So, I am very excited, I have my own pool! Never had one before, the harsh weather of Scotland really left pool ownership to the rich. Now I am living in California and everyone seems to have them!
Anyway, back to my topic. I am thinking of doing it all myself, buying a test kit, becoming a TFP lifetime member and just learning the hard way, a few neighbors have a pool guy who comes round but the $90 a month prices seem a little steep for me. I received a flyer through my door from a company called Pool Chlor who are suggesting a low monthly fee of $36 if I use there "unique" chlorination system. Part of me wants to do this myself, I like learning new things, but the $36 a month seems like a great deal, a visit to Leslie Pool Supplies would suggest I would spend over that per month if I do it myself. However, I could be completely wrong. Has anyone heard of this company before?? My inground pool is about 20k gallons, sand filter (very old), has some sort of pebble based material construction and Polaris 280 (I think its a 280). I live in the valley of California, a place called Visalia, so its very hot during the summer but pretty cool during winter which, I believe, would mean high running costs in the summer and very little during winter. I guess this is a tough question, but any idea of a monthly running costs?
Thanks for the advice!