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    Pool store baloney

    I just had my pool installed. I am learning so much from all of you. I was talking to my pool builder yesterday and told him what I have learned on the forum about chemicals and the bbb method. His statement was exactly what you all have been talking about. He said " you can't believe anything on the internet. Also you can't buy cheap chemicals from Walmart or the internet because they are garbage and not as good as what he sells. I didn't bother arguing with him but you guys are right about these pool store owners.
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    Re: Pool store boloney

    And TFP comes through again!! SCORE!!

    Thing about this............don't you feel sorry for the people who have not found TFP???

    thanks for the happiness!

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    Re: Pool store baloney

    Nice detective work!

    I guess we can quit calling them pool stores and start calling the Baloney Sandwich stores!
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    Re: Pool store baloney

    I was doing a google search a few weeks ago when I came across a site that stated that a pool can go green if there's an issue with the filter, circulation or dirt in the pool. There was no mention of sanitation or chemical levels whatsoever.

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    Re: Pool store baloney

    I guess we can quit calling them pool stores and start calling the Bologna Sandwich stores!
    ...........fixed that for ya'!
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    Re: Pool store baloney

    I spent 10yrs with a pool and used pool store chemicals AND pool store water testing

    Pool is currently being installed and I'm planning to use TFP method. So I'm anxious to compare. I rarely left that pool store with less than $100 in chemicals....almost weekly.
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    Re: Pool store baloney

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    ...........fixed that for ya'!
    Thanks! For that you get this. Everyone sing along ...

    My bologna has a first name it's P O O L. My bologna has a second name it's S T O R E. I like to go there every week and give them my M O N E Y.
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    Re: Pool store baloney

    I always trust the salesperson who tells me that the competitors' product is inferior without offering any evidence to back their statement up. If you can't trust the person who has financial incentive to steer you towards their products, then who can you trust?
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    Re: Pool store baloney

    LOL!! Right! And pay no attention to those pesky ingredients that say the exact same thing as that other box. It is still different even though the box says it is the same! Our sodium bicarbonate is better than theirs!
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    Re: Pool store baloney

    Hey, I like Baloney Sandwiches (just not from the pool store).
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    Re: Pool store baloney

    Quote Originally Posted by Veccster View Post
    I spent 10yrs with a pool and used pool store chemicals AND pool store water testing

    Pool is currently being installed and I'm planning to use TFP method. So I'm anxious to compare. I rarely left that pool store with less than $100 in chemicals....almost weekly.
    You my friend are in for a very pleasant surprise. Wait and see what I mean. Glad you joined us!
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    Re: Pool store baloney

    100 dollars a week, that is nuts.
    I go to World Chemical here in Thailand for my chemicals and I don't spend 20 dollars a month and water is SPARKLING.
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    Re: Pool store baloney

    I spent maybe at most a TOTAL of $200 on pool chemicals over the past year. My pool has always been crystal clear and never had to SLAM.
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