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Thread: New Pool Owner in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    New Pool Owner in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Hello all,

    I recently purchased a home here in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and for the first-time in my life, I am a pool owner! It's a 22.5k gallon in-ground pool, with a SWG. It has been a steep learning curve as the previous owners did not open it this year. Imagine my shock (pun intended) on closing day when I saw the green-ness of our pool water!

    I admit that I have been lurking on the site for awhile, trying to learn as much as I could in preparation. I have learned much recently regarding pool chemistry, water balance, pump options, and filter, all of which helped get the pool swim ready. I still have a lot of questions that I will be posting in the appropriate threads (I hope) and I appreciate any help you folks can provide.

    Thanks in advance!


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    Mod Squad Texas Splash's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: New Pool Owner in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    We're very happy to see you join us Patrick. Sounds like you've been doing some reading, so I'll leave you to that incase you have any specific questions later. You may already know the challenges pool owners in Canada have trying to obtain a good test kit. Since the TF-100 cannot be shipped to you directly, hopefully you have the Taylor K-2006. We know how important the right test kit is to pool care. Have a great weekend, and let us know if you need any assistance. Enjoy!
    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: New Pool Owner in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Welcome to TFP!
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    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Montreal, QC, Canada

    Re: New Pool Owner in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Hello fellow Canadian,

    welcome to the site and congrats on the pool.. and the house (or is the correct order: congrats on the house.. and the pool)
    Round Above ground Cedar pool 18ft (approximately 30,000L = 8000 gallons), Hayward 2 speed 1.5HP pump, Hayward XStream Cartridge filter, Hayward Titanium HP50B 55,000 BTU heat pump, Hayward offline chlorinator, Big dipper ozonator.

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