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    Jun 2015
    Round Rock, TX

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    Hello! I am new and a bit overwhelmed! I think I made my signature as I was suggested to. Please let me know if I need to add anything. I don't have any issues as of now, but I'm sure they are on the way. I fired the pool guy about 3 weeks ago. I did search the forum for a robotic cleaner and purchased the Polaris P955.
    Thank You for having me!
    20,000Gallon Saltwater In Ground Cartridge Pentair IntelliChlor IC40 MasterTemp 400

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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: New to Forum

    Welcome to TFP!

    You're off to a good start!

    Get one of the Recommended Test Kits, I use the TF100 from

    Here are some of my fave Pool School articles to get you started.
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

    Here is the Water Balance for a saltwater pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals and how to add them.
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

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    All I see that you missed is what the surface of your pool is: plaster/pebble, Fiberglass, or vinyl.

    You're going to be so happy when things all click. Your pool will be clearer than you ever thought possible and after the initial steep learning curve, it's mindless. Daily care takes about as long and is about as difficult as brushing your teeth. The key is testing it yourself. If you don't already have one of the recommended test kits, order one now.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: New to Forum

    Hey there Queenspike..welcome! We love pics of folks pools if you want to share? If you have questions just ask- no shortage of experts around to answer your questions about TFPC
    12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub. Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain
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    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

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    Welcome neighbor. You're in the right place.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    DFW, Texas

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    Welcome to TFP!
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