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    Houston, TX

    Pool dummy 1

    Hi all! I'm Macey. After my swim plans fell through with friends I made the rash decision to go and buy a pool. Never had a pool in my life and know absolutely nothing about it. Well, here I am a week later, a pool owner, and feeling as ignorant as ever. HAHA Everytime I google an issue this site comes up so here I am! Happy to be here and excited for someone to help guide this "dummy" to a clean and clear pool. Thanks!

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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Pool dummy 1

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: Pool dummy 1

    Hi pool dummy!

    the smartest thing you can possibly do, is get yourself a 1st class test kit. Almost everyone on this uses, and swears by the TF100.
    you can only get them online.

    This kit will allow you to test everything in the water that you need to.

    In the meantime, take a few minutes and read the ABC's of water chemistry. This is just a description of what things like FC, pH, CH, TA and CYA etc are, and how they play together in the pool.
    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Then, bookmark the recommended levels. These levels are where you want each water parameter to be.
    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    And, learn how to use pool math. Its pretty simple really. Just play around with it a bit.

    Of course, if you have any questions about any of this stuff, or anything else, just ask, and lots of folks here will be willing to help out!

    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Pool dummy 1

    Welcome to TFP!

    Here are a couple more resources:

    1. Chlorine CYA Chart
    2 Recommended Pool Chemicals
    3. Recommended Levels
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    Fletcher, OK

    Re: Pool dummy 1

    welcome, +1 on the TF100
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    Re: Pool dummy 1

    Welcome to TFP!

    Please add your pool info to your signature so we can better assist you. More on that here, Pool School - Getting Started
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