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Thread: Greetings from the Fox Valley Area of Wisconsin!

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    Neenah, Wisconsin

    Greetings from the Fox Valley Area of Wisconsin!

    Hello all! First I wanna thank you guys for all the helpful info on these forums. I definitely have benefited from many of the topics here. I am a new renter as well as pool owner (I'm young but pools and the maintenance behind them are cool). I splurged and bought myself a 12'x30" ring pool from walmart to cool down in during the summer and I'm so glad I did. It's a great starter pool! Next season hopefully I'll have a new home and I'll get a bigger above ground pool. For now though it works. As of now my chemistry follows as: Temp 83F PH 7.5 FC 2-3ppm TC 2-3ppm CC 0 Alk 140ppm Hardness 100 CYA<30 (just moved from liquid chlorine to trichlor for the time being until the CYA comes up). From what I've read, everything is pretty balanced? Below are after and before photos of the pool and yard around it. Pretty basic, but in my neighborhood it's pretty luxurious. You can see I ditched the little summer escapes filter and upgraded to an intex 637r and added a little surface skimmer. It workes quite nice! Anyways I look forward to this forum and everything you all have to offer for many years to come! I'm also glad I found you first vs. Allied Pool (local pool co. and from what I read here they are nothing but trouble).
    ~ Josh
    Index 24'x52" Metal Frame Pool 14,700 Gallons - Overlap Liner over old liner - Doughboy Standard Skimmer - Hayward Perflex EC65 DE Filter w/ 1 HP Pump - Inline Trichlor Chlorinator for CYA addition, chlorination on vacations. Installation in summer of 2016.

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Greetings from the Fox Valley Area of Wisconsin!

    Welcome to the forum.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Greetings from the Fox Valley Area of Wisconsin!

    I got dizzy from the aerial photos. It's good you have a pool in which to learn from. It will help you later should you upgrade to a larger one later. Great experience. Just keep the Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart close by so that you always meet or slightly exceed your target FC level based on the current CYA. That's extremely important. The only other thing more important than that is the proper test kit.

    Also, since your pool is less than 3,000 gallons, you might find this page valuable: Pool School - Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools.

    Welcome to TFP Josh.
    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

    Re: Greetings from the Fox Valley Area of Wisconsin!

    Welcome to TFP!
    Gold Supporter, TFP Lifetime Supporter, 26,680 gal Plaster IGP 3.5 - 10' depth / Attached Waterfall Spa, Manually Chlorinated, Triton Sand Filter, 1.5 HP * 1.1 SF = 1.65 SFHP 1-speed Pentair WhisperFlo WF-26 Pump, 400K BTU NG Teledyne Laars Series One Heater, Polaris 360, Test Kit Comparison, Chlorine/CYA Chart, SLAMing Your Pool, OCLT
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