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    new pool, just opened it this week...

    Hi all...just installed a pool over the winter and opened it this week. I grew up with a chlorine pool at my parents house, wish I paid more attention to the chemistry of maintaining a pool.
    I have a SWG and I'm sure I will have a lot of questions as I try to learn the chemistry and all else needed for the pool.
    I thank all of you in advance for your patience and support.
    JB
    15K gallons, IG free form, concrete construction, vinyl liner, Jandy DE filter, SWG, Heat Pump, water restrictions. Located in northeast

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    Re: new pool, just opened it this week...

    Hello and welcome to TFP! Glad to have you with us. Make sure to browse the Pool School section (link below) and have your own "proper" test kit (TF-100 - link below) or Taylor K-2006. Those are a MUST. If you have any questions at all, just post them. Have a great weekend.
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    Re: new pool, just opened it this week...

    HI! You will love having a pool with TFP in your corner! We make pool care easy. Do some reading here:

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Then jump over to "just getting started" so we can really give you the down low on your pool care! Start a thread there and I will send over my welcome pack!

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    Re: new pool, just opened it this week...

    Thanks for the quick response! I already have aquacheck 7 test strips. Should I still buy the other test kit? If you say it's a good investment then I'll order it today.
    Thanks again!
    JB

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    Re: new pool, just opened it this week...

    Absolutely! Strips are often incorrect and mislead owners into making the wrong decisions chemically. Both the TF-100 and Taylor K-2006 are fantastic kits that will guarantee accurate results. You can compare them HERE. I can attest from my first purchase that the TF-100, which uses Taylor reagents, is a great buy. Make sure to order the "Speed Stir" regardless of which kit you get. Mix like a pro.
    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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    Re: new pool, just opened it this week...

    Awesome. Just took the over off ours just now. Clear as a bell.purchasing TF100, using our bioguard stuff we already have on hand and moving to TFP route! Good luck all.
    Pool installed 8/2015. 30' round Radiant pool. 21,000 gallons. 200# sand. Hayward Vari flow XL valve. 1.5hp Hayward Power-Flo Matrix running 10 hours/day in two periods. TF100 with speed stir. Sun all day, south side of house
    Order test kit TF-100 w/ Speed Stir and then Poolmath Calculator --- RECOMMENDED LEVELS --- POOL SCHOOL --- Algae? --- Chlorine/CYA CHART.

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    Re: new pool, just opened it this week...

    You will LOVE the test kit! I bought mine BEFORE I even got the pool LOL. I wanted to make sure I could do it. It is easy and fun to do.

    Make sure to not add anything except chlorine until your test kit gets there. You do not want to have to drain any water to fix it by adding stuff you do not need.

    Kim
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    Re: new pool, just opened it this week...

    Welcome to TFP. Pool School is where it's at n you can ask questions on the forums.
    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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