I've agreed to tend to a friend's 30k pool for a couple weeks while they are on vacation. They don't have a timer so they just run their pump 24/7 (sadpanda). They are also using pucks. So really all I'll need to do is net skim, backwash, and check pucks for the most part and call it a day. Knowing me though I'll probably also run the full barrage of tests (CYA, CH, TA, Borate, Salt, ect) to figure out what's going on with their water. The other day when I was over the water looked okayish but it wasn't anywhere near as crystal clear or soft feeling as my water.
Which got me to thinking, I really really really wanna get their salt to 2000ppm and their borate to 50ppm for the subjective improvement to the water and to try to convert them to seeing the light of getting away from pucks. However running the numbers thru pool calc, OUCH! 502 lbs of salt, 110 lbs of team mule, and 6.5 gallons of acid to combat the borax. I'm looking at ~$250 just to get salt and borates up. I still kinda wanna do it though and see if they notice lol