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Thread: Greetings from Las Vegas!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Las Vegas, NV

    Greetings from Las Vegas!

    Hello TFP!

    My first few posts were related to some questions I had about my new sand filter but I never took the time to properly introduce myself and my pool. This pool is a 14k gallon in ground gunite and plaster pool that was beautiful for a while, then neglected, and always filled with Tri-Chlor. All of this, coupled with the high iron content of the water we have eventually lead to rust staining throughout the pool. We tried to drain it with the intention of somehow cleaning the staining from the plaster, but eventually that did not work and the surface of the plaster cracked from the lack of water. The pool was replastered at the beginning of this month and I found this site at the same time. Thank goodness because I sped through the entirety of pool school and learned all about how the chemistry and everything works. The only part left was connecting the big bad sand filter and we are fixing to have that done this weekend. The pictures below are the result of chemistry, and gimping this system along with 10 year old cartridges(in my other post I said at least 5 but I checked the receipt).

    The pool was built in 2003 and is now a nearly perfect oasis thanks to TFP! I'm going with the TFPC method and it is working fantastic so far.

    I've got the labs pretty much pegged:
    FC - 5
    CC - 0
    PH - I keep forcing it down to 7.2, since the new plaster wants to raise it.
    CYA - 40
    TA - 80
    CH - 300

    Thank you TFP, you have made this restart so darned easy!


    14000g freeform gunite/plaster IG pool with raised spa. Hayward HCF302 Commercial 30inch 650lb sand filter with pool sand and pea gravel base, two 2hp Hayward Northstar pumps circa 2003 model SP4000Z1. One pump dedicated to the roaring waterfall and two skinny waterfall lip things. Pool built in 2003, all equipment is original except the sand filter. Replastered April 2016. Hand built test kit with Taylor reagents, new 2016.

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    Mod Squad Texas Splash's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Greetings from Las Vegas!

    Beautiful pool, gorgeous stone work, and décor around the pool. I miss my old hometown skyline with both Sunrise and Mount Charleston in the backgrounds. Very, very nice, and glad to hear you are doing so well. Have a great weekend.
    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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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: Greetings from Las Vegas!

    Good job!
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Greetings from Las Vegas!

    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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