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    Pool costs (does not include elect) after first year

    Just wanting to share some of the costs during my first year of ownership:

    Pool service (2 months): $ 180
    Conditioner: $ 30
    Borates : 42
    Balance Pak; $32
    Cleaner bag + tail foam cover (2): $45
    Muriatic Acid: 24 gallons at $5.50 each= $132

    Total: $ 461

    Since pool service will no longer apply, I am setting budget at $300 for next year as I may need to replace other accessories
    Inground with 7x7 spa (spillover)
    20k gal plaster (sunstone)
    pentair 3/4 hp (filter), 1 hp (spa), 1/2 hp (features)
    cartridge filter
    SWCG IC-40
    Polaris Platinum (with booster)

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    Re: Pool costs (does not include elect) after first year

    I assume the Balance Pack is a bioguard product. Which pack is it? 100,200, or 300?
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: Pool costs (does not include elect) after first year

    Pak 100...bought at the earliest stages of the pool, the pool store suggested i buy don't remember for what reason...
    Inground with 7x7 spa (spillover)
    20k gal plaster (sunstone)
    pentair 3/4 hp (filter), 1 hp (spa), 1/2 hp (features)
    cartridge filter
    SWCG IC-40
    Polaris Platinum (with booster)

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    Re: Pool costs (does not include elect) after first year

    How often do you need to replace salt?
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: Pool costs (does not include elect) after first year

    Quote Originally Posted by serge
    Pak 100...bought at the earliest stages of the pool, the pool store suggested i buy don't remember for what reason...
    Dont waste your money on that stuff anymore. That stuff is alkalinity increaser (aka good old baking soda). You can get 10 pounds of that from Walmart or similar store for about 10 bucks for 10 pounds
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: Pool costs (does not include elect) after first year

    Yeah...should have come to this site before the pool was ready to avoid those mistakes....In Any case, i assume those a "experience costs"...

    On salt..yes I forgot to include salt....after start up dose (10 bags), I think I've added another 4 or 5...so need to add another $30 to the total
    Inground with 7x7 spa (spillover)
    20k gal plaster (sunstone)
    pentair 3/4 hp (filter), 1 hp (spa), 1/2 hp (features)
    cartridge filter
    SWCG IC-40
    Polaris Platinum (with booster)

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    Re: Pool costs (does not include elect) after first year

    That's very good Serge. I'm sure you'll come in well under $300 next year.
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