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    Sep 2015

    New Pool Owner In Mass

    Hello All,

    I just moved into a house with an inground pool and have no idea where to start. The sellers left some stuff (Pool cover, etc...). Any advice/suggestions on where to begin would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,


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    BoDarville's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: New Pool Owner In Mass

    Welcome to TFP!

    Taking control of your pool requires good test results and a good test kit. You will need one of the Recommended Test Kits to properly manage your pool. I use the TF-100 because it's the best value and they have a freshness guarantee. You can order it here: They ship fast - you should have it in your hands in 2-3 days with normal shipping. Do not rely on pool store testing - it is notably inaccurate and they will use those results to sell you all sorts of chemicals you do not need that will cost you way more than this test kit.

    While you are waiting for your kit to arrive, here are some resources to give you an overview of managing your pool using our methods:
    1. ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry
    2. Chlorine CYA Chart
    3. Recommended Pool Chemicals
    4. Recommended Levels
    5. Pool Math
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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 Mass

    Hi Joe and welcome! Tim has you started, so that should keep you busy for a few minutes. You will often see valuable links in our signatures as well. Speaking of which, 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.

    Nice to have you with us!
    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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