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    No pool store!!

    Don't mean to brag, or anything; but I have only been to the pool store one time this year!!
    St. Louis, MO, 25000 gal, 16x32 lagoon, vinyl, sand filter, Hayward pump, chlorine, install complete 9/12, Taylor TF100 test kit

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    Re: No pool store!!

    What's a pool store?

    Oh, you meant those places with overpriced misapplied pool goods?
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: No pool store!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lmnconn View Post
    Don't mean to brag, or anything; but I have only been to the pool store one time this year!!
    Say WHAAAT?!

    I haven't been in one of those thingermabobbers since... well, I can't remember!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: No pool store!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_R View Post
    What's a pool store?

    Oh, you meant those places with overpriced misapplied pool goods?

    I think he means the one's with free water tests that tell you how many hundreds of dollars of their chemicals you need.

    I went to one a couple weeks ago, then I found this site.

    I think I will be buying my chlorine there, but that is it.
    22,000 gallon in ground, gunite, Hayward pump 1.5 hp and 36sq DE filter. Pool installation date unknown, at least 10 years. Screened enclosure.

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    Re: No pool store!!

    Actually, my local pool store is the only place I can get cheap bags of calcium chloride, baking soda, and large bags of DH. They actually got me a good deal on my cleaner last year also... which I had to buy at a regular store or not have a warranty. No need for anything else form them though...
    32K gal, gunite, French Gray DB, IntelliFlo VF, IntelliFlo, WhisperFlo, Quad DE 100 filter, IntelliTouch, IC-60 SWG, IntelliChem, Dolphin M5

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    Re: No pool store!!

    I bought Cyanuric Acid there this year... Thats it! I can get everything else at Lowes, Walmart or K-Mart ( sams club for bleack. 2.98 a gallon for Clorox 8.25%... gotta buy 3 bottles at a time
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    Re: No pool store!!

    I get my Muriatic Acid, CYA and occasionally a couple gallons of 12.5% Chlorine at my local independent pool store. All the items at way better prices than the chain store. I've also been known to come home with an inflatable pool toy every other trip, which is about 3-4 times a season!

    I would never say to not go to a pool store, but don't go their blindly, without being able to refute the garbage they sometimes spew. Best example would be like sending my 62 year old mom to Jiffy Lube.... sharks in the water.
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    Re: No pool store!!

    Bleach from my local SAMs comes out to $2.66/gal, but my local farm store has liquid shock 10% for $2.00/gal. We are very lucky with prices here in the Midwest
    St. Louis, MO, 25000 gal, 16x32 lagoon, vinyl, sand filter, Hayward pump, chlorine, install complete 9/12, Taylor TF100 test kit

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    Re: No pool store!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lmnconn View Post
    Bleach from my local SAMs comes out to $2.66/gal, but my local farm store has liquid shock 10% for $2.00/gal. We are very lucky with prices here in the Midwest
    My 12.5% chlorinating liquid is $3.85/gal (in the San Francisco Bay Area) and even with a 25% off coupon that's still $2.89/gal which is equivalent to $2.31/gal for 10%. So your pricing is indeed quite good.
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
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    Re: No pool store!!

    Menards has 12.5% LC for $1.98 a gallon right now. I stocked up, and I have a SWG pool. I use because the aforementioned pool store sold me a chlorine generator that was "just enough". 18,000 gallon pool and a 24,000 gallon generator. Runs at 100% to maintain "normal levels". Use the LC for heavy use times and to keep TC and FC at 5+ for 100 CYA.


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