I moved to Longview, TX. Bought a house with a pool for fun factor since we knew we would probably be spending quite a bit of time remodeling.
I have a 30K gal, SWG, In-Ground, Vinyl Liner pool. It's very nice and has been crystal since I got here. However, I've received confusing, mixed up and not well supported advice from the pool store. So, like everyone else, I Googled.
It won't surprise you all that TFP showed up a lot, along with the Pool School Forum.
I am an engineer. So, being completely ignorant about pools, I didn't assume right off that I could completely trust TFP either. However, the explanations I have seen here appear to be more thought out and stated unflinchingly. I looked for other reviews and found that the site has a good reputation. So, I hope to learn a lot and be of value some day here.
I'll look at the basics. My main questions now center on "To shock regularly or not." Initial reading has shown me that my 20ppm CYA is much lower than recommended for my SWG application. So, that will be my first action is to try to get that level up. Any advice welcome.
Side note, I just cleaned my cartridge filter for the first time today. It was filthy.
I look forward to meeting you all.