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Thread: New pool owner long time reader - Matrioux

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    Jun 2015
    Charlotte, NC.

    New pool owner long time reader - Matrioux

    Hey all,

    I've been reading and learning here since we decided it was time to own a pool. After many starts and stops in the process, we ended up buying a home with an existing 18,000 gallon in-ground. Thanks to all of the things I learned here (and my TF-100 kit) I was able to monitor the pool through the purchase process and had the kids swimming in it the day after we bought the house. I only needed to bump CL with bleach and lower PH with acid to make it a pleasant and safe first swim. Since then I have partially drained and refilled to get CYA down to 80 (was 120), cleaned the DE filter and replaced media to get a handle on what clean pressure should be, and bumped the SWCG run time to get CL levels where I want them.

    By reading the things others were going though I was quickly able to get a handle on the pool and the way things work. The only hiccup I had was that the pool equipment is below the water line, so I had to quickly learn to cut off water flow using the jandy ports before emptying the pump basket!

    Since any questions I have had had already been asked and answered by others (thank goodness for the search system) I am mostly lurking, but am constantly amazed by the people on the board and how they truly want everyone to succeed in making their pool trouble free. I look forward to helping to share what I have learned with others.
    - Matrioux

    2007 18K pebble IG pool - Wincor Pool Systems automation & SWG (under development) - DE Jandy DEL60 Filter - Jandy 1HP Pump - TF-100 Test Kit

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    May 2015
    East of Royals country western MO

    Re: New pool owner long time reader - Matrioux

    Hi Matrioux,

    Boy you jumped into the game at full speed. Good for you. I've been a pool owner for over 20 years and finally found this place and stumbled around till Liza, Kim, and Patrick saved me .
    For a new pool owner you're light years ahead of where I started. My hats off to you Also....... I must admit I'm a little jealous

    Anyway congrats and Welcome to TFP
    Si -central Mo. 32' x 16' -- 3'4" to 6' deep Vinyl liner - 16,500 Gals : Triton II filter -Duraglass 2 hp pump - 1 speed : SI-30 salt generator
    TF-100 with speedstir

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    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: New pool owner long time reader - Matrioux

    I also am impressed with the way you've grabbed the reins of your pool and *owned it*

    Welcome to the TFP way of pool care. It really doesn't get any easier than this. Congrats on the new home/pool.

    Maddie :) 12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, 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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