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    Chlorine Cost Comparison Calculator

    In my short time doing TFPC, I have found it difficult to price compare chlorine costs because of different concentration amounts and jug sizes.

    For example, are two 121 oz jugs at 10% concentration for $6.50 a better deal than one 121 oz jug at 8.25% for $2.99?

    In an attempt to solve my problem, I have been working on an excel spreadsheet that will allow me to price compare between two stores.

    All you have to do is plug in the concentration, number of bottles, oz per bottle and price for both stores and it will tell you which is a better deal. It also says, how much the price at the more expensive store has to be in order for it to be an equal bargain. Lastly, it shows what the equal price would have to be for the same quantity but at different concentrations.

    Here is the file, and I welcome any feedback especially if anyone notices any errors. I'm happy to make changes if it is something I am capable of doing in excel:

    Chlorine Cost Comparision.xlsx - Google Drive
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    Re: Chlorine Cost Comparison Calculator

    This might be an even simpler page that does not need to use Google drive developed by another member:
    Liquid Chlorine Cost Calculator
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    Re: Chlorine Cost Comparison Calculator

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    This might be an even simpler page that does not need to use Google drive developed by another member:
    Liquid Chlorine Cost Calculator
    I get errors trying to use that site.. is it broken?

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    Re: Chlorine Cost Comparison Calculator

    Bummer. Yup looks broken. Just used it last week I thought.
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    Re: Chlorine Cost Comparison Calculator

    The PoolMath mobile app has a price calculator built in.
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    Re: Chlorine Cost Comparison Calculator

    Thanks! I was just comparing Walmart 10% @ $0.305/ounce (4 gallons $15.62) vs. my local All Seasons Pools & Spas 12.5% @ $0.301/ounce (4 gallons $19.29)
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    Re: Chlorine Cost Comparison Calculator

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertD View Post
    I get errors trying to use that site.. is it broken?
    Just used it today and its up and running again! YaY! This one is my go to.
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    Re: Chlorine Cost Comparison Calculator

    Quote Originally Posted by mariane View Post
    Just used it today and its up and running again! YaY! This one is my go to.
    The TFP PoolMath mobile app has a price calculator built in.
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    Re: Chlorine Cost Comparison Calculator

    TFP Pool Math App ROCKS....
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    Re: Chlorine Cost Comparison Calculator

    Sounds like it is great and convenient to use. You enjoy while I use my flip phone.
    16 x 28 Doughboy Mystic Garden AGP with 7' deep end (25mil expandable vinyl liner) ~11,000 gals. Deep end main drain. SkimLine Deluxe Thru-the-wall skimmer, one return at deep end. Media Master 150# sand filter. Doughboy PowerPak II pump, 1 hp. Pentair MinimaxCH 150m natural gas heater. Polaris 65 when it feels like working . TF-100 test kit. Added Salt and Borates. No longer 'pool stored' 7 years and counting. In sunny but fickle metro-Detroit.

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