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    You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    Well... if you do, that probably would be pretty accurate.

    After a couple of months without my pool guy putting in his 5 minutes and two pucks once a week (if he showed up at all), I have managed to put in my own 5 minutes, no pucks, and about two cups of bleach per day. Oh, and I keep the $120 per month. And low and behold, all of the chemistry checks seem to sit perfectly balanced, I simply add bleach daily.

    In short, my pool looks fantastic. Its so easy to sit on the edge and watch the water ripple in the sun, especially while my wife thinks I'm cleaning something. Best part? I don't have to go to the pool store and hear "Well, doesn't look good. You need 20 pounds of dehydrated water, three bottles of pool Blueifyer, 17.625 ounces of Pool Store Magic dust and two spritzes of kosher oregano. That will be $863 and your wife please."

    Again, thanks,

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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    Bwaahaaha! Good for you Ed!
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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    The really amazing part is that it doesn't take any great intellect to run a pool almost perfectly. It's stupidly easy once you understand just a little bit. My grandson is 14 and has no trouble caring for the pool when we are gone. It's overcoming the pool store indoctrination that is hard.
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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    ! here here !... yep yep yep
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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomorepoolguys View Post
    Well... if you do, that probably would be pretty accurate.

    After a couple of months without my pool guy putting in his 5 minutes and two pucks once a week (if he showed up at all), I have managed to put in my own 5 minutes, no pucks, and about two cups of bleach per day. Oh, and I keep the $120 per month. And low and behold, all of the chemistry checks seem to sit perfectly balanced, I simply add bleach daily.

    In short, my pool looks fantastic. Its so easy to sit on the edge and watch the water ripple in the sun, especially while my wife thinks I'm cleaning something. Best part? I don't have to go to the pool store and hear "Well, doesn't look good. You need 20 pounds of dehydrated water, three bottles of pool Blueifyer, 17.625 ounces of Pool Store Magic dust and two spritzes of kosher oregano. That will be $863 and your wife please."

    Again, thanks,
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    GREAT POST, LOL
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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    Soooooo, where is this pool store that accepts the wife as payment? Also, am I obligated to purchase anything or will they just take the wife for nothing in return?
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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    That is awesome! Glad you have learned!
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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    The really amazing part is that it doesn't take any great intellect to run a pool almost perfectly. It's stupidly easy once you understand just a little bit. My grandson is 14 and has no trouble caring for the pool when we are gone. It's overcoming the pool store indoctrination that is hard.
    Dang it! Just when I was beginning to think I was smart for knowing this pool stuff. I need to get my oldest on the pool maintenance this summer more...

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    Soooooo, where is this pool store that accepts the wife as payment? Also, am I obligated to purchase anything or will they just take the wife for nothing in return?
    Take my wife... please?
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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    The really amazing part is that it doesn't take any great intellect to run a pool almost perfectly. It's stupidly easy once you understand just a little bit. My grandson is 14 and has no trouble caring for the pool when we are gone. It's overcoming the pool store indoctrination that is hard.
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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    Saw the title of this thread and came in with the hammer cocked on my infraction/ban button. Eased back down to safety now. Good job~!
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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Task View Post
    Soooooo, where is this pool store that accepts the wife as payment? Also, am I obligated to purchase anything or will they just take the wife for nothing in return?
    Bahahaha!
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    Re: You guys all think you're real smart, huh?

    :thisthreadisuselesswithoutpics:
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