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    After 22 years, so much to learn!

    Greetings,

    I've been a pool owner in northeast PA for 22 years, a lifegaurd/pool cleaner/water tester before that, and I thought I knew it all. Turns out I had relatively little knowledge and probably a whole lot of luck. Lately some persistent problems drove me to seek out this forum and I am finding out how little I really knew. Now I'm learning the science and benefiting from the community experience and knowledge.

    So, thank you all, and I look forward to an education to help free me from future pool troubles.

    -R
    29,085.1 gal inground grecian vinyl, Hayward Super Pump VS, Hayward S-240 sand filter, Dolphin Nautilus Plus (aka Agador Spartacus), Taylor K-2006 kit, nice pool brush, crappy leaf net, frogs

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    Re: After 22 years, so much to learn!

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    Re: After 22 years, so much to learn!

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: After 22 years, so much to learn!

    been in your shoes and I knew------NOTHING!
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    Re: After 22 years, so much to learn!

    Quote Originally Posted by rdshackleford View Post
    Greetings,

    I've been a pool owner in northeast PA for 22 years, a lifegaurd/pool cleaner/water tester before that, and I thought I knew it all. Turns out I had relatively little knowledge and probably a whole lot of luck. Lately some persistent problems drove me to seek out this forum and I am finding out how little I really knew. Now I'm learning the science and benefiting from the community experience and knowledge.

    So, thank you all, and I look forward to an education to help free me from future pool troubles.

    -R
    Welcome to TFP, and I'm glad you found us. Hats off to you for having an open mind after all the years of already knowing "it all". Good luck on fixing your issues, and don't be shy about asking for help.
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    Re: After 22 years, so much to learn!

    R! Nice to meet you! You will learn MORE than you ever thought there was about pools here! It is fun and so empowering! With TFP you will never need to go to the pool store again!

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    Re: After 22 years, so much to learn!

    Looks like I'm gonna have to put in a little overtime in on this one!



    (really just trying to figure out how to embed rather than upload/attach pics)
    -R
    29,085.1 gal inground grecian vinyl, Hayward Super Pump VS, Hayward S-240 sand filter, Dolphin Nautilus Plus (aka Agador Spartacus), Taylor K-2006 kit, nice pool brush, crappy leaf net, frogs

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    Re: After 22 years, so much to learn!

    Welcome to TFP!

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    been in your shoes and I knew------NOTHING!
    Almost everyone on this site was wearing those shoes at one time.
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    Re: After 22 years, so much to learn!

    Welcome, that orange in your giant hot tub may give you a problem
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    Re: After 22 years, so much to learn!

    Quote Originally Posted by BoDarville View Post
    Welcome to TFP!

    Almost everyone on this site was wearing those shoes at one time.
    +1. Welcome!
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