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    Flyer in the mail today...

    Local pool boy wants to earn my business.
    Spring Opening...
    pump off rain water from cover
    brush off winter cover
    remove winter cover
    fill pool to proper level
    put pump and filter together
    first vacuume
    add chemicals

    All for the everyday low price of $225.00

    I did all that myself thanks to what I have learned here for less than $25.00 Thanks TFP and Pool Mom...If not for all of the advice I get, I would be paying some slouch $225.00 to do something I did on a Saturday and had fun doing it!!!
    Beave
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    Hayward 2 HP Swim Pro Voyager Pump Micro 150 with 4 way timer
    Swim Pro Voyager Filtration System with Hayward ABS Pearl wide mouth skimmer

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    Re: Flyer in the mail today...

    My personal opinion is to write that $200 check to PoolMom! (the $225 minus the $25 you spent!) You could not have done it without her! (at least this year!)

    I am sure she will split it with the other mods!

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    Re: Flyer in the mail today...

    I like that suggestion! Except for the part about sharing it.

    Tis okay Beave, you can buy me some UV Blue for camping
    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
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Flyer in the mail today...

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    I like that suggestion! Except for the part about sharing it.
    Never mind writhing her the check, on reflection I realized all she did was insult you and the rest of us are the ones that helped you! 8)

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    Re: Flyer in the mail today...

    Hey Beave

    Keep most of that money saved in your pocket, you earned it by coming here and learning how to properly care for your pool yourself! However, I would suggest spending $30 of it to support this site which has saved you that money link 8)

    See you down in the VIP lounge
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    Re: Flyer in the mail today...

    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Never mind writhing her the check, on reflection I realized all she did was insult you and the rest of us are the ones that helped you! 8)
    THAT was funny!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Flyer in the mail today...

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    I like that suggestion! Except for the part about sharing it.

    Tis okay Beave, you can buy me some UV Blue for camping
    Way ahead of you there mom...Got the big bottle...Made up a new one...Pink Lemonade, cranberry juice and the Rasberry (blue) UV Vodka...It tasted just like the wild cherry jolly rancher candy...I loved those when I was a kid...that and the water mellon. MmmmmmMmmmm boy was the drink good...Had two infact...Vodka Logic no doubt!
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    Swimline J-Blue Opal Liner, 1 4X20 Fafco Solar Bear Solar Heater
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    Re: Flyer in the mail today...

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    Hey Beave

    Keep most of that money saved in your pocket, you earned it by coming here and learning how to properly care for your pool yourself! However, I would suggest spending $30 of it to support this site which has saved you that money link 8)

    See you down in the VIP lounge
    Sounds like a good suggestion...Anyone I meet who owns a pool or is even thinking about buying one I send here.
    Beave
    Aqua Leader 24ft Round AG Wil-Bar Influence w/54 inch walls 13,500 gallons
    Swimline J-Blue Opal Liner, 1 4X20 Fafco Solar Bear Solar Heater
    Hayward 2 HP Swim Pro Voyager Pump Micro 150 with 4 way timer
    Swim Pro Voyager Filtration System with Hayward ABS Pearl wide mouth skimmer

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    Re: Flyer in the mail today...

    Quote Originally Posted by cubbybeave08
    Sounds like a good suggestion...Anyone I meet who owns a pool or is even thinking about buying one I send here.
    Don't do that! I'm going to start a pool-care business and you'll make "my" secret public!

    - Jeff
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    Pumps: X3 Hybrid Pump (switches to SPA), 2HP Spa (additional, when SPA is on), and a 1HP For Waterfall
    8, 4x12 Solar Panels on the roof of the pool-house (~12' up)
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    Re: Flyer in the mail today...

    Quote Originally Posted by cubbybeave08

    Pink Lemonade, cranberry juice and the Rasberry (blue) UV Vodka...I loved those when I was a kid
    NOW I understand!

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    Re: Flyer in the mail today...

    I think the ONLY advantage to having a service company do an "opening", is to those owners who are unable to remove the winter cover without spilling the season's cover-top garbage into the pool. While $225 is a bit high for my market, it is one of those situations where you would pay someone because you did not want to spend the time doing it yourself.

    Otherwise, the great advice and experience on this forum should indeed put that $200 into something else, like a steak dinner for us all!
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