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    Jul 2015
    Penn Valley, California

    Cool Lots to learn!

    We purchased an older home with a pool that had leaks and hadn't been taken care of. Ugly crack repairs, bad staining, broken and missing tile, etc. We are just finishing the re-plaster job, including new tile and decking. It's been 20 years since we've had to take care of a pool. We have lots to learn (or re-learn.)
    12,000 gal., IG free form with spa, built in 70's, just re plastered w/Wet Edge Luna Quartz in Keywest.

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Lots to learn!


    A tip: you can get a TF100 test kit quickly from Water Testing - TFTestkit TF-100 Seven Test Kit - TF-100 They're near Sacramento. Much closer than North Carolina.
    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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    Mod Squad
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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Lots to learn!

    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on the new pool! Here is a start, Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
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    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

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    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Lots to learn!

    Time to go back to Pool School! Check out the links to the *lessons* at the top right of this page. Only homework is that which you do to your own pool, but we do love to see pics at show and tell.

    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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    Mod Squad Patrick_B's Avatar
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    Jun 2011

    Re: Lots to learn!

    It's ok, you came to the right place for that. Welcome to the forum!
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    TF-100 Test Kit, ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Flagstone, 36"SF, Pentair VS Pump, EasyTouch W/Remote, Rheem 400KBTU Htr

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