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    Recovering Pool Store customer :)

    I moved into a house with a pool last december.
    I grew up with pools but they weren't salt and that was a LONG time ago.

    I just had enough of buying blindly buying Phosphate removers and Conditioners and have come here to learn and take control.
    THANKS
    28,000 Gallon, IG, Vinyl, SWG, Sand Filter
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    Re: Recovering Pool Store customer :)

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Recovering Pool Store customer :)

    Welcome we can help, if you like to read there is plenty of information in the pool school link in the upper right of each page.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Re: Recovering Pool Store customer :)

    Welcome to TFP!

    Good idea! Quit buying all that stuff!

    Start here, Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
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    Re: Recovering Pool Store customer :)

    Step 1 : Ditch the pool store

    DONE!

    Step 2 : Read Pool School & sub-forums

    On-Going

    Step 3 : Buy a recommended test kit

    TBD

    Step 4 : Post questions

    TBD

    Step 5 : Clear, sparkling water & Swim

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    Re: Recovering Pool Store customer :)

    I ordered a TF-100 Kit and am reading Pool School now!
    28,000 Gallon, IG, Vinyl, SWG, Sand Filter
    Goldline Aqua Rite SWG
    Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter
    Flotec Pump
    Hayward Turbulent Flo Chamber

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    Re: Recovering Pool Store customer :)

    SWEET! You are going to LOVE it here! So will your wallet! LOL

    Kim
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    Re: Recovering Pool Store customer :)

    TF-100! Outstanding. You won't believe how much the world of pool chemistry opens-up before your eyes with that thing. Best choice you made for your pool no question. PS - If you didn't' order the speed stir, put it on your next shopping list. They are fantastic.
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    Re: Recovering Pool Store customer :)

    Welcome! You'll wish you ditched the Pool store sooner.
    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: Recovering Pool Store customer :)

    Welcome!

    You've given me an opportunity to drag out this old thing.

    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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