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    Attempted pool-storeing... over granular Cl

    I have a SWG, but I always keep about 3 refillable jugs of 12% Cl in the cupboard for tweaking and shocking. Before last winter close I dumped what I had remaining into the water so I had to replenish the stock. I was taking my son to a practice and ran out to a close by pool store to get a fill.

    I was educated by a very irate and impassioned sales person that they never have (and never would) sell liquid Cl. They use granular. They pour them in front of a jet, and sweep them around if needed to dissolve, and a little light shines down from the heavens to illuminate the area where granular was added.

    Apparently:
    • a> they buy granular in bulk so it is cheaper for me
      b> Cl is far too dangerous to handle
      c> there is SO much work to use liquid of diluting and pouring to use it safely
      d> granular requires no work and once you train it, will get you a beer as you add it


    Which launched a story about how they have SOOO many clients who they go to and there is no pattern left on the liner because they pour in the liquid - "It's heavier then water you know? It sinks right to the bottom and will eat the liner"... and I think a hole through the bedrock to the middle of the earth. (hey - that might help with my pool heating...).

    I didn't argue, I just thanked her and left the store.
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    Re: Attempted pool-storeing... over granular Cl

    Item d> is not true! My pool store told me the same thing! I threw dichlor at my house and said "Get me a beer" and it just sat on the deck mocking me.

    After it rained, I never saw it again.

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    Re: Attempted pool-storeing... over granular Cl

    It's also pretty funny to note that every pool service truck I've ever seen has orange and yellow crates just full of acid and 12.5% sodium hypochlorite riding in the back next to the vacuum hose and the poles. Yep. Every last one of them - and there are a lot in Southern California.
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    Re: Attempted pool-storeing... over granular Cl

    Felt bad for an older couple in the pool store last weekend. Lamenting that they could not keep chlorine in the pool while asking the clerk where the tabs and floaters and liquid shock were.
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    Re: Attempted pool-storeing... over granular Cl

    Quote Originally Posted by Winger 03
    Felt bad for an older couple in the pool store last weekend. Lamenting that they could not keep chlorine in the pool while asking the clerk where the tabs and floaters and liquid shock were.
    Next time be a good neighbor and tell them about pool school and TFP. I have done this a few times and they were very receptive actually.
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    Re: Attempted pool-storeing... over granular Cl

    Thought about it, but I did not think they would "get it" with our newfangled thinking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Spiccolli
    Quote Originally Posted by Winger 03
    Felt bad for an older couple in the pool store last weekend. Lamenting that they could not keep chlorine in the pool while asking the clerk where the tabs and floaters and liquid shock were.
    Next time be a good neighbor and tell them about pool school and TFP. I have done this a few times and they were very receptive actually.
    Jim

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    Pentair 1.5 hp 2 speed pump - Cartridge filter - Dolphin robot - TF-100 Test Kit - SWCG

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