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Thread: Hello from South Florida

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    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    west Palm beach

    Hello from South Florida

    Hi! It's rainy season here and my pool keeps turning green. My neighbor's pool is always blue. He's doing something right, problem is he has a heavy accent and I can't understand him. I don't think my husband has a good handle on our pool and I'm ready to learn. I'd like to take over the job!

    What do I need to do first?!


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

    Re: Hello from South Florida

    HI Melissa! Welcome. Green means chlorine level is off. But there's more. You really need to do the following so we can help:
    - #1, Order your own test kit from Test strips and pool store testing will let you down
    - Don't put anything else in your water right now except for regular liquid bleach (generic is fine). Maybe about 1/2-1 gallon per night.
    - Be familiar with this: Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain. That's what we will do when your test kit arrives.
    - Understand the Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    - Keep this handy: Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart
    - This is all you need to know for chemicals: Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    SO for now, a little bleach each night, and let us know when your kit arrives. You MUST have either the TF-100 or Taylor K-2006. Welcome to TFP!

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    Also, please add your pool info to your signature by going to the top of the TFP web page (just under the Pool School button) and select "SETTINGS". On the next page look to the left for a menu bar that says, “MY SETTINGS” and go to "EDIT SIGNATURE" to enter your pool and equipment info there. It will help us later.
    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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    BoDarville's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Hello from South Florida

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

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Hello from South Florida

    Hello Melissa. One very important thing to remember is: If it's green, you need CHLORINE.

    You'll also need a good Test kit and a few rounds of Pool School.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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