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Thread: PARTS FOR POOL REPAIR

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    PARTS FOR POOL REPAIR

    Ok folks, I come here today to see if there is other parts ordering options. My problem is that I'm pretty handy and can fix most minor problems, especially this one. All I have to do is locate the part and twist it on! pretty simple right? WRONG!

    Here is the problem, Your pool craps out, you check everything over and discover a water leak from your "Waterway Check Valve". The top of the screw-on cap has split! You shut the pool down on Friday and begin the hunt for the part. SEE LINK FOR PICTURE...

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CGkQ8wIwAg

    1st: Call your local pool supply which begins with the word "warehouse" and find that they only carry the whole valve $45.00. and they will have to order it from an out-of-state location.

    2nd: Call your local pool supply store which happens to be a girls name.. and find that they can order the exact part but it won't be in for 5 business days and they will have to order it from an out-of-state location. $10.00

    3rd: Call a pool repair guy who can get the part in one day but will charge you $100.00 to twist it on.

    I called around to a couple of local pool wholesale companies who have the part in stock but wont sell it to me because I'm not a pool builder or a pool repair person. Option #1 is a no go, I need just the cap, what am I going to do with the remainder of the part? Option #3 is a no go, Too expensive for a 2 minute repair. I opt for option #2 and order the part. Meanwhile, my pool is turned off and is turning green. After I get the part, I will have to spend more time and money to rid my pool of algae. What a pain in the rear end.
    I ordered the part on Friday last week, it's Thursday and still no part.

    How do you seasoned pool veterans handle you parts ordering? Is there another way that I'm not aware of?

    Maybe I should get a D.B.A. and a tax I.D. number so I can get my parts the same day?
    32x20 Freeform (17,500 gal.) Inground pool Depth: 3-4.5-8 ft. Pentair 400k BTU heater, 320 Chlorinator, 420 Cartirdge filter, Easytouch wireless controler. Whisperflo 2hp circ pump, One main drain. 12" raised spa w/6 jets. (spillover) 750 sq. ft. stamped concrete, 6 ton moss rock waterfall with weeping rock wall, Whisperflow 1hp. waterfall pump. PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system, WetEdge Primera Stone "Tahoe Coast"

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    Re: PARTS FOR POOL REPAIR

    The business license and tax ID is the best idea.

    It's a little too late for this issue but it's handy to have for the next time.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: PARTS FOR POOL REPAIR

    That's what I was thinking. Sure would be cheaper in the long run.
    Thanks for the reply!
    32x20 Freeform (17,500 gal.) Inground pool Depth: 3-4.5-8 ft. Pentair 400k BTU heater, 320 Chlorinator, 420 Cartirdge filter, Easytouch wireless controler. Whisperflo 2hp circ pump, One main drain. 12" raised spa w/6 jets. (spillover) 750 sq. ft. stamped concrete, 6 ton moss rock waterfall with weeping rock wall, Whisperflow 1hp. waterfall pump. PCC2000 in-floor cleaning system, WetEdge Primera Stone "Tahoe Coast"

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