Some people see their local pool retailer as a one-stop shop for their pool sanitization products while their kids (probably the adults, too) peruse the selection of colorful pool noodles. What most people don’t know is that their pool retailer offers so much more than that.
The key to utilizing your pool retailer is to just not treat it as your run of the mill convenient store. Your pool retailer holds a wealth of knowledge that if tapped into, can save you endless hours of Googling: “What’s the best type of chlorine?” and other common pool related issues. All you need to do is these three things to ensure you get the most out of your visit:
- Come Prepared
Chances are that if you’re heading to your pool store, you’re going with a purpose in mind. The best thing to do before going is to take a quick survey of what your most problem areas are. Maybe you see some algae sneaking up on your pool and you need to figure out the best solution. Coming prepared with potential problems will save you a lot of time
- Engage Yourself
Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Engaging yourself and getting to know your local pool retailer will save you a lot of guesswork at the store. Your pool retailer will have extensive experience with all the most common pool problems and the best solution for them so make sure to take advantage of that.
- Ask Questions
Don’t hesitate to ask questions. The more clear you are on what you’re suppose to be doing and why certain products work better than others, the quicker you’ll become your very own pool pro.