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    Poor guy at pool store.

    I just want to thank everyone here... I just left the local pool store after signing the contract for my 12x24 doughboy pool. While sitting there filling out paperwork I here a poor soul get talked into 30lbs of shock to get him through the rest of the season. He also left with various bottles of other ****. Ugh glad I'm not him. The salesmen sounded upset when I told him to keep all his start up chemicals and that I would maintain it myself. Got to love TFP.
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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    30 pounds of shock... I hope he's draining every year!
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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    heavyweight, good for you!
    Your off to the right start by telling him to keep his "free" chemicals.
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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    It sucks knowin you can't save them all.
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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    If that guy at the pool store works on commission, he ain't poor. Not this time of year.
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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    The guy that bought all that junk is going to be though!
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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    Quote Originally Posted by heavyweight_4u
    It sucks knowin you can't save them all.
    Y'all saved me just recently, but I was already telling a guy I work with who has a pool my troubles and what I'm doing to fix them based on the advice here, but he just doesn't get it. He's got a SWG, but shocks and doses with algacide and PhosFree weekly.

    I was showing him the comparison between my test and the pool store's test and he saw phosphates at 100 on the pool store test results and said I need to get some PhosFree in there to get rid of the "algae food" or I'll have big problems.

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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNC
    I was showing him the comparison between my test and the pool store's test and he saw phosphates at 100 on the pool store test results and said I need to get some PhosFree in there to get rid of the "algae food" or I'll have big problems.

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    That's when you tell him you feed the algae a heavy dose of chlorine when it comes out for din din!

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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    I had someone tell me that because I have a salt pool I'd have to shock 4 or 5 times a year.

    I'm still waiting for that first time...
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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    Robbie, it's easy, my friend shocks every other night, he just walks around and sprinkles some shock in....it's so easy he dosn't even have to measure it.
    So I'm told anyways.
    I've mentioned bleach, but ya know that stuff wrecks your liner eh!
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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    Good for you for telling him to keep his chemicals... I bet he's never heard that one before. I imagine that felt good to you!

    cramar... Just a sprinkle of shock every other night keeps the algae away.. ? Hmmm... and I wonder if he's ever noticed how strikingly similiar his pool chemicals smell to bleach ??

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    Re: Poor guy at pool store.

    I would have said Ill take some CYA.
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