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    Default SWCG Comparison Published

    I've just posted a preliminary, but complete comparison between SWCG (salt water chlorine generators) by Auto Pilot, Compu Pool, Hayward, Jandy, Pentair, & SGS:
    http://faq.poolforum.com/products/sa...ators-compared

    If you see errors or omissions, please note them in this thread, so I can correct them.

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    Question Re: SWCG Comparison Published

    Is there a typo in the salt range for the Autopilot and SGS?
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    Default Re: SWCG Comparison Published

    Hayward has 3 different turbo-cells for 40,000, 25,000 and 15,000 gallons. I'm assuming each have a different output of chlorine. They also have a range of controllers from simple timer to fully automatic.

    Turbo-cell 5 - 15K gallons
    Turbo-cell 9 - 25K
    Turbo-cell 15 - 40K, 1.45 lbs salt/day (I don't know the other two)

    Controllers are aqua rite, pro logic, aqua plus, swimpure. These provide varying degrees of automation.

    Anyone know how to tell which one you have? Edit: Never mind this. I read on the tcell. I have the 15.

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    Default Re: SWCG Comparison Published

    Quote Originally Posted by rpoldervaart View Post
    Hayward has 3 different turbo-cells for 40,000, 25,000 and 15,000 gallons. I'm assuming each have a different output of chlorine. They also have a range of controllers from simple timer to fully automatic.

    Turbo-cell 5 - 15K gallons
    Turbo-cell 9 - 25K
    Turbo-cell 15 - 40K, 1.45 lbs salt/day (I don't know the other two)

    Controllers are aqua rite, pro logic, aqua plus, swimpure. These provide varying degrees of automation.

    Anyone know how to tell which one you have?

    Robert
    There are also different software revisions on the controllers so not all units can use theTurboCell 9 or 5.
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    Default Re: SWCG Comparison Published

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDave View Post
    Is there a typo in the salt range for the Autopilot and SGS?
    No, Both Autopilot and SGS can operate in seawater but 3000 ppm is the recommended level.
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    Default Re: SWCG Comparison Published

    Great Job Ben. Great Information.

    I know there are quite a few factors that would contribute to this, but is there any chance of something like a 1-5 star rating for these various units based upon Chlorine output, cell life, and other factors (not necessarily cost) etc.? I think maybe a 1-5 scale would be better than a recommended brand.

    I know from my own experience that these SWCG units are not cheap, and I would think that others might benefit from it as opposed to be being "POOL STORED" by their local Pool Store salesman.
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    Default Re: SWCG Comparison Published

    Actually, all these units are high quality (with perhaps the exception of the Jandy, which is now owned by Zodiac--but that is a whole 'nother story) so any one of them should perform well. Also this list is not inclusive of all the SWGs on the market and there are other excellent ones that are somewhat common such as WaterMaid and Resiliance that are not on the list.
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    Default Re: SWCG Comparison Published

    The SGS Owners Manual shows that 8000 ppm is too high for salt and should not be exceeded "to avoid damage to the SG "Series" system. It conflicts with page 8 that shows a special application high limit of 35,000 ppm.

    http://sgschlorinators.com/wp-conten...anual-2010.pdf


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    Default Re: SWCG Comparison Published

    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear View Post
    Actually, all these units are high quality (with perhaps the exception of the Jandy, which is now owned by Zodiac--but that is a whole 'nother story) so any one of them should perform well. Also this list is not inclusive of all the SWGs on the market and there are other excellent ones that are somewhat common such as WaterMaid and Resiliance that are not on the list.
    What's wrong with the Jandy units? I am considering the AquaPure Ei to control with my AquaLink OneTouch. Would love to hear some input. The rest of my Jandy system has been great for years (well, aside from that lightning strike, but can't blame Jandy for that). Thanks!
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    Default Re: SWCG Comparison Published

    Is the Compupool 60 susposed to be the CSPC 48?
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