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    Hello from Chicago

    Greetings all,

    Great site you have going here. I'm a new pool owner (got it in August) and frankly, at the advice of the prior owners, got myself on the pool store hamster wheel. Long story short, an algae bloom turned into strange advice to shock the pool over and over with dichlor and I ended up learning the hard way about having too much CYA in the pool. Anyway, it's a new season, just opened, and I'm hoping to get this figured out sooner than later, so that I can enjoy my pool over the summer instead of worrying about it like I did towards the end of last year.

    Best,
    Rich

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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Hello Rich and welcome to TFP! Glad you found us. Let us know if you have any questions about the recommended levels or how we test. Have a great day.
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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Welcome!

    If you're sick of the pool store, you're in the right place. I hope you've ordered a proper test kit already. If not...

    If your pool is green, get the XL option
    Nobody who has purchased a speedstir regrets it. If you can't justify it now, ask for one for Father's Day.
    The CYA standard will really help you be confident of your testing. It's a known value, so you just have to find the right combination of light and posture and grip to see 50 in the view tube, and forevermore you'll be able to repeat the test and be certain of your results.

    Does this look familiar? Actually, they keep this hidden in the back room.


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    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: Hello from Chicago

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    Very, Very good!!
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Welcome to TFP!

    You can add your pool info to your signature, it will help us better help you with your pool. More here, Pool School - Read This Before You Post

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