I am on the Board for a Homeowners Assn of townhouses. Part of our responsibility is providing maintenance for a 122,000 (approx) gallon pool. At our last meeting, we got a sales pitch for converting to EcoSmart for $10,000. Annual maintenance on our current system, using a professional pool service, runs around $7300.
Our subdivision is aging, infrastructure is an ongoing problem, and our budget runs from tight to strapped. The only qualification most of us have for being on the Board is that we are willing to try. Several of us know little or nothing about the chemistry of pool maintenance, so if you reply, please speak in laymen's terms! Also, none of us is in a position to take on the responsibiliity of whatever maintenance is required, although our salesman insists there is none.
When he asserted that we would absolutely save enough in the first three years to pay for the EcoSmart system, we almost signed on the spot. In a brief moment of sanity, we asked for references. The references we received are glowing reports, but one is a small residential pool, one is a spa, and I think one is a drinking water purifier--couldn't really tell from what was said.
Can anyone give us more information about EcoSmart for our pool size? Please note, cost/savings is not only the chief driver here; it is the only one, assuming of course that the pool sanitation will at least maintain its current level. We cannot afford the expenditure unless it actually saves us money.
Thank you for your assistance.
Little ole lady in Mississippi