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    Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    A brand new DE filter used for 2 months last year and the extras you see here all for $250! I asked about the pool and she said it's almost 20 years old and had it! I'm still going to take a gander at it just because! I am so stoked! You guys and gals need to check Craig's List for things you need, new pools/slightly used pools, heaters... It beats the pool store prices!

    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    Way to go

    I love craigslist...I found my pool and original equipment for free. Got a good price on my hot tub as well!
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    holy **** Casey. I must be in your neck of the woods. Small world. I believe this is your cl post: http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/for/3043542917.html
    17k gal., sorta IG vinyl, 1.5 hp pump, 21" sand filter, EZVac cleaner

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    yep..CL is awesome..I got my 33ft AGP pool, winter cover, solar cover, solar cover reel, sand filter, heater, steps ALL as a package deal for $600 on CL....it's awesome./
    33' x 52" Swim and Play Inc. PARAGON AGP. Hayward H200 Heater. Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump. Sta-Rite Cristal Flo T-210WF Sand Filter. Stenner 45M5 chlorine pump

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigjess007
    holy **** Casey. I must be in your neck of the woods. Small world. I believe this is your cl post: http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/for/3043542917.html
    That would be it! The post was minutes old when I called about it! She was flaberguasted and scrambling to figure out a price with her hubby. I'm picking it up tomorrow afternoon.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Oh yeah and I stalk CL at night!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    When my hot water heater finally gave out I took a look see on CL and got a brand new, sealed in the box 40 gallon GE for $250. Checked Home Depot site and the identical model retailed there for $540. Ya just never know when a great deal is gonna land in your lap.
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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    You better hurry, I'll call and offer $300.

    Great find! I've seen a few deals on CL, but don't know my way around Pittsburgh enough to pick the stuff up.

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    She called to make sure I wasn't coming while she was at Curves this morning. I just woke up and I'm impatiently waiting for hubby to get home from work with the truck. I was telling him what a great find and deal I got and he was pretty happy! He says I need to find the pool there too since I told him how much they are. He was like, WOW! (We could buy new but why when they are sooooooo much cheaper there) I have been looking! I check General and Free Items several times a night! Last night I saw a 21 ft pool not far from here for free. It went up and as soon as I saw it, I clicked on it and it was pulled off and I was cussing to myself! The person either changed their mind or it went like a hot cake!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    I picked my loot up today! So glad I found it! I feel like I got a great deal at just the right time. I've been biding my time. Now I'm in search of a pool that I will patiently wait for. I bet a slew of them will be sold towards the end of summer...
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    I picked my loot up today! So glad I found it! I feel like I got a great deal at just the right time. I've been biding my time. Now I'm in search of a pool that I will patiently wait for. I bet a slew of them will be sold towards the end of summer...
    So how did that pool look...not worth the effort?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    No. It was gushing out the side when I got there. The top rails were rusted badly and it looked like they had the same liner for as long as they had the pool. The top water line was blue and as the water was draining, it was completely white. They certainly got thier money's worth out of that pool. They just bought the pump and filter last year because their kids wanted to swim. Then they were going to replace the pool but after they bought the filter on their grown children's wants and desires to use it, they never came to swim so they are just tearing down and being done with it.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Found tis Dougboy on Craig's List. They were selling the filter/pump and liner along with the pool. They said they'd sell the pool seperate because I told them the liner is useless regardless of age and I have a filter and pump. Oh and they want it gone ASAP. I guess they didn't like my offer of $200 bucks to get it out asap. They said not intrested. I said if it sits there all summer let me know. I hope it's an eyesore all summer with that stagnant, smelly, fishy water!

    16x24 Doughboy...
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    I got my 18 ft Proseries ( Intex sytle) for free!
    Now I got this ladder for $40....


    it isn't screwed together yet. That is why it looks a little off...... Oh and that is after it's power washing in my driveway

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    We bought our last 27ft AG pool off CL with Sand filter, no pump (it was junk, and I had my own already), with a wood deck that spanned 60% of the pool, and a polaris 65. The pool was 3 years old, I think we paid $800 for it. I added the stairs on the right. All of the rock came out of the ground after the guy did the ground work.
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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    That's the newer style DE filter that's easy to take apart. I have the old style, it has a zillion screws to pull to clean the filter fingers.

    I got my pool free by posting an add in the paper saying I would remove one that someone wanted to get rid of. I had 2 options, the other one was a smaller 15x30 with an iffy pump. The 18 x 33 Esther Williams pool I got is older but built very well. All I needed to get was a liner.
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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    Nice find there Casey....

    I have been checking CL for our area and so far not very much in the way of pool stuff as of yet.

    Did find a hot tub free for the taking, but it is pretty far away.
    Samantha

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    We could not beat our backyard into submission so we "Buried It".

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    Way to go! You've given me hope! Off to CL!

    Cheers,

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    Nelson, I stalk Craig's List nightly. I'm actually getting ready to go over again and scour the general and free ads. I will be looking more closely as the summer wears on, pool pumps break, pools turn nasty, or someone plain just doesnt know what they're doing and wants rid of a pool because *It's too hard*. I think this pool has been on for a few days. I had to go back through older post to find it... I do believe there will be more pools coming up for sale as the summer wears on. I'd also like to see if I get a callback on this one too.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Look what I bought on Craig's List!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    I do believe there will be more pools coming up for sale as the summer wears on. I'd also like to see if I get a callback on this one too.
    Best of luck on CL! Let us know what happens!!
    Cheers,
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