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    Red face THANK YOU & Good News

    I just wanted to post a HUGE thank you for all your knowledge, assistance, patience, and calming me down when I thought I was ruining our new pool with the chemical levels I was reading.

    This amazing group has provided patient baby steps from my very 1st post after our resurface was paid for/complete & the company became unreachable to help get chemicals in the pool. In pure panic I pled for your help & crossed my fingers. The responses were almost instant and filled with such amazing and calming knowledge. I had no chlorine, extremely high calcium harness, CYA levels off the charts, etc. Prior to asking for help I was sure after all the $$ we had just spent the morning was going to bring pool filled with algae and permanent headache.

    Thanks to all of YOU--I'm now armed with the best test kits, learning to trust my own knowledge & this group over the pool store, not wasting money on unessecary chemicals and additives. Everyone has been just as patient and helpful with every post since my initial frantic intro.

    And...*drumroll...Today I finally got readings mostly in the normal range..after 6 months of frustration...YAY!!

    pH: 7.8
    TA: 70
    CYA: 80
    CH: 450
    FC: 13.5 (still working on knocking this down slowly)
    Sodium: 3,400ppm
    17.5k gallon IG plaster ~ 1st time pool owner ~ Resurface & Fill Completed 06/2015
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    Test Kits: TF-100 kit & K-1766 Salt Drop Kit

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    Re: THANK YOU & Good News

    Yay!!! Is your SWG off?

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    Re: THANK YOU & Good News

    That IS some awesome news! Good job!

    Kim
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    Re: THANK YOU & Good News

    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Yay!!! Is your SWG off?
    It is I went to go turn it down/off after asking for help with the FC a week ago and found that it turns itself off when the water temp gets too low. So even though I'm in So. Cal it looks like it will turn itself off during the wintertime until we get our pool heater fixed & running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    That IS some awesome news! Good job!

    Kim
    17.5k gallon IG plaster ~ 1st time pool owner ~ Resurface & Fill Completed 06/2015
    Pentair SWG 3200 ~ FNSplus Vertical Grid D.E Filter ~ Pentair Intelliflo variable speed ~ Purex Triton Minimax Plus 400 Heater (Propane)
    ~ Aquabot Turbo T-Jet Robotic Pool Cleaner~
    Test Kits: TF-100 kit & K-1766 Salt Drop Kit

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    Re: THANK YOU & Good News

    Did you ever test your fill water? I am wondering about your CH level. There's no need to worry; I am just curious if your highish CH is from your fill water.

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    Re: THANK YOU & Good News

    I'm glad the site has been helpful!!

    I will point out that teh only real way we keep the lights on is by donations. If you feel the site has helped you can always CLICK HERE to Become a TroubleFreePool.com Supporter!!
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    Re: THANK YOU & Good News

    @tim5055

    Thanks for the call to action! I'm going to donate and become a TroubleFreePool.com supporter right now.

    I joined the forum a couple years ago, soon after getting my new SunDance spa. I want to echo the OP's sentiment: THANKS for all the help and good information! Since adopting the methods I've learned here, my experience and satisfaction with my spa have been 100% positive.

    And the more I read the more I learn. Keep up the good work!

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    Re: THANK YOU & Good News

    Quote Originally Posted by johnclark View Post
    @tim5055

    Thanks for the call to action! I'm going to donate and become a TroubleFreePool.com supporter right now.

    I joined the forum a couple years ago, soon after getting my new SunDance spa. I want to echo the OP's sentiment: THANKS for all the help and good information! Since adopting the methods I've learned here, my experience and satisfaction with my spa have been 100% positive.

    And the more I read the more I learn. Keep up the good work!

    John
    Thanks John!
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