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Thread: Hello from Washington State

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    Jul 2015

    Hello from Washington State

    Hi Everyone!

    My name is Janet. I'm a first season pool owner. We purchased a 14 ft by 42 inch Vinyl above ground pool this year. It is approx 3300 gallons.

    I'm was turned off by the dry pool chemicals because I want something "safer" for my kiddos. I feel like the dry chemicals are potentially too hazardous to store and administer. I mostly want to learn about the BBB pool method and plan on converting from the pool store chemicals as soon as possible.

    Thanks for taking the time to answer "newbie" questions! I know I have a lot to learn and am looking forward to gleaning your knowledge!
    *Above Ground 3300 Gallon Vinyl pool*

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Hello from Washington State

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    For a pool that size, I suggest you take a look at the Temporary/Seasonal Pool Guide.

    Have you discovered Pool School yet? Start with these:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    How to Chlorinate Your Pool
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    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Hello from Washington State

    Welcome Janet! You've some to the right place. Happy to have you.
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Hello from Washington State

    Welcome to TFP!

    You will need one of the Recommended Test Kits to properly manage your pool. I use the TF-100 because it's the best value and they have a freshness guarantee. You can order it here: They ship fast - you should have it in your hands in 2-3 days with normal shipping.

    While you are waiting for your kit to arrive, here are some resources to give you an overview of managing your pool using our methods:
    1. ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry
    2. Chlorine CYA Chart
    3. Recommended Pool Chemicals
    4. Recommended Levels
    5. Pool Math
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