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    Frog Leap Mineral System....yes or no?

    Pool is going in Monday- 24 ft. round above ground. The pool store informed us of the Frog leap mineralization as an option....but didn't push us. Feeling that it may be worth the value and he wasn't trying to soak us, and after reading up on it, we felt it was a good investment. I have to be honest, I'm still having mixed feelings as I am not sure it's necessary. It's too late to nix it from the order. Any thoughts?
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    Re: Frog Leap Mineral System....yes or no?

    No, avoid it. Mineral systems add metals to the water, which may eventually build up to levels that can cause unsightly stains, without adding any significant benefits in the mean time.
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    Re: Frog Leap Mineral System....yes or no?

    Definitely a good idea to not install it as JL said ... no way for us to know if you can nix if from the order or not.

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    Re: Frog Leap Mineral System....yes or no?

    Absolutely, positively, 100% no. I had one, thought it was great until I found this site. When I found out the claims of using 0.5 ppm of chlorine was BS I ripped it out almost right away. No more $100 "mineral pac" to open the pool (the minerals are copper and silver by the way, not quite the natural minerals I want to swim in), and no more overpriced trichlor pacs either. My pool has never looked better, felt better, or been easier than when I dumped that money sucking frog.

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    Re: Frog Leap Mineral System....yes or no?

    NO NO NO!! I've got copper stains on the top 4 inches of my liner because of the previous owner using it.
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    Re: Frog Leap Mineral System....yes or no?

    Wow! I'm pretty sure I can pull the plug on it. Thanks for the feedback.
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