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Thread: Hola! 1st timer here!

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    inewbie's Avatar
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    Jul 2015
    Eastvale, Ca.

    Hola! 1st timer here!

    Hello everybody,

    My Name is Gerry and I live in Eastvale, Ca. My pool was just completed on 6/29/15.
    I came across this site while researching "pool care" tips. I plan on maintain the pool myself (will see how long this lasts)
    This site appears to be loaded with knowledgeable and helpful people, so I'm sure I'll do just fine.

    My sig is a bit incomplete but I will finalize it once I'm home with all the details.

    My Pool: 23k gal. IG 40 x 21 Free Form. 8' Spa. Pebble Sheen (Ocean Blue). Pentair Variable speed pump. SWCG. The pool cleaner.

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    Mod Squad tim5055's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    Re: Hola! 1st timer here!

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Understand, we are considered on the fringe because we don't take the pool store "experts" word as gospel. We teach a system based on accurate testing and only adding what the pool needs, when it needs it. To do that you need your own accurate test kit. I would say go ahead and order a TF100 test kit, as it is the best value for a residential pool out there. That will probably give you enough reagents for a couple of years normal use which kind of works out to the life span of the chemicals anyway.

    While optional, I also have the SpeedStir and Sample Sizer. They speed testing and accuracy.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    zimm's Avatar
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    May 2013
    Northern Virginia

    Re: Hola! 1st timer here!

    Welcome! I second what tim5055 says. Buying a test kit and doing my own additions made me a believer. I haven't been into a pool store in 2 years! Read up in pool school... If you need proof our methods work, read through some threads where people ask for algae help and see how the pictures go from swamp to sparkling clear water!
    45'x12' 17k gal, IG plaster, Pool Pilot Nano+ SWG, 1/2hp Whisperflo pump, PAC-FAB TA-60D sand filter, Raypak 266 heater
    Pool School + Test Kit + Pool Math = Trouble Free Pool

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