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    Hello from Rome NY

    Read everything I could on this site....maybe next year I will buy the test kit recommended and switch from Bioguard program. Wife is nervous about that LOL.
    Happy wife happy life.
    Pool installed 8/2015. 30' round Radiant pool. 21,000 gallons. 200# sand. Hayward Vari flow XL valve. 1.5hp Hayward Power-Flo Matrix running 10 hours/day in two periods. TF100 with speed stir. Sun all day, south side of house
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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Welcome to the forum. Hope you keep reading. There is no simpler, better way to care for your pool than what we teach.
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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Welcome to TFP. A wonderful community!

    Maybe this will convince her. I never knew what "Crystal Clear" water was until joining TFP. Testing is a must with one of the recommended test kits. Wife now will not enter other pools, because she understands. BTW, so do the children.

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Welcome to TFP!
    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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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Very nice looking pool and entertainment area.
    I am already breaking free, didn't do my weekly shock. Dipstick (yes dipstick until spring, it is NY) showed 3 or 5 FC and same for TC. CYA of 40.
    I know it is all a guess at this point. Going to be cool all week. Did add three smart silk sticks to the skimmer.

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Once you convert to the TFPC method, weekly shocking will end. So will "test strips".

    Suggest very highly you look at one of the recommended test kits. And yes, weather is starting to cool down. I have the snow blowers ready.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Hayward CL2002 Chlorinator - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Hayward AQR9 SWG 25K Salt Cell & TF-100 Test Kit + Speed Stir
    Gulfstream HE125RA - 117K BTU Heat Pump - Date of Build is 11-2013

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Will be buying test kit in the spring.
    My TH also went up thx to TPS giving me calcium hypochlorite when I already had a TH of 370. One pound and nothing else bumped it to 443.
    No worries. Looking forward to the spring already.

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Please add your signature so you will be ready for the Spring! Fall is nice and Winters are rough, but that is what makes Spring so wonderful.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Hayward CL2002 Chlorinator - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Hayward AQR9 SWG 25K Salt Cell & TF-100 Test Kit + Speed Stir
    Gulfstream HE125RA - 117K BTU Heat Pump - Date of Build is 11-2013

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Weird. Signature is only in first post

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    Had to go advanced.
    Pool installed 8/2015. 30' round Radiant pool. 21,000 gallons. 200# sand. Hayward Vari flow XL valve. 1.5hp Hayward Power-Flo Matrix running 10 hours/day in two periods. TF100 with speed stir. Sun all day, south side of house
    Order test kit TF-100 w/ Speed Stir and then Poolmath Calculator --- RECOMMENDED LEVELS --- POOL SCHOOL --- Algae? --- Chlorine/CYA CHART.

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Just tell your wife she can use the money you save with TFP for a shopping trip!

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Not sure if I should start a new thread or not.
    Just opened the pool, crystal clear.
    Jumped in yesterday at 58 degrees....
    Will post dipstick levels when I get a chance...and yes I'm buying the kit.
    Pool installed 8/2015. 30' round Radiant pool. 21,000 gallons. 200# sand. Hayward Vari flow XL valve. 1.5hp Hayward Power-Flo Matrix running 10 hours/day in two periods. TF100 with speed stir. Sun all day, south side of house
    Order test kit TF-100 w/ Speed Stir and then Poolmath Calculator --- RECOMMENDED LEVELS --- POOL SCHOOL --- Algae? --- Chlorine/CYA CHART.

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Buying a test kit
    Music to our ears!
    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
    Vital Links: POOL SCHOOL, RECOMMENDED LEVELS, RECOMMENDED CHEMICALS, Poolmath Calculator, SLAM, Chlorine/CYA CHART.
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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    didn't save my edits, adding photos and readings from dipstick

    5/1/16 opened
    added 2" rain, 4" softened water (not idea but better than hard with iron. 7.6 pH and TA of 160)

    5/6/16
    TH 250
    TC 3
    FC 3
    PH 6.8-7.0 (was 7.2+ before water added)
    TA 120
    CYA 0-30 (same as opening)

    Added 2# Bioguard smart shock
    Pump on 24/7.
    Jumped in at 60 degrees yesterday, refreshing!!!
    Pump on for 12 hours/day now.
    Pool installed 8/2015. 30' round Radiant pool. 21,000 gallons. 200# sand. Hayward Vari flow XL valve. 1.5hp Hayward Power-Flo Matrix running 10 hours/day in two periods. TF100 with speed stir. Sun all day, south side of house
    Order test kit TF-100 w/ Speed Stir and then Poolmath Calculator --- RECOMMENDED LEVELS --- POOL SCHOOL --- Algae? --- Chlorine/CYA CHART.

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    Pool installed 8/2015. 30' round Radiant pool. 21,000 gallons. 200# sand. Hayward Vari flow XL valve. 1.5hp Hayward Power-Flo Matrix running 10 hours/day in two periods. TF100 with speed stir. Sun all day, south side of house
    Order test kit TF-100 w/ Speed Stir and then Poolmath Calculator --- RECOMMENDED LEVELS --- POOL SCHOOL --- Algae? --- Chlorine/CYA CHART.

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Nice Pool! Please no more dipsticks A quality recommended test kit is a privilege.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Hayward CL2002 Chlorinator - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Hayward AQR9 SWG 25K Salt Cell & TF-100 Test Kit + Speed Stir
    Gulfstream HE125RA - 117K BTU Heat Pump - Date of Build is 11-2013

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Quote Originally Posted by Catanzaro View Post
    Nice Pool! Please no more dipsticks A quality recommended test kit is a privilege.
    ordered this morning, stirring thingy is back ordered....
    Pool installed 8/2015. 30' round Radiant pool. 21,000 gallons. 200# sand. Hayward Vari flow XL valve. 1.5hp Hayward Power-Flo Matrix running 10 hours/day in two periods. TF100 with speed stir. Sun all day, south side of house
    Order test kit TF-100 w/ Speed Stir and then Poolmath Calculator --- RECOMMENDED LEVELS --- POOL SCHOOL --- Algae? --- Chlorine/CYA CHART.

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Beautiful pool! How do you like the size of it? Is it as huge as it appears in the pics? Sorry for the off topic questions, but I'm about to order a pool myself, but I keep going back and forth between 27' & 30' even though i thought id settled on 27' smh I need to get it done today so I can get it here & installed by memorial day. I live in the boonies & there's no where with the different sizes up on display & for some reason a circle on the ground just doesn't do it for me.

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    We Love it. And yes it is huge. I would go with the 27 or even 24. Then you can buy solar Cover reel and other things for normal pools LOL.
    Pool installed 8/2015. 30' round Radiant pool. 21,000 gallons. 200# sand. Hayward Vari flow XL valve. 1.5hp Hayward Power-Flo Matrix running 10 hours/day in two periods. TF100 with speed stir. Sun all day, south side of house
    Order test kit TF-100 w/ Speed Stir and then Poolmath Calculator --- RECOMMENDED LEVELS --- POOL SCHOOL --- Algae? --- Chlorine/CYA CHART.

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    Re: Hello from Rome NY

    Did you get that kit doc?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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