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Thread: A little bit of knowledge helps a whole lot!

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    Jun 2008
    Tucson area, AZ

    A little bit of knowledge helps a whole lot!

    3 crazy things that happened this weekend that showed me how much having some knowledge helps.

    1. I went into Leslie's to get their FAS-DPD test kit. Not only did they not carry it, they didn't even know what an FAS-DPD test kit was. They pulled out their complete DPD test kit, and I explained what the difference between a regular DPD and an FAS-DPD test was. When I told them that with the FAS you can measure chlorine up to 50ppm, they were impressed. Sad that I knew more about testing than they did. I will give the kid there credit for one thing, though. When somebody came in wondering how to tell if the dark stain on their pool was metals, he said to put lemon juice on it.

    2. I was looking at the pool toys at Target. I saw some containers marked liquid chlorine for daily use or shock, for $4.14 a gallon. I picked it up to see the strength. It said "active ingredient: Sodium hypochlorite 5.25%." This from a store that sells gallon and a half containers of 6% bleach for $2.28. The sad part is some people will fall for that.

    3. I got a free sample of Aqua-Chem guess strips. I used two this morning. Both showed my TC as 0, but my FC as 1.
    Above ground soft side Omega pool
    20 feet diameter, 4 feet deep
    Hayward sand filter
    Hayward 1 HP Matrix pump
    Hayward Aquabug Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: A little bit of knowledge helps a whole lot!

    I love it!

    I was thinking about printing off some little palm cards with the website address to pass out next time i'm in the pool store or the pool aisle...
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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