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    Prospective Pool Buyer

    Hey everyone,

    I've been lurking around the forums, trying to find an answer to my questions, but I figured I would just make an account and ask. I'm considering buying a pool, and I was wondering if you could help me out. How much money would I be spending on chlorine each year, if I used a simple chlorine system? Sorry if this question has been asked before, I didn't see something when I searched. Thanks for the help.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Denton, TX

    Re: Prospective Pool Buyer

    Welcome to TFP!

    The answer to your question depends on several factors. If your pool is well cared for (you don't let it turn green) then you will spend less on chlorine. The size of your pool, environment the pool is in, weather, and location all can affect chlorine use.

    For my pool, it costs me about $12 a month in the summertime to add bleach. Another friend of mine who uses bleach in their very large pool spends about $16 a week to chlorinate.

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    Re: Prospective Pool Buyer

    How large of a pool does your friend have? I do not know which size to get, probably around 25,000 gallons or so.

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    Re: Prospective Pool Buyer

    All the pool builders around me strongly suggest salt water. IMO thats the way to go.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Frederick County, MD

    Re: Prospective Pool Buyer

    Get salt, you will not regret it..........

    Southern Frederick County, MD - Leisure Moroccan 38 Fiberglass Pool - 19,800 gallons
    Pentair 1.5 hp 2 speed pump - Cartridge filter - Dolphin robot - TF-100 Test Kit - SWCG

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    Apr 2010
    Stephens City, VA

    Re: Prospective Pool Buyer

    If I were installing a new pool, I'd have a SWG put in at the get-go.
    Backyard pool-less, but used to be.....
    16,100 gallon, 18x38 3.5 ft deep oval AG, Vinyl, Sand, 1hp pump Liquidator TFT100 test kit

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