Aqua-Trol Above Ground Chlorine Generator
Great piece of equipment
I bought this eq at the beginning of last summer and I have not been let down. It has performed like a champ!!! My chemical bill has been slashed tremendously since going to salt. I highly recommend it to all. I wash the plates out weekly so there is no buildup. I have clear water and the levels are all right where they need to be...Happy Swimming!!!!
April 15, 2011
Best generator for above ground pool
I had purchased the cheaper intex model and had nothing but problems. I took it back to the big box store and paid the extra $400 for this unit. It has worked flawlessly so far (3 months). The water is crystal clear and not one sign of algae. The connections are made for above ground hoses, so it is simple to connect. I love the timer feature, which turns on (and off) the pool equipment everyday (at your preset times) and then generates chlorine. I would have given this unit 5 stars, but the cell isn't easy to clean. We have really hard water, so the cell needs cleaning after month or so (it has an indicator to tell you to clean it). Since it has caked on calcium deposits, it really needs an acid wash. You have to be careful not to submerge the cord/housing into the acid wash. This can be difficult to accomplish, but I manage. The payoff is clear/algae free water. Without constant chemical management. Our pool specs- 16'x28' above ground ground "Doughboy"-placed in ground 12500gals
July 25, 2009
This is a terrific product that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in less maintenance. We installed this product in our 18,000 gallon pool approximately 6 weeks ago. We have had crystal clear water ever since! We have not had to add any chemicals to the water at all except the salt (which we were able to purchase in 40# bags @ WalMart). It has been an AMAZING summer. We have actually saved money this summer on the pool! I cannot recommend this product enough! You do have the option of using the flexible tubing that is on the pool or "hard plumbing" it in. My husband chose to hard plumb the system in using PVC pipe. The actual plumbing was done in about 30 min. Keep in mind that if you choose to use PVC you'll need to wait 12 - 24 hours for the glue to dry (depending on the glue) before turning the water on to the system.
July 13, 2009