How much do you sell Autochlors for (~40k gallon size)?Strannik said:yeah basically what Jason said. although sometimes it runs by the month rather than year.
when Autochlor used to have pro-rata warranty, we had a big spreadsheet which was outlining how much discount you get in a given month.
in the end it was decided to ditch it because it made dealers unhappy as it only applied to end user when the cell is purchased through the manufacturer.
so if a customer came to a dealer he couldn't use it, so it was taking away sales from them. plus it's a nightmare to manage.
Here is how the CircuPool warranty actually works; For residential pool use, it covers all components including the cell for seven years following the purchase date. Like a car battery or anything that get's used up, it is prorated. During the first year, the owner pays nothing for any needed parts. During the second year, they pay 20%, then 40% during the third year, 60% during the fourth year, and 80% during the fifth, sixth, and seventh year. Keep in mind that the cost of the replacement cells is low compared to other brands...the most popular 5-Blade cell is presently only $375. In a worst case scenario, if a cell failed one day into the fifth year, the owners cost to start over with a new cell would be $300 or $75 per year. Doing the same math with other brands, this appears to compare very well.JasonLion said:"4 years pro-rata" means that if it fails after one year they pay 75% of the replacement cell, if it fails after two years they pay 50% of the replacement cell, if it fails after three years they pay 25% of the replacement cell, and if it fails after four year they don't pay anything.
While I agree the SJ isn't as good as the SI, the SJ features a 7 year warranty where the SI is 4 years, and the SJ cell is $100 more. Also, aren't SJ made by SGS and not Compupool?The controller on the SI units is more advanced than the SJ systems. The output can only be adjusted in 25% increments with the SJ while the SI can be adjusted by 1% increments. Make sure you do your research on those systems before you buy either of them. A good place to start is reading their manuals and the threads that users have posted here at TFP.
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