Why do parts cost so much?
1. Parts for pool equipment and components are typically specially ‘tooled’ and manufactured for a specific application. There are a limited number of manufacturers suppliers, and dealers. The costs to manufacture, ship, and stock the parts all impact on the final cost of a particular item.
2. Many of the parts are made of plastics and/or metals and the costs of ‘raw’ materials have skyrocketed in the past few years due primarily to the rise in petroleum, a key component in the manufacturing process of most of these items.