DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding a Tupperware dealer (July 7 Sun Spots), here’s the information for Kim Richards-Jones who I’ve ordered from in the past: https://mytwpage.com/exceptionalsales . — Trudy, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am a Tupperware dealer and would like you to put my name in your Rolodex. I would also like to help the lady who wrote in looking for help getting new tops for her canister set. However, my husband threw away the paper the column was in and I have no information for her. My phone number is 740-4264 and my email is [email protected] . — Eileen, Norway

ANSWER: Awesome! I knew someone would come through with answers!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Thank you for noting our yard sale July 17 at the First Congregational Church in Andover from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The location in on Elm Street, not Main Street. — No name, no town

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Regarding the letter about goldendoodle breeders (July 8 Sun Spots), my grandkids just got a goldendoodle puppy a few weeks ago from So Lucky Farm in Norridgewock.  My daughter is one to do lots of research and she was impressed with this breeder.

They have such a sweet puppy. He is growing like a weed and is so happy and playful. — No name, no town

ANSWER: Reader recommendations are such an important component of Sun Spots. Thank you for taking the time to write and I hope other goldendoodle owners will do the same!

DEAR SUN SPOTS: I am thinking about buying a two-ring rectangular family pool which measures approximately 1.5 feet high by 6 feet wide by 8.5 feet long at a cost of about $25.00.

Do you have any idea how often the water needs to be changed? These pools have no filter and I’m wondering if the water stays clean for days or weeks before there is an algae buildup, etc. That will be the deciding factor in purchasing this pool. — No name, no town

ANSWER: It is recommended that the water is changed daily or at least every other day. Hopefully, your pool will come with instructions on what to do to keep algae from building up and keep people who are using it from becoming sick from E. coli, etc.

You can purchase a floating chlorine or bromine dispenser that will help keep the water safe, as well as chlorine tablets formulated for small pools. You will also want a skimmer to remove dirt and debris, and a cover to keep leaves from blowing into the pool. Of course, you’ll want to make the area safe if there are small children in your household and in the neighborhood.

This is a good resource to help you figure out the volume of water in your pool and what steps are needed to treat it if you aren’t going to refill it every day: https://backyardsidekick.com/water-treatment-for-inflatable-pools-what-you-need-to-know/ .

You can purchase chlorine tablets and pH testing strips (with the goal being that the water in your pool should be about 7.5.) at Amazon or possibly at one of the many pool centers in the area. If any readers have more good advice, please chime in.

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