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Why you should avoid cheap swimming pool supplies.

Updated: Aug 18

We get asked often why our prices are higher on certain things than some discounted places (catalogs, Amazon, etc) and why we can't price match. Here are a few reasons why you should avoid buying cheap swimming pool supplies for your home's pool.


Who can you call for help?


When you buy something through the "In The Swim" catalog for example, when it breaks or if you have questions, who do you call?


It's very likely that you will end up call us instead of where you bought the product. And that's okay! We will try to help as best we can and will likely recommend a product we are familiar with.


More quality ingredients


We can only recommend using quality products over cheap swimming pool supplies because we know they are safer to use and because your pool is a big investment.


For example, let's compare our 1lb pool shock to Walmart's "4 in 1" shock. The 1st two things you look for are the active ingredients and available chlorine. Ours is 73% active ingredient Calcium Hypochlorite and 70% available chlorine.


Walmart's product is 43.47% Trichloro-S-Triazinetrione (which is the active ingredient in our Chlorine Tabs that are 99%) with 40% available chlorine. The "4 in 1" it boasts is simply a list of 4 thing different shocks (all shocks) to help your pool.


The difference is, there are not 4 active ingredients helping you balance your pool, only 1. Yes, its cheaper at $2.50/lb versus $4.99, however, you're getting a cheaper swimming pool supply that contains less of an active ingredient.


Tested expertise with quality brands


With Ideal Pools Inc, you get the experts at your fingertips, and you get your products immediately. We'll have someone to guide you through filter trouble, pump malfunctions or chemistry concerns. Have your questions answered by a local who knows your environment and cares about what happens to your pool.


Benefit from a small, local business located next-door. Get called on by name, and asked how your children are and, how that treatment we recommended worked for you last week.


We are a local, small business who will provide you with dependable service, local knowledge face to face. We stand behind our products and our service.


With us, you ALWAYS get quality products, that may cost more, but are higher in quality, and come with expert help.


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Southbridge, MA 01550

Phone: 508-764-4275

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