Trying to decide chlorinating method


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Jun 9, 2010
Pearl, MS
I just started using bleach and if I figure correctly, based on 3-4 month swimming season, I should be able to purchase enough bleach for about $50-60. Works great, but I just know I'll lose interest and miss a day here and there. That brings me to the Liquidator. Adds about $150, but gives a few days between filling the unit. Finally, considering a salt water generator. Since my pool is only 11K gallons, I may try the Intex. I know it's for AGPs, but I've read where people have used it for in-ground. Again, abut $150, but much lower maintenance. Anyone else weighing the options? What are your thoughts?


I've had them all, and I am a Liquidator guy now! It is by far the easiest way to introduce chlorine (bleach) and you can tell at a glance where you are with it.


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May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
I'm a big SWG fan. With the Liquidator, you also need to add in the cost of bleach. With the SWG you need to add in the cost of electricity. Electricity costs way less than bleach.


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Feb 26, 2010
Guam, USA
I really don't mind the bleach. I spend MAYBE 5 minutes adding bleach. Sometimes I miss a day, and my CL is still within the proper range for the CYA level in the pool. I am thinking about trying the Intex SWG, as I do have a smaller pool, but I don't run the pump much (4 hours/day), so I may just stay a "jug dumper" :)


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Feb 23, 2008
Denton, TX
The only downside that I can see with the SWCG is the cost of cell replacement which will occur every now and again. Of course, with good attention to water balance, a cell should last for some years.

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