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    Approached a stranger in Wal Mart

    There he was, standing in front of the pool chemicals with a glazed look on his face. I couldn't resist.

    "Do you have a test kit?", I sheepishly inquired.

    "No, need to get one.", he replied.

    "A good test kit will save you hundreds of dollars in product!", I beamed with pride over my knowledge, "Check out Trouble Free Pool on the internet."

    "Trouble Free Pool? I'll do that, thanks", he said with a smile spreading across his face.
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    Re: Approached a stranger in Wal Mart

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    I wished I found this site two months earlier.
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    Re: Approached a stranger in Wal Mart

    I do this too when I noticed people staring at product to long, not knowing what to buy. I get in my phone and show them pics of my pool n tell them all I use is bleach ( they are usually shocked), they need to buy a good test kit online, bleach and maybe some stabilizer and a link to trouble free pool. What they do with that info is on them.
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    Re: Approached a stranger in Wal Mart

    Call it liquid chlorine and they are more likely to get on board..... Lol. (After you get them on board mention liquid chlorine and bleach are the same thing!)
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    Re: Approached a stranger in Wal Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    I tell them all I use is bleach ( they are usually shocked)
    LOL! I see what you did there.
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    Everyone I see at Wal Mart is Strange.. Especially the ones buying all that bleach.

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    Re: Approached a stranger in Wal Mart

    LOL! Buggies and cartloads of bleach! As long as they don't have shovels!
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    Re: Approached a stranger in Wal Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    LOL! Buggies and cartloads of bleach! As long as they don't have shovels!
    And garbage bags. That's bad stuff.
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    Re: Approached a stranger in Wal Mart

    Too funny! I'm so glad I can get my liquid chlorine cheaper elsewhere! I'd rather go to Aldi over Walmart any day!

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    And shovels! Oh, my!
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    Re: Approached a stranger in Wal Mart

    I hear duct tape is not good with loads of bleach too. Something about it losing its stickiness.... So I just go right for the zip strips!
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    Re: Approached a stranger in Wal Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    I hear duct tape is not good with loads of bleach too. Something about it losing its stickiness.... So I just go right for the zip strips!
    This cracked me up, Casey!
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