at the Pentair master temp 400 and was wondering if the Salt is a reason to upgrade to the HD version (cupro nickel). It would cost $800 more net. (SoCal gas has a $400 rebate but the HD doesn’t qualify).
thanks!
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
44,029
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Welcome to the forum!
No. Low pH harms the heater. The very low level of salt in a SWCG pool has no effect.
I suggest you read ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry.
 

Asherk74

Member
Jun 9, 2021
5
Agoura Hills
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
Thank you!
As far as maintaining proper chemical balance; what type of test apparatus should I be using (strips/liquid...)
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
44,029
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
A K2006C or TF100 from TFTESTKITS.net are the test kits we endorse. They will provide the accurate test results required to follow TFPC processes.
 
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