greetings salt people.
So I'm wondering is there a cost savings here for SWG over manual dosing, or is this just a preference/convenience thing? I'm wondering because I've always done my own pool using liquid chlorine 10% and use maybe 40 gal/yr and $3.50/gal or say $150, plus of course trichlor tabs at $100/yr. So say $250/yr in chlorine. From what I've read, SWG systems run about $1K to $1.4K in the US here, and the salt cell will last maybe 8 to 10 years and need to be replaced at $400-$500 per occurence. So disregarding salt costs, the SWG system is costing $120/yr plus salt, plus electricity, amortized over 10 years? So from first looks, it seems that I can save some money as long as my salt cell does not fail prematurely.
Can anyone else comment on this who have done some analysis? For me, maintaining the pool for 1/2 hr every week is no big deal, so it's really only about cost.
curious LC guy