Been a while since I posted on here, but as summer is (well better be) right around the corner, thought I'd start waffling about pool ownership experiences...
I decided yesterday to take a nice drive down to my local store to say hello for the summer, ask how business is and get them to make me feel all powerful that BBB is working and I have a grasp on the simplicity of this....
Two guys in there are always pleasant and know me by name as they inspected the pool prior to me buying the house but some lady always gives me attitude about using bleach. There were several customers in there waiting to get water checked and buying hundreds of dollars of 'necarsary' items for their back yard retreats and she always tries to make me feel stupid in front of the people using off the shelf chems. "well, it's your pool funeral" I got this time from a smirking face so I asked if she wanted to check my water or should I just leave? Hesitantly, she produced the results and said nothing is too bad:
She than mentioned I needed phosphate remover asap before levels got out of control and I woke up to a green pool..
I almost felt obliged to purchase this $40 product from them for testing the water which I could've done in a relaxed environment behind a nice Negra Modelo. But I told her, I'd buy some next time I come in. (had never heard of this 'lethal' problem in my pool before and wanted to check on here first arf arf!)
She got all ***** and moved onto the next customer. This was a bit silly as I was going to buy a new pool vac head (at $40 which is a joke). So, I decided to walk out, thank the guys for all their help in the past and see you around...
Question being - do others on here experience the same situation when visiting the mom and pop stores?
I will now buy everything from Walmart or online (saving myself a tonne in the process) rather than give money to these people that complain so much about the state of the economy and how the Walmarts of the world are hurting their business...
I could have taken her attitude, told everyone in the store that the stuff they are buying is not needed and pointed them in this direction. But, I felt like being the bigger person and not losing it at an elderly lady. The guys in the store are cool and know that it's pointless trying to sell me stuff when I know about this method, but this woman is just a peenarse...
So - I've fired them and will now truly be 'going it alone'
Sorry - just wanted to vent, my pool is heating and it will be officially open tomorrow so i thought I'd write on here to hurry the time up@!
Thanks again for showing me this method!