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    Newbie pool owner in Texas

    Put up an above ground pool 3 days ago, just in time for the heat wave, lol. Trying to figure out pool chemistry...so much to learn!

    Intex Rectangular Ultra Frame Pool Set, 24-Feet by 12-Feet by 52-Inch
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System model number: 28663EG/54601EG
    Intex sand filter pump, 120V 1,600gph with GFCI
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    Re: Newbie pool owner in Texas

    Welcome fellow Texan! Make sure you stay close to these links:
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    And of course no pool is complete without the proper test kit from TFTestkits.net.

    Let us know if you have any specific questions.
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    Re: Newbie pool owner in Texas

    Thanks! What a great forum this is, and the information is priceless.
    Intex Rectangular AG Ultra Frame Pool Set, 24' x 12' x 52" (8403 gal, well water)
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System model number: 28663EG/54601EG
    Intex sand filter pump, 120V 1,600gph with GFCI
    Hayward SP1091LX Dyna-Skim Above-Ground Pool Skimmer

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    Re: Newbie pool owner in Texas

    welcome, so much info here, you will be busy
    Pool: Intex 16x32 15000 gal, 2 speed 340042, Pentair CC320 Filter, CircuPool SJ45 Salt System, Intermatic PE653RC; Hot Tub: 650 Gal SWG Megachlor
    links: pool school * Recommended-Levels * SLAM * CYA chart * Test kits * How To Post Pictures * Poolmath * OCLT ** Support your website if we helped you :) **

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    Re: Newbie pool owner in Texas

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Newbie pool owner in Texas

    Welcome to TFP. How are you and your new pool doing?!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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