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    Not all Pool Stores are evil!

    I finally got around to taking in our Polaris to the local Pool Store to get fixed. It hadn't been working for months and I had been manually vacuuming the pool. It turns out that the jets were clogged. They charged me a whopping $4.99 ($5.40 with tax) for the fix. Best 5 bucks I've spent.
    17K gallon in-gound pool, black plaster, Polaris 380, cartridge filter system

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    Re: Not all Pool Stores are evil!

    We love happy pool store stories....
    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
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    Re: Not all Pool Stores are evil!

    There is a national chain pool store closer to me, but having been "pool stored" by them before I found TFP, I refuse to go to them. I found this place when I needed advice on how to drain our pool during a storm. They talked me through it over the phone even though I had never set foot in their store before. They give me a two for one discount on liquid chlorine even if I forget to bring in the coupon, never try to sell me any chemicals, and give my kids free rubber duckies when we come in.
    17K gallon in-gound pool, black plaster, Polaris 380, cartridge filter system

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    Re: Not all Pool Stores are evil!

    I use a locally based pool store chain for my monthly water anaylsis's. It is written into some of the warranties on my pool that I must have a monthly water analysis done by a pool store using a "computer".

    In any case this pool store uses the same Taylor chemistry as the TF-100 and K-2005 to perform the testing. I have found them to be very responsive and at least on the owner's part concerned about the way the water testing is performed.
    7,500 gal, IG pool, L shape 22' x 15', 1.5 hp pump, cartridge filter, AquaPlus SWG/Controller, Pebble-Tec liner.

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    Re: Not all Pool Stores are evil!

    They are not all bad. I have a good one and they always tell me the cheapest things like chlorine to shock and another one that is real close to me that couldn't give a correct reading on my water sample if you paid them. They are always telling me I need this or that when I don't. To bad because they are only about 1 mile away and the one I go to is about 7 but worth the trip. They were also the ones that told me such great things about "The Pool Cleaner".

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