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    Smile "Pooling" in Charleston,SC

    originally I am from belgium. I came to Charleston in 2003, bought a house with a pool... Never thought I would be the owner of one. But here I am.

    I don't consider myself a pro. I have figured out that the basic principles of the pool components are not too difficult. Until I am faced with a problem that is!

    My pool is an in-ground pool with an Apollo DE filer Model: VA-52-2 https://goo.gl/photos/7zmXKS89mZN8oPG97

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    Re: "Pooling" in Charleston,SC

    Welcome to TFP!
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    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

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    Re: "Pooling" in Charleston,SC

    Welcome neighbor. Let us know if we can help in any way.
    5900 G Fiberglass IG pool (circa 1990), SWG Hayward Aqua Rite GoldLine (2013), IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump (2013), Hayward Pro Sand Filter (circa 1990), Well water (no iron or other metals fortunately), test with Taylor K2006C, Charleston, SC

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    Re: "Pooling" in Charleston,SC

    Welcome, Tom.

    Let me be the first to say, "Can you post test results?"
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: "Pooling" in Charleston,SC

    Hey there Tom Glad you found us here at TFP.

    Got any pics you wanna share of your pool? We're like addicts looking for our next hit....we *love* pool pics!

    Yip
    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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    Re: "Pooling" in Charleston,SC

    Welkom Tom!

    Nice to have another Belgian! I'm from West-Vlaanderen and moved to the US in the late 90s.
    You've just stumbled upon an amazing resource.
    15k gallon IG, 36' x 15', built April 2015, Pebble Sheen
    Pentair CCP420 cartridge filter, Pentair EasyTouch 8 controller, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm 400K Heater
    Sta-Rite IntelliPro VS pump, Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro 1HP & 2HP pumps
    Paramount PCC2000 ICS, TF-100 w/SpeedStir

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    Re: "Pooling" in Charleston,SC

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

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: "Pooling" in Charleston,SC

    Thank you all for the warm welcome. I've already learned a lot. I got the K-2006 testing kit and after a week of feeling intimidated plunged in and tested my water. I discovered that my CYA is off the chart ... 150+ (more like 200) which seems to mean I should replace the water. After the initial shock of the cost fear factor, I am starting to figure out this is the right way to go. Apparently there is a recommended time frame of 5 to 7 years to replace your water? I've been here 12 years ...
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