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    Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    We are still waiting to hear if our association will allow a pool or not. In the mean time, I am trying to learn as much as possible about maintaining a pool. Our water is funky here. Something in it makes my fish tank really nasty so I can't imagine what a pool is going to look like right off the bat.

    I came across a product called Pools Naturally. It uses some type of algae strips to lower the amount of chemicals needed. It isn't a chemical, it just uses some type of strip put into a filtering mechanism. Anyone have any thoughts on this product? The place we are going to get the pool from sells it, so I can ask them, but I'd like to know what if they are b.s.ing me or not.

    I don't think this is something they will push on us either. This is the most low pressure sales place ever...They don't want me to get the more expensive pool or any extras: They say sand filter is fine, regular pump is fine (probably less margin if we start changing things from the package "deal").
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    Re: Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    I'd be willing to bet that this is some sort of mineral system.

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    Re: Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    It's some kinda "special" variety of spagnum moss in a dispenser. Weird.
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    Re: Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    It's some kinda "special" variety of spagnum moss in a dispenser. Weird.
    Do you have a link?

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    Re: Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    This is the best link I have found so far. Bog moss packets. I don't recommend it.
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    Re: Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    $$$ Expensive $$$

    http://www.djsonline.com/poolnaturally.htm

    $250 for the dispenser kit.

    For a 30K gallon pool, 15 large refills would be required each month at a cost of $120/month.
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    Re: Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    Here is the official web site.

    Their main claim is that something in the moss breaks down biofilms, and because of that the water is nicer to swim in. Their descriptions of how wonderful the water is using their product matches up quite closely with how nice my water is without their product. They also say how much money you will save at the pool store, but neglect to mention that their product alone will cost more than many of us spend on all of our chemicals put together.
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    Re: Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    Thank you for the feedback. I'm always looking for ways to be more "earth friendly" but without actually being a pool owner, I wasn't sure how much is spent on BBB products for a 3 month swimming window.

    I'll stick with the BBB "if" I end up getting a pool. Hopefully today I get word back that we are good to go...and without any fancy moss treatment for my water.
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    Re: Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    Less than any other method. If you struggle to get chlorine working in your "funky water", you might investigate adding borates. But I can't imagine a water so funky the BBB method wouldn't work in.
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    Re: Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    I can grow my own "moss" under my pool steps
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    Re: Thoughts on product called Pool Naturally?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Here is the official web site.

    Their descriptions of how wonderful the water is using their product matches up quite closely with how nice my water is without their product.
    OK, you just made Coke Zero spray out of my nose...lol.
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