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    Local Pool Store Reagents

    I was in a corner as some of my reagents got very low, so I decided to go up to the local pool store to see if they had refills, the guy is not bad and runs a pretty good shop, and I figured "How can I get taken on Reagents".

    I asked for R-0003.......the guy does a double take and says "No one EVER asks for that stuff".

    Makes me wonder what everyone in this City does for pool testing, although I'm sure I know.

    Then I decided, I'm low on on R-0004 so give me some of that as well. Both were 60 ml bottles.

    $51.00

    Man, I got taken, never again. I can buy them online and get them shipped for half of that, I'm done shopping there, totally ripped me off, I was stunned.

    On a side note, I work in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) we plot municipal and utilties assets atop ground truthed aerial photos and sat imagery, database kind of stuff. Recently we updated our aerial photography and it was taken when people were in the process of opening pools.
    As I pan around the imagery doing work its: green pool, green pool, sort of green pool, brown pool, green pool, green pool.

    Maybe I should open a pool company!
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    Re: Local Pool Store Reagents

    Worse yet, the reagents may be out of date if no one ever buys them

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    Re: Local Pool Store Reagents

    I know he does alot of water testing, that's why I went there, so not too concerned about that.
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    Re: Local Pool Store Reagents

    I found one store locally that has some. They don't have the stuff to do fas-dpd but I do get cya regents. Its about the same price.

    I know what you mean about the aerial photos. Got on google maps and google earth one day. I was surprised at all the green pools around me. Very few were clear. Mine did not even looked like it had water in it other than a shadow on one side.
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    Re: Local Pool Store Reagents

    What's really sad is all those people with green pools tell all their friends "Pools are the worst, they always turn green and they are so expensive to upkeep"
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    Re: Local Pool Store Reagents

    On a side note, I work in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) we plot municipal and utilties assets atop ground truthed aerial photos and sat imagery, database kind of stuff. Recently we updated our aerial photography and it was taken when people were in the process of opening pools.
    As I pan around the imagery doing work its: green pool, green pool, sort of green pool, brown pool, green pool, green pool.

    Maybe I should open a pool company!
    I am in the GIS field too. Are you with a consulting company?
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    Re: Local Pool Store Reagents

    It is amazing how the GIS field has grown in the last few years, I first heard of it 7 or 8 years ago when a good friends wife was getting her Master's in it (She is now finishing up her Phd)
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