Thursday, June 14, 2007

Pool School

Last night we headed up to our local Pinch-a-Penny pool supply store on Alt. 19 for Pool School. We are first time pool owners and really don't want to screw up the pool. The class lasted for about an hour and a half and over 3/4 of the people attending do this every year.

We walked in to tons of pizza and soda and took a seat up front. We soon discovered what the allure (or part of it) is about Pool School. In addition to being given great information in a practical and understandable way, there were dozens of prizes given out. These varied from a tube of o ring lubricant, which my honey won, to the grand prize of an oxidation system (whatever that is) to the tune of about a thou. We also won a chlorinator, which we already had and the store owner graciously allowed us to swap it out for a replacement parts kit for our pool cleaner. E did win one of the top 3 prizes and was kind enough to give it to me...

This is a big webbed floating lounger for the pool. And I can't wait to try it out.
Will we go next year? You betcha. Everyone who attended won something nice and there was even a discount on anything you bought after the class. I really like the owners, Patty and Joseph as they don't make us feel stupid when we do screw up on something but patiently tell us how to fix the problem.

And no, we didn't get to meet our new best friend to be, the winery owner. Maybe next


Pam in Moncton said...

Pool School sounds like a winner to me!

Mae said...

Pool maintenance, such fun (or so says my DH). What a great idea to get people in. Now that is some marketing. Food and prizes---they will come!


madelineas said...

Your pool school night sounds cool, enjoy your floating chair