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Shipping Policy

We make every effort to ship all orders from our San Antonio, Texas warehouse and within 24-48 hours of receipt (except for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays), however this is not always possible due to various reasons. Sometimes we rely on drop-shipments from suppliers to get your order shipped as fast as possible.

Pool Supply Unlimited does not guarantee transit times on ground packages or standard freight, especially when it pertains to special orders. If your product has to be special ordered, we will notify you of the fact via email.
Shipping costs automatically calculated by our website are based mainly on weight and size. Occasionally there are errors in these calculations due to oversize and other surcharges. In the event this happens, you will be contacted with the additional shipping costs.

Select items are promoted as "free shipping" or have a "flat rate shipping" charge. Free shipping or flat rate shipping fee applies to the continental United States ONLY. Other areas, such as Hawaii and Alaska, outlying islands such as the Florida Keys, or outside of the U.S., will require additional shipping fees. Taxes and duties for shipments outside the U.S. are the responsibility of the customer. Free or flat rate shipping applies only to specific items. Adding additional items to your order may or may not incur additional shipping charges. Free shipping is not guaranteed. If your order incurs excessive shipping fees due to unforeseen circumstances, such as (but not limited to) delivery location, the customer is responsible for those additional shipping charges. In the event this happens, you will be contacted with the additional shipping costs.

Orders with expedited shipping (Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, 3rd Day Select) placed before 12pm Pacific Standard Time typically ship the same day. All shipping times are based on "business" days. For example, a 2nd Day Air order placed on a Thursday early enough to ship out that same day, will arrive on Monday. UPS does not delivery on Saturday without an added fee to do so. A phone call is usually a good idea for any orders placed after 12pm or if you need a Saturday delivery. We try to get every order placed before 2pm shipped out that same day, but not all items we sell are stocked in our warehouse at all times.

Orders delayed by weather, or any natural disaster that is out of our control, will not be eligible for a shipping fee refund. The carriers will not refund us and therefore we can't refund the shipping fees under these circumstances.
Upon receipt of any shipment it is the customers responsibility to immediately inspect the product and all applicable carton contents and immediately notify us of any product or carton component shortages or damages. If no notification is made or necessary, it is understood that the shipment was delivered in a whole, complete, acceptable, and usable condition as ordered.
Freight Shipments
The customer assumes all responsibility for restricted access to the delivery address. If the carrier can't make it to your address because the road won't accommodate the truck, or you live in a Cul-De-Sac where the truck can't access or any restriction the carrier deems as inaccessible, then the customer must make arrangements to pick up the shipment at the carrier's terminal and no shipping refund will be made by Pool Supply Unlimited. If the customer refuses to make said arrangements then the shipment will be returned at the customer's expense and the initial shipping fee will be forfeited as well. 
Items shipped within the USA that are too large or too heavy for UPS must be delivered via freight truck. All freight deliveries are scheduled for residential curbside delivery and someone must be there to inspect and receive the delivery. We can provide lift gate service at an additional charge; however we will not pay for, be responsible for or reimburse for any additional residential delivery fees in which a truck with a lift gate is or has been requested by the receiver. If the carrier has to store your delivery because you missed an appointment or there is any delivery delay caused by the consumer, there will be storage fees from the carrier that will need to be paid before the delivery can be made. Any redelivery fee or change of address fee will be the responsibility of the consumer. If these are not paid and the shipment has to be returned, the associated fees will be deducted from the refund of the product. The original shipping paid by the consumer will not be refunded as that cost has already been incurred. Transit times may vary for areas deemed remote by the carrier as these areas are only delivered to periodically. Freight shipments typically ship the next business day after the order is placed, due to the time needed to package and palletize the shipment and to schedule a carrier for pick up.
Freight shipments require inspection and signature upon delivery. Any damaged shipments must be refused.
International Orders
We have partnered with Zonos to assist with international orders. Zonos allows you to view prices and pay in your local currency. Multiple payment methods are available, and you also have the option to prepay duties and taxes. Multiple shipping options are also available.
Pool Supply Unlimited does not ship freight orders internationally. We do not complete any international documentation that freight forwarders or the purchaser/recipient may need.
Please see our FAQ page for more information.
Products Damaged in Transit
While it's unfortunate, products are damaged by the delivery carrier from time to time. You must inspect the item(s) by opening the pallet and boxes to check for concealed freight damage. It is highly recommended that you remove the wrapping and/or box and inspect the product for hidden damage as well. Please clearly notate on the carrier’s paperwork that the item was damaged when it arrived, refuse the shipment and supply us with a copy of that paperwork. If the carrier will not let you remove the box, then please clearly write on the freight bill "Subject to Inspection for Damage". Please contact us so we can get you a replacement or find a solution for the damage to be repaired.
If concealed damage is later discovered, please notify the carrier as quickly as possible (within 24 hours) and follow up with them via written notice. Hold the container and product for inspection in as close to the same condition as it was when delivered. Once you have signed for the product and accepted delivery, the carrier and Pool Supply Unlimited are no longer responsible and the product is yours.  Your signature is acknowledgement that your order is free of damage if not noted otherwise on the freight bill.
Shipping Times
At Pool Supply Unlimited we prefer to ship as many orders as we can from our warehouse located in San Antonio, Texas. This is not always possible, so we sometimes rely on drop-shipments from different suppliers to get your order shipped as soon as possible. We know that by shipping ourselves it's more likely that our customers will get the right product, shipped in the right condition the first time, and therefore this is our preference. Below you will find a UPS Ground time in transit map for orders shipping from our warehouse. Orders shipped directly from a manufacturer are not subject to our control and shipping times vary.

Many of our orders ship on a freight truck, items like large pool filters, pool heaters, heat pumps, slides, diving boards, etc. Those shipments take about the same amount of time to reach the destination terminal (that carriers terminal closest to your location) but can take 1-3 additional days to go out for delivery.
Special Orders
Typically, special orders take two to three weeks for delivery. Every item / order is different, so lead times can vary. If your product has to be special ordered, we will notify you of the fact via email. Special order items most of the time are non-returnable. In some instances, special order items may be returned to the manufacture but restocking fees and shipping charges will be incurred.
Visit the Returns Policy page for more information on special orders.
On occasion items may be backordered because it is temporarily out of stock with the supplier. Every item / order is different, so backorder times can vary. If your order has been backordered we will notify you of the fact via email. If you do not wish to wait for your backordered item, contact us immediately to cancel or change your order. If you wish to cancel an order, please email us at [email protected] and include your order number and "cancel" in the subject line. Please contact our customer service team if you would like help changing your order to an in stock item.
Cancelling an Order
Cancellations are only allowed if the product has not been shipped or picked up. We pride ourselves on quickly processing and shipping orders, therefore we cannot guarantee cancellation. If you wish to cancel an order, please email us at [email protected] and include your order number and "cancel" in the subject line, this will route your email to the correct team. Note: your order has not been cancelled unless you receive an email from us confirming cancellation.
Special order items typically can't be cancelled or returned. In some instances special order items may be returned to the manufacture but restocking fees and shipping charges will be incurred. Any restocking fees and shipping charges will be deducted from the refund amount issued by Pool Supply Unlimited.

If your order has already been shipped, please request a Return Merchandise Request (RMA) here.

Visit our Returns Policy page for more information on cancelling an order.
Sales Tax
Is shipping taxable? See the map below which identifies if shipping is taxable in your state. Our cart is programmed to follow state sales tax laws regarding tax on shipping costs.
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