I've recently been appointed to the HOA of my neighborhood. I don't really know anything about commercial / community pool maintenance but an issue that has come up is the use of these chemical feeders for our community pool. Apparently, the pool has one for chlorine and one for acid. They are Stenner model #85MHP17. Both of the units that were installed approximately a year and a half ago have failed and need to be replaced (at a cost of about $400 each).
My first question is if this is normal for these things to fail after such little time? Our community uses a pool service / maintenance company and what they said is that this is normal for this type of pool equipment. Since I have only been on the HOA board a short time, I don't really know the history of replacement of these things beyond the last replacement 18 months ago.