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    G'day from Brisbane, Australia

    Hi all,

    Quick introduction. Reporting in from Brisbane, Australia - where it's beautiful one day, perfect the next (when we're not flooded or experiencing a cyclone.)

    Have been a pool owner for the past 2 years after having our pool built along with our house. Have previously been trekking down to the local poolshop each fortnight to get our water tested and my wallet emptied. After receiving some bad advice have decided to start testing and managing things myself. Have bought a Taylor K-2006 kit (lots of trouble getting my hands on one locally) so hopefully will be set.

    Dealing with a high cyanuric acid and high chlorine problem at the moment which will see me emptying most of the water from the pool this weekend.

    Hope to learn lots and ask relatively informed questions.

    Cheers!

    Atomic_ute

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    Re: G'day from Brisbane, Australia

    Welcome! Congrats on getting informed and ordering a great testkit! We love Aussies.... Jealous of the weather. My pool is iced over!

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    Re: G'day from Brisbane, Australia

    Pool looks great and welcome, mate. You can get Taylor refills from NQPoolTestKits when you need them.

    Love the name. Is it an SS?
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    Re: G'day from Brisbane, Australia

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    Re: G'day from Brisbane, Australia

    Hi! So glad you found us! Your wallet will be glad as well!


    Wait until you see what your water looks like when we are done with it!


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    Re: G'day from Brisbane, Australia

    That's a beautiful pool! Welcome!!!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: G'day from Brisbane, Australia

    Thanks for the warm welcome all! Almost as warm as my pool at the moment

    Quote Originally Posted by needsajet View Post
    Love the name. Is it an SS?
    ^ This guy gets it... No not an SS. Petrol gauge drops to empty just looking at the accelerator pedal as it is. I'd have to get a second job to run a V8.

    For all you confused Americans - Holden V6 Sports Utility in "Atomic Green". - Hence atomic_ute. A modern version of the Chevy El Camino.

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    Re: G'day from Brisbane, Australia

    Love someone else who is not afraid of color!

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    Re: G'day from Brisbane, Australia

    We had an SV6 in that colour for a while, affectionately known as Gramma's Green Car. I'm driving a boring but nearly immaculate '03 Calais that is amazingly comfortable Good to meet you, and yeh, as much as I'd love an SS... better buy more lotto tickets.
    12k IG salt; glass beads in plaster; K-2006C, K-1766, CCL, and Aussie 4in1 (HTH); Pentair Eco800 1.2HP VS; Zodiac SWC 1.3 lb/day (25 g/hr); 25" filter recycled glass; OKU solar panels; 1/2 HP solar pump; Rebel (Warrior) pool cleaner; FlowViz; prior pool AG 10k | Read Before Posting to get the best possible advice | ... and this helped me a lot!: TFPC for Beginners

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    Re: G'day from Brisbane, Australia

    Confused American here. Cool ride! I haven't seen anything like that since the El Camino. Looks like a cross between the El Camino and a Subaru Brat!
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    Re: G'day from Brisbane, Australia

    g'day Nice ute, love the pool too
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