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    Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    I went to get some skimmer socks today and thought it would be interesting to see what there water test would say compared to mine(TF-100) just for fun of course.

    So get this ...This store is trying to charge people for water test ,,,,$ 35.00 ......if you don't buy $ 50.00 worth of there pool magic potions I told them good luck with that and left....I found some skimmer socks at lowes for cheaper .....But am blown away by that pool stores trying to hook people up last year it was free so so maybe more people are learning the TFP way..... and its hitting them hard....HAHA I hope so!!! I don't think they like me since i don't buy there expensive chemicals ,just some skimmer socks once in awhile.......BOO HOO....
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    I rather hope more stores go to that model. When a test kit costs as much as 2 in-store tests people might be a bit more open to getting one
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    But it is kinda sad that they feel entrapment is good business ......Maybe more people will start researching how to do it better and cheaper the TFP way. unfortunately some will pay that highway robbery. Sad
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    Use disposable spun polypropylene hair nets instead of skimmer socks. You can get a box of 100 of them for $6 on Amazon. Way cheaper than skimmer socks and you can just toss them out instead of washing them.
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    WOW.....thanks Joyful noise didn't know that... going to amazon now ...Thank you
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    Quote Originally Posted by Ncdamsel View Post
    WOW.....thanks Joyful noise didn't know that... going to amazon now ...Thank you
    You can thank Chiefwej , it was his idea...
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    Alternatively, you can use regular nylon knee high stockings as well.
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    Use disposable spun polypropylene hair nets instead of skimmer socks. You can get a box of 100 of them for $6 on Amazon. Way cheaper than skimmer socks and you can just toss them out instead of washing them.
    that's what I use thanks to this site....catching pollen like crazy!
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    just ordered disposable spun polypropylene hair nets 100 free shipping little less than $ 6.00 .....This is why I love everyone here at TFP
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    Order a box as well...this site is greatness!
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    I had the same thing happen here is Upstate SC. They said that if the water was good that I would need to buy some chemicals equal to or pay $35.... even if I didnt need anything at the moment, I would eventually need them.... thats what I was told... haha. I said ok, and walked out.
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    IF they tested with a TF-100 kit, and sold bleach... I could see it being well worth the money to have it tested. for the lazy ones anyways... they would pay it.... but they would have to give good advice on top of it...... so yeah... Doubt that happens at any of them.... or waiting to hear about one that does.
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    Just ordered me a box too!
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    LOL bet amazon is wondering why hair nets was so popular today...
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    Ordered a box too. $5.90. Free shipping.
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    ^^^^^^
    Me too! 6 cents each, can't beat it. We are emptying the shelves, only 9 left
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    Quote Originally Posted by Ncdamsel View Post
    LOL bet amazon is wondering why hair nets was so popular today...
    They know- the best seller is from a place called For Your Water. And one's on it's way here.
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    Fortunately my hair nets are free!
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    Just got a text that my hair nets have shipped, but won't arrive until July 6th. Must be coming from Outer Mongolia!!!!!
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    Re: Pool Store Antics.......wanted to share with you guys

    If shipped via USPS very likely to arrive in a few days.
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