Local Pool Store vs Big Box: Why Your Pool Needs Local

Owning a pool is a big investment, and like everything in today’s market, competition is tough when it comes to making pool-related purchases. But before you order pool and spa products online or head to your local big box pool store, understand why your pool will appreciate you in the long run for shopping at your local pool supply retailer.

Less expensive products could literally mean cheap products. Most big box stores get a shipment of pool chemicals that sit on the shelves until they are purchased. When you consider how important of a role chlorine plays in the well being of your pool, consider this – local pool retailers get shipments of fresh chlorine a few times a week. Fresh product is always better than that sitting on shelves getting stale.

You also need to ask yourself what you’re paying for. When you make a pool chemical purchase from a big box store, you may or may not save a few dollars. But what’s that worth? Visiting your local pool retailer and having the professional knowledge and expertise at your disposal is worth it in spades.

So you’re having an algae issue and you decided to get product from the big box store because it’s less expensive and you got advice the last time you had this problem. Pool issues, like algae or cloudy water, won’t require the same treatment every time, and being able to bring your water in for testing and talking with a professional who knows and understands exactly how to solve the problem is worth the few dollars you may save from a big box store.

Many pool retailers opened their stores because the passion they have for designing, building and servicing pools. Their knowledge is irreplaceable and valuable to maintaining a beautiful pool.




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