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    Bleach usage for first year using TFPC

    When I opened our pool in April I had asked how much bleach on average people were using for the season. I've kept track Since April and I've used 11 cases of liquid shock, 44 bottles of 12%. Used one bottle of muriatic acid. Fc levels maintained at 5 to 6 ppm. One container of stabilizer. That's about all I've put into the pool this year. Looking to close in the next two weeks or so. Have 2.5 bottles left of the 44 purchased to shock and close. Just wanted to share this info.
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    Re: Bleach usage for first year using TFPC

    Can you add what all that cost you? Most people don't believe that pool care can actually be cheap. Posting what you e spent helps people see that our methods not only result is a clear and sparkling pool but can also save them money as well.
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    Re: Bleach usage for first year using TFPC

    For me, 11 cases of 12.5%, 1G of MA, and 4# of CYA would be about $150.00. Add replacement reagents, maybe $170.00 total.

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    Re: Bleach usage for first year using TFPC

    Below is what I spent. Chemicals only cost me $244.75 for exactly 5 months. Electricity was on the higher end (called Hayward) and they gave me specifics. NJ rates are very high during the 5 months (peak season). A few extra's, etc.

    2016 - COST OF POOL SUPPLIES AND CHEMICALS.jpg

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    Hayward AQR9 SWG 25K Salt Cell & TF-100 Test Kit
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    Re: Bleach usage for first year using TFPC

    Quote Originally Posted by Catanzaro View Post
    Below is what I spent. Chemicals only cost me $244.75 for exactly 5 months. Electricity was on the higher end (called Hayward) and they gave me specifics. NJ rates are very high during the 5 months (peak season). A few extra's, etc.

    2016 - COST OF POOL SUPPLIES AND CHEMICALS.jpg

    kWh (pool only).jpg
    Nice tracking data.

    So if you take chemicals and electricity together (extras are really a one time charge), you get about $4.50/day to operate your pool. That's pretty good even for a high utility rate area like NJ.
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    Re: Bleach usage for first year using TFPC

    The tracking was easy. I purchase bleach in bulk (time constraints). Each time I purchased something, it was written on the spreadsheet. Next year, the cost will be a lot less as I plan on cutting back (from average of 8 hours per day) to about 6 hours per day. The first month at most is 4 hours per day and last month is 4 hours per day. In between, I will adjust to 8 hours per day. At most, I am looking at 7 hours per day (average).

    The system is oversized with 2" plumbing and a 2 hp. pump, 350 lb. sand filter. The turnover rate at 12 hours is 2.5X, which is overkill. Especially now, that I know how much electricity really costs. Always pegged it at $100 per month, which is pretty accurate.

    The true cost savings (which I forgot) is the opening and closing of the pool (Which of course I do now). Only once did they close the pool and that was enough. The PB cost would be $240 to open and $260 to close, totaling $500. This is the cost of electricity, so a wash.

    The amount of time spent weekly on pool (30 minutes at most), which includes vacuuming, testing and bleach additions, etc. The amount of time to open pool and close pool (1 hour each). We will not discuss the total cost of the swimming pool (ouch!)
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Hayward CL2002 Chlorinator - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Hayward AQR9 SWG 25K Salt Cell & TF-100 Test Kit
    Gulfstream HE125RA - 117K BTU Heat Pump - Date of Build is 11-2013

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