Switch from Chlorine pool to SWG

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
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Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Warranty is up to you. I do not believe Jandy gives any warranty at all for internet sales.

Why did they install a power center but no SWCG??
 

Surfnsnowboard3

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Sep 22, 2019
69
Redlands, CA
Warranty is up to you. I do not believe Jandy gives any warranty at all for internet sales.

Why did they install a power center but no SWCG??
I told my builder I did not want a salt water generator. The power center installed for for iqualink pool controls. Turns out there's a second power center for SWG controls. Lucky me.
 
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mknauss

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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
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Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I have a SWCG that can be adjusted with my automation. I will be honest, I rarely have to adjust it. A few times in the spring, a few times in the fall. A third party cell can still be wired to only run when the pump runs via your automation. But you will have to go out to the cell to make sure it is operating and to change % generation.
 

Surfnsnowboard3

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Sep 22, 2019
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Redlands, CA
I have a SWCG that can be adjusted with my automation. I will be honest, I rarely have to adjust it. A few times in the spring, a few times in the fall. A third party cell can still be wired to only run when the pump runs via your automation. But you will have to go out to the cell to make sure it is operating and to change % generation.
Interesting, maybe I'll just use one that doesn't "talk" with my automation. especially since it's not that big of a deal. Are you happy with the IC40?
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I am happy with my SWCG. It is 6X my pool volume. I can darn near SLAM my pool with it!

But in your situation, unless you travel alot (we do) and have to remotely manage your pool equipment due to extended absences, a Circupool or other SWCG that provides reasonable warranties for DIY is not a bad idea. If you are not going to do DIY, then you might consider a Hayward Aquarite. It is pretty bullet proof and well regarded.
 

Surfnsnowboard3

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Sep 22, 2019
69
Redlands, CA

laprjns

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Aug 14, 2012
519
Ellington, CT
Pool Size
30000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pureline Crystal Pure 60,000
Just a word of caution on the Core SWG. It only has four (25%, 50%, 75% or 100%) power level settings so you are going to need to balance power settings versus pump run time. It may not be an issue, but you should be aware of this before you commit to it.
 

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YippeeSkippy

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oooh... I didn't know that. It does require some second thought by folks oversizing their cells yet wanting to still run the pump a long time for a skimmer.

Thanks for the update, @laprjns

Maddie :flower:
 
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