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    Hello from MN

    Hello all,

    (I apologize in advance for the long winded introduction)

    Just taking a moment to introduce myself, as I have to admit that I've been lurking around here since last summer. My family and I acquired a pool when we moved into a new house back in June, and since then, I've been soaking up your plentiful knowledge and actually used the BBB method at the tail end of last season upon discovering it.

    Like many others, being a first time pool owner, I was a bit intimidated and even questioned the home seller before closing on the house. She was great about making it seem like a piece of cake, told me that she was actually the one who took care of it, and offered to remove it from the property if it was going to affect the sale; so glad I didn't, as I have 3 kiddos that begged to be in it everyday last season. She left me detailed instructions on maintaining it, info about the different equipment, and the name of the pool store she used to purchase her chemicals and opening/closing kits from...but thankfully I found this site early on and know better than that.

    Despite having proven myself as a decent novice handyman, my wife was a bit concerned when I told her that I was going to be dumping her laundry bleach into our pool. However, I think she has came around as she has never once complained about our crystal clear water.

    So thanks for all of your success, failures, and other experiences that have led to a wealth of wisdom and knowledge. I especially enjoy watching all of the pool builds. I will unfortunately have to wait a bit longer to open our pool since the Minnesota winter has left a sheet of ice on the pool that still continues to slowly melt...almost there! A little eager (we'll call it being prepared), I just received my TF-100 test kit in the mail yesterday and can't wait to clean and SLAM it for the season opener.

    Cheers!
    -Kevin
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    Re: Hello from MN

    Hello Kevin, and welcome to TFP! Great to hear you are successfully using the TFPC methods. If you need us for anything, let us know.
    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 MN

    Will do....thanks!

    Kevin, TFP Believer & Supporter
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    Re: Hello from MN

    Welcome Kevin! I'm so sorry to have seen that y'all got snow last night But summer will be here in due time and we'd love to see pics of those three kiddos enjoying your crystal clear water, 'k?

    Yippee
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    Re: Hello from MN

    As soon as I can I will Yippee, debating on troubleshooting the heater soon to get the extra few months out of it.

    I see in your profile it says you are retired military...first and foremost, thanks for your service! My dad served 21 years in the Marine Corps. Secondly, are you still a trauma RN? I work in EMS as a full time firefighter/paramedic for the city that I live in.

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    Re: Hello from MN

    Texas Splash...thank you as well for your service, I just looked at your profile.

    Kevin, TFP Believer & Supporter
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    Re: Hello from MN

    Thank you. Happy to have served.
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    Re: Hello from MN

    This is what I LOVE to read! Someone who gets it and has learned so much already!

    I bet your wife loves how tired the kids are after swimming all day! (maybe not the food bill to fill their tummies up though

    Kim
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    Re: Hello from MN

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    This is what I LOVE to read! Someone who gets it and has learned so much already!

    I bet your wife loves how tired the kids are after swimming all day! (maybe not the food bill to fill their tummies up though

    Kim
    Kids are 14, 9, & 5...boys are the two oldest. We are definitely in the "raiding the cupboards" stage. Luckily we save money on pool chemicals

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    Re: Hello from MN

    KLynch- Skippy (my other half) says thanks! He served in the USArmy from 1969-1995. He's in charge of most of the manual labor of the pool. I (Yippee) handle the chemistry and supervising him (And yeah, I thrive on trauma drama)
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

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