...and I was just wondering what could be the consequences of doing so.
I've only had my pool for about a month, and I managed to stumble upon TFP almost immediately after it was opened. I've only been using the BBB method of care, and the TF-100 test kit supplemented with Borate test strips, and the Taylor Salt test kit. I bought the Taylor auto-mixer last week, and testing has become much quicker and easier since.
I buy Clorox from Sam's Club for about $28 for roughing 8.5 gallons of 8.25% proof. I do this about every 1.5 weeks. I've also spent quite a bit on muriatic acid, baking soda, salt, CYA, and borax. I realize most of that cost is from first time startup, but I do find that I'm probably going to be spending about $100 per month on sanitizer and MA alone.
I also run my filter for 6 - 8 hours per day, so I'm planning on a hit to the electric bill of about $100 per month from that as well.
I live in NH. (Just to let everyone know my climate.)
That's my story so far, and so far so good.
Water looks amazing!
Water feels amazing!
No shock yet!
No CC yet!
No algae yet!
I know pretty much exactly what my family and friends are swimming in.
Seems kind of expensive.
I told my coworker this yesterday, and he LOL'd at me. And he LOL'd hard.
He said he drops a 3" trichlor tablet into his skimmer whenever the old dissolves, and shocks the pool every 2 weeks. He has a 20k gal steel wall IG pool with a liner. I'm guessing he drops maybe 5 tablets per week in his skimmer?? Not sure how many though. And by shocking the pool, I mean he throws in the equivalent of 4 -5 packs of HTH super shock n' swim, and calls it a day. He's had his pool for about 12 years, he said.
Zero water testing ever.
Seems like this might be significantly cheaper.
Far less work.
What cons are there to using a system like that? Absolutely no TC, pH, TA, CYA checking at all.
I don't plan to use this system, but just wondering what you all think.