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    New Pool owner here. First post.

    Hello. New Pool Owner here from Iowa. As you can see it was kind of a pig in a poke when I aquired the property. I now have a new liner installed and am working through some leaky plumbing issues. I hired a pool store to do the liner and get me set up. Before I found this website of course. I am now trying to learn about my chemistry and with the initial knowledge I have gained I have been able to keep it mostly clear so far. I wired up all of the equipment and light myself and yesterday I was digging up return lines and following the stream of clear water in the dirt to find my leak. Looking forward to next season as I will be closing up soon.
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    25000 gallon in ground vinyl pool constructed in 1967 9 feet deep Oval. 1.5 hp Sta Rite Dura Glas 2 speed pump with Pentair Triton II TR60 sand filter and Pentair IC40 SWG. Non funtional Pentair Mini Max heater.

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    Re: New Pool owner here. First post.

    Welcome to the forum.
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    Re: New Pool owner here. First post.

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Have you invested in one of the Recommended Test Kits yet? That is step 1 to taking control.
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    Re: New Pool owner here. First post.

    Yep. Thanks for asking. My TF100 XL kit will be delivered on wednesday the 16th.
    25000 gallon in ground vinyl pool constructed in 1967 9 feet deep Oval. 1.5 hp Sta Rite Dura Glas 2 speed pump with Pentair Triton II TR60 sand filter and Pentair IC40 SWG. Non funtional Pentair Mini Max heater.

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    Re: New Pool owner here. First post.

    Jay! Nice to see you! I love what you have already done! That is such a pretty area for a pool.

    How is the wall doing when it rains? Does it keep the water out of the pool?

    Were you able to find the leak? That was a lot of digging you poor thing-----shoulders, back and hands must be hurting! I hope there is some beer in the 'fridge waiting for you!

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    Re: New Pool owner here. First post.

    Hi Kim. The wall is tiled and the drains come out below grade from the pool so no trouble yet. How astute of you to notice. I have only owned the house since May.

    I have indeed found the leaking line. Thank goodness it is not under concrete. I still need to make the repair. Too much work at the real Job is getting in the way!

    If I run out of beer will you voulnteer for some Physical therapy??
    25000 gallon in ground vinyl pool constructed in 1967 9 feet deep Oval. 1.5 hp Sta Rite Dura Glas 2 speed pump with Pentair Triton II TR60 sand filter and Pentair IC40 SWG. Non funtional Pentair Mini Max heater.

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    Re: New Pool owner here. First post.

    NOPE! LOL

    Darn those paying jobs! They get in the way of the fun stuff!

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    Re: New Pool owner here. First post.

    I guess the job helps to keep me from running out of beer.
    25000 gallon in ground vinyl pool constructed in 1967 9 feet deep Oval. 1.5 hp Sta Rite Dura Glas 2 speed pump with Pentair Triton II TR60 sand filter and Pentair IC40 SWG. Non funtional Pentair Mini Max heater.

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