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    The Top 10 Gifts for a New Pool Owner...

    Letterman style. The best 10 will make it to the June issue of the newsletter. 8)
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    10. A new tf-100 test kit

    9. A pool dictonary

    8. Very easy to read directions on how to read and keep pool in top shape for DUMMIES like me

    All I can think of for now
    San Juan American Inground Fiberglass, 22K cap, Hayward 1 1/2Hp Super 2Pump, Hayward SwimClear Cartridge Filter, Diving Board, Slide. Dedicated suction line for "The pool cleaner that is due tomorrow!

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    Thanks. Those are all great recommendations, but I'm going more for the Letterman (comedy) style Top 10 - just something fun for he newsletter.
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    10. A pee skimmer net..
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    A link to troublefreepools.com or
    A blank cheque
    16x32 inground vinyl 8' deep end
    1hp Northstar Pump, 20" Sand Filter
    6ft Double Lounge, 2 Aqua Lamps w/remote
    216sqft Sungrabber Panels (9- 2'x12') a little undersized

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    A giant size bottle of "Pool Owner Paience"

    A quarantine sign for the front door to keep all the neighbors away!

    Plastic 'doodoo' (or a Baby Ruth bar) to throw in the pool for the neighbors that ignore the quarantine sign.

    Dissolving paper bathing suits for your wife, girlfriend, or mother in law

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Dissolving paper bathing suits for your wife, girlfriend, or mother in law

    That's just wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB
    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Dissolving paper bathing suits for your wife, girlfriend, or mother in law

    That's just wrong.
    Depends on your Mother in law, doesn't it?

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    No, I think that's a universal truth, like gravity or the part in Simon Cowell's hair.
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    My Pool: 13K gal IG gunite with 7' spa, Pentair Cartridge Filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Polaris 280 Cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit w/ salt test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB
    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Dissolving paper bathing suits for your wife, girlfriend, or mother in law

    That's just wrong.
    Well there went my breakfast
    27' Round AG, 17,200 gallons, sand filter

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    My Pool - 18x24 fully setup Cabana, 22x48 gunite/quartz plaster (3-5-3 depth) & 8' spa w/ spill and 5' natural rock waterfall; Hayward DE filter/pumps/heater; Hayward Pro Logic controller; Phantom cleaner. Finished 06/01/07.

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    Nice set of plastic Margarita glasses 8)
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    10. A step-by-step manual (with 8 X 10 pictures) on how to hook up the vacuum.

    9. A set of flash cards that have the pictures and names of all the thinga-ma-jiggys.

    8. A 10-pack of white Fruit of the Loom T-shirts. (That's about how many will get eaten up until they learn the correct way to add bleach.....)

    7. Ladies- A gift certificate to Maidenform. (See number 8 for the reason why......)


    that's all I can think of for now

    ETA: typo
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    A big bottle of Baquagoo?

    Nope, that's just too mean.....
    12' x 28' Doughboy, partially underground, 9100 gal. Hayward pump and sand filter, Barracuda Zippy pressure side cleaner.

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    i just ordered EVERY SINGLE thing posted, except the clock, when im by the pool, time does not exist.

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    Waterbear stole mine, I was going to say a container of Pool Owner Patience.


    EDIT: made a picture of the bottle.
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    30,000gal In-ground Gunite Pool DE filter
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    BBB method all the way - Newb, like to absorb info and chatter, but take the experts' advise

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    Obviously a fully paid for life-time pool service

    (hey BBB might be the easiest and cheapest for the money -but for free I would go for the service)
    20x40 IG vinyl, heatpump and solar and 3 siberian huskies, 10kw PV solar electric system. Nikon Photographer D800e dSLR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollin Thunder
    i just ordered EVERY SINGLE thing posted, except the clock, when im by the pool, time does not exist.
    Hey, that squirting Fireboat may be the best thing on there..... I'll be checking into that one....
    My Pool - 18x24 fully setup Cabana, 22x48 gunite/quartz plaster (3-5-3 depth) & 8' spa w/ spill and 5' natural rock waterfall; Hayward DE filter/pumps/heater; Hayward Pro Logic controller; Phantom cleaner. Finished 06/01/07.

    RedishConstruction.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB
    No, I think that's a universal truth, like gravity or the part in Simon Cowell's hair.
    You never considered the possiblilty that your mother in law might become so mortified by her bathing suit dissolving that she never sets foot in your house again!

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    A nice hand-painted sign:

    " ADMISSION - one gallon Clorox "



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    12,500 gal AGP, Hayward sand filter, Pentair 2-speed pump, timer.
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