The lady at the return desk started to balk but her supervisor must have asked a manager who approved the return. They took my reply from the mfg of the stuff too stating it was likely bad due to the date code.
Not a bad transaction but I'm not done with Lowes yet:
I'm going to email Lowes corporate too and see what other compensation they'll give us.
It's going to cost us more in chemicals to get it back to what it was starting to look like on Sunday
before I added the shock and that's not including time, gasoline, *and* added electricity to run the
pump for 3 extra days straight instead of it clearing from the chlorine level coming up
and my being able to shut it off for some time.
Perhaps they'll give us some sort of store credit to buy there or something. That'd work since
I'll need to get that vacuum hose and plate at some point this week.
At the very least I hope it gets the stuff pulled from the shelf since they have at least a pallet of it.
I still didn't hear back to my reply to the mfg rep. He might send me some free of charge too.
Even so I want Lowes to take action and I'm going to see what I can get. With our money
as low as it is the more the better.
BTW, how do I calculate the power demands the pump is making?
It states it's a 230/115V unit and lists the rating as 7.1/14.2
The HOA President is worried our power bill will be skyhigh with the runing the pump 24/7 for what'll
be 5 days straight. She's mandating I turn it off for at least 12 hours per day come Friday.
If I'm doing the numbers right 230V @ 7.1A per hour is 1633 watts per hour.
And 115 @ 14.2 is the same amount. That comes out to about 40kWh per day at 24 hours?
Does that sound about right?
That's not too much in the end if I'm right.
Money talks!? All it ever says to me is "goodbye!".