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    Best on-line option for buying equipment

    Received my equipment quote from the person I hired to design my pool today and I'm looking for other options. She is selling me the equipment for 10% over wholesale, however, when comparing to prices on-line in some cases the equipment is less on-line. Now that said, if I buy through her I get a 3 yr warranty vs. 1 yr on the pump. In reading the fine print it looks like most of the other equipment comes with a 2 yr warranty. I can pay for the equipment with my American Express Card that extends the manufactures warranty up to 1 year so really I'm only missing out on 1 year on the pump, the rest of the equipment AMEX would take to 3 years.

    So, any hidden gems on-line for buying pool equipment? Recommendations greatly appreciated. If it helps I'm looking for Jandy equipment.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    Pool Supply World gets fairly good reviews and usually has very good prices.
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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    I have bought several items from sunplay.com and have been happy with them.
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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    I have bought a few things from pool supply world. I see sunplay is usually pretty competitively priced also.
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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    I bought my pump, filter and swg from Pool Supply World. They had the best prices I could find.
    No problems at all.
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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    A quick and easy way is to plug the part number into Google shopping and sort by total price, low to high. Obviously, you'll want to make sure the company is legit - but most of the big online pool supply companies (ones listed above, plus others like inyopoools, backyardpoolsupply, etc) will be the front runners. I've found that, depending on the item, no one company will always be the cheapest. If you want to save time I'm sure you can get it all from one. But if you don't mind multiple orders, you'll save some $ via Google shopping for each one separately!

    Jandy variable speed pump example:
    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...Q2SswAQ#online

    Edit - are you sure you wouldn't apply for the extended warranty for purchasing online? Pentair was able to offer the max warranty (3 yrs) on the bundled items I purchased with the requirements being they were (1) purchased through an authorized vendor and (2) were installed by a licensed contractor. I do not know if Jandys is different, but you may still be eligible for the max warranty!
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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    Pool Supply World gets fairly good reviews and usually has very good prices.
    two thumbs up for PSW.
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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    I purchased my 125k Pentair Heat pump from www.azwholesalepoolequipment.com

    Great prices!

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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    Discount Salt Pool - bought my Circupool SWG from them
    Pool and Spa Supply - bought my Hayward cartridge filter from them
    Pool Supply World - bought my Jandy pump from them

    I have had good experiences with all those sites.
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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    like most have said not one place has the best prices. A lot of the www stores also have eBay stores. I have bought stuff from there a few times. I will also sort it by location since shipping is faster. I always check around, I have no loyalty to any of them. An example. I just I bought a Hayward 3-way diverter valve, the local guys wanted 80 for it. I got it on an Amazon Warehouse Deal for 20 bucks, and free two day shipping. Thats like what, 75% off.
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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    I've had good experiences with poolcenter.com.
    20k IG vinyl liner/Aqua Rite SWCG, T-15 cell/Hayward Pro Grid 6020 DE filter/Polaris 280 with booster pump/Hayward Superpump 1 hp/city water/pool installed March 2004

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    Re: Best on-line option for buying equipment

    Just an FYI, there is 0 manufacturer warranty if it's not installed by a licensed professional regardless of where purchased. I know this is fact with Zodiac(Jandy & Polaris) as I just went through this with a few of my customers.

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