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    Cost benefit analysis!

    Has anyone else done a cost comparison?? I was stunned!!!

    I use MS Money to track finances and I break down pool expenses by parts/repairs/improvements (like my Intermatic Pool Timer) and chemicals. Just ran reports for pool chemical spending since 2009.

    2009 - $529.18 (pool store only)
    2010 - $508.81 (pool store only)
    2011 - $599.54 (pool store only)
    2012 - $553.63 (pool store only)
    2013 - $511.58 (switched to TFPC in mid-July)
    2014 - $260.87 (Not a typo!!)
    2015 - $141.89 (so far, including the TF Test Kit refill!)

    We typically have our pool open April-October. Never really saw it in black and white, but that's about half!
    Built March 2006 - 26k gallon, Pacific Pools 18'x36' Roman end vinyl liner, 8' Roman steps one end, Sand Dollar SD80 filter, Pentair Pinnacle 1HP pump, Pentair Letro 3/4HP pressure side booster, Pentair Letro Legend Platinum cleaner, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm SR400LP, Hayward CL200 chlorinator
    Added April 2013 - Intermatic PE15300 (1353ME timer & 4243ME switch, PE650 transceiver, PE953 remote, PA122 temp sensor)
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    Re: Cost benefit analysis!

    That certainly is a great testament and makes it very clear when you see the numbers
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    Re: Cost benefit analysis!

    This is excellent, and a great visual for anyone who still needs convincing that the TFP method is a money saver. Whilst I don't track our pool expenses quite like you do, I can say that so far this year we're at about $86, which includes $46 for shipping a SWG cell back for testing.

    Thanks for posting this SickPup404
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    Re: Cost benefit analysis!

    My wife laughs at me when I do stuff like that .... until it works-out in our favor by showing us where we made mistakes. That is some sound information. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Cost benefit analysis!

    I imagine that the 2013 cost included the TF-100 test kit and maybe even a SLAM to clear up the pool store mess? Which would explain why it was not a bit lower after finding us.
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    Re: Cost benefit analysis!

    Money left over for beer and pool toys!
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    Re: Cost benefit analysis!

    I nominate this for a sticky until about... August. So we can find it fast.
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    Re: Cost benefit analysis!

    I experienced similar results after switching to the TFP method.
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    Re: Cost benefit analysis!

    LI Pool Guy, my thoughts exactly!!

    jblizzle, I'm pretty sure you're right about it including the kit and the SLAM.

    And Texas Splash, I think my wife went to the same school of snickering!

    Glad it has helped some of you as much help as I've gotten from here!
    Built March 2006 - 26k gallon, Pacific Pools 18'x36' Roman end vinyl liner, 8' Roman steps one end, Sand Dollar SD80 filter, Pentair Pinnacle 1HP pump, Pentair Letro 3/4HP pressure side booster, Pentair Letro Legend Platinum cleaner, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm SR400LP, Hayward CL200 chlorinator
    Added April 2013 - Intermatic PE15300 (1353ME timer & 4243ME switch, PE650 transceiver, PE953 remote, PA122 temp sensor)
    TF-100 XL w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: Cost benefit analysis!

    Quote Originally Posted by LI poolguy View Post
    Money left over for beer and pool toys!
    I am pretty sure beer counts as a pool toy (the best pool toy)
    No pool, i am just here to help.

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