Our pool is 43,000 gallons and I know that b/c we had to drain and refill it for a total redo about 18 mos. ago. The water co. charged me for 43,000 gallons.
We had a smaller pool at our last house - and I was definitely considering the TFP method when we found this house and moved. This pool is close to double the size of our last pool. We also had a cartridge filter while this one is a DE filter. I have never done a backwash. I am going to need a hands-on pool primer once I fire the pool service co. (problem with scaling/staining at the moment - they seem clueless as to a solution).
My questions are:
How do you handle the storage/expense of keeping enough liquid chlorine on hand to keep the water sanitized? We have a garage but we are in a very hot climate about 8 mos. of the year - since chlorine isn't that stable, is it safe to have large containers stored outside? Are there supply companies that will deliver it for a reasonable cost?
Any other advice you have for a pool owner of such a large pool? Obviously cost of materials can be a bit daunting. I am currently paying about $150/mo for the service, and they come once a week. If any chemicals are needed, that is included. Cleaning the filter when necessary is extra.