+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: SWG safe for heater?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    190

    Default SWG safe for heater?

    Hi All,
    Considering an SWG but a friend converted to salt and said his pool company had to replace his heater because it wasn't compatible. I just bought my Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm and have no plans to replace it. Anyone have any opinions? I didn't see anywhere in the manual where it says no salt water. It says fresh water only but i thought 3000ppm of salt is still considered fesh water

    Thanks,
    Joe

  2. #2
    waterbear's Avatar
    waterbear is offline Lifetime Member Sniggle Mechanic waterbear 4 stars waterbear 4 stars waterbear 4 stars waterbear 4 stars
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    St. Augustine, Fl
    Age
    67
    Posts
    3,742

    Default Re: SWG safe for heater?

    If you have a copper heat exchanger there could be problems. If you have a titanium heat exchanger or one of the coated ones it should be fine.
    Retired pool store and commercial pool maintenance guy.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    190

    Default Re: SWG safe for heater?

    Thanks. NOt sure which exchanger I have. Maybe rpoldervaart can chime in since he has the same heater and an SWG


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    190

    Default Re: SWG safe for heater?

    Sta-Rite said as long as the salt concentration doesn't exced 3500ppm I am OK to use my heater. I Was worried there for a bit. NOw I have to decide which generator to buy.

    Joe

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Are These Numbers Ok/Safe?
    By tokmom in forum Pool Startup, Shutdown, & Winter Operation
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-26-2012, 11:17 PM
  2. Safe to empty pool?
    By mkelley in forum Pool Equipment & Operations
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-12-2008, 10:34 PM
  3. what cl level is safe?
    By Bergerman in forum Testing and Adjusting Pool Water Chemistry
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-28-2006, 03:00 PM
  4. Safe for swimming?
    By kevincad in forum Using Chlorine and Chlorinating Chemicals
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-21-2006, 09:53 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts