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    BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Greetings fellow pool-tenders!

    I just wanted to say hello to everyone since I found this site while looking for solutions for our chemical situation.

    We are new pool owners, (I personally finished up the install about 2 weeks ago) and are about 12 days into caring for our pool. I cam here to learn what I need to know to make caring for it as easy as possible without having to rely on the "pool store" to sell me something every time I'm in there.

    I look forward to learning from all of you as well as sharing some things about me as well.

    Brian
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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Hey there Brian Welcome to TFPC.
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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool!

    Here are some Pool School articles to get you started.

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    Pool School - Recommended Levels
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool!

    Here are some Pool School articles to get you started.

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    Pool School - Recommended Levels
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
    Thanks Pooldv! Those articles are what encouraged me to join the forum.
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    Brian! I have another link for you! It is MY fav of them all! Pool Math! It does all of the thinking for you on what to add and how much!

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html

    Have you thought about getting your own test kit? I found once I had my own it spent a LOT less money because I NEVER had to go in the pool store again! HAH! Now I get all of my pool stuff from Walmart and ACE Hardware!

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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Kim - thanks for the reminder! I have a TF-100 kit on the way! It should be here on Saturday and I'll be excited to see what some of the real time results are on our water. It's extremely clear at the moment however I'm always worried it's going to be off and won't be able to catch it in time.
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    What have you been using to get chlorine in your pool so far? I am so glad it is clear! That makes life so nice!

    You will LOVE that test kit! It is SO much easier and cheaper!

    Have you found the videos on how to do the tests? Let me know and I can shoot you the link.

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    BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Kim - we watched the videos the other night when I ordered the kit.

    I have a little floating thing with about 10-12 pellets in it. When we opened the pool we also bought some Synergy Clear kit that had the pellets and something else with it from the pool store. I wasn't there but it's what the wife came home with ($400 bucks later). Lol
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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    OUCH! NO more pool store for you! LOL

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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    I hope not either! I'm having to add a couple of inches of water today to the pool just because of heat we've had, hopefully everything will be ok until Saturday when the kit gets here and we can check it.
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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Brian you can get a little 2 piece test kit from Walmart for about $10 bucks. It will test the FC (free chlorine) up to 5 and PH. With this you can make sure it does not go greeen on you.

    Just thought I would let you know about this.

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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Thanks Kim! Our FC is currently around 3 and we have tablets floating in the pool now so we should be ok. "Fingers crossed". Lol
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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Got ya covered!

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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Quote Originally Posted by BoDarville View Post
    Welcome to TFP!
    Thank you BoDarville.

    My TF-100 kit gets here tomorrow. I'm so excited to see where we are at on numbers.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437191531.353493.jpg

    Here is our pool water currently. B
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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    GREAT view! I can just see your on a float with a drink in your hand looking out over the grass.

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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    Lol, nah. I usually the one mowing the 12 acre yard while everyone else enjoys the pool.
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    Wow, that is great! Nice pool! Nice view! Nice property! Nice water! Good stuff!
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    What do you mow with? I thought I had it bad with 6.5 acres. I break it up into two parts-house and pasture. I have a 48 inch cut Husky that is FAST! I bought it for the speed! Don't go full speed and turn it sharp! You WILL come off!

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    Re: BrianC636 - New member from Missouri

    I have a grasshopper 722D with a 61" deck and the Kabota diesel. It takes me around 4.5 hours in total but looks good when it's done.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437247439.528662.jpg
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