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    Smile I'd rather do it myself!

    We put in a pool about nine or ten years ago as a way to keep teens and their friends around the home front...mostly worked. What I discovered was that the installer did a fine job BUT service--that was a whole different ballgame. The equipment was a mystery to most companies in the area even if I provided manuals. One company left during the service call because of the infloor cleaning system.

    So, with the help of TFP we learned the importance of maintaining the chemistry of our pool, the importance of opening and closing properly, and have replaced equipment (SWG, pump motor, and timers). I get a friend to help with electrical items and hook ups for a home cooked dinner. The process takes more time but at least I know that we are caring for our pool properly.

    But, my heat pump died-the exchanger did not drain and spews water. Can't install that BUT have a great heat and air company and they will take it on. So, spring coming on strong here...getting happy about pool time.

    So, thanks to you pool people who chat for the help these past years! There's always something.

    Concrete with acrylic panels, 16 x 32 feet, Paramount in-floor cleaning systems w/ single speed pump, 2 speed Jandy pump for main drain/skimmers, Intermatic electrical controller box w/ two timers, Jandy AquaPure SWG, Jandy Cl580 Filter Jandy AE-Ti Heat Pump, Completed Late Spring 2006

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    Re: I'd rather do it myself!

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    Re: I'd rather do it myself!

    Wow Dauntlesst, that's a great story. Good on you for taking on the work of caring for your own pool. Got a pic you'd like to share?
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    Re: I'd rather do it myself!

    Welcome to TFP! Nice first post. Can't wait for summer. Bring the
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    Re: I'd rather do it myself!

    Great story. Always something to learn with pools. Welcome to TFP.
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    Re: I'd rather do it myself!

    Welcome to TFP
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