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    Coach looking to be COACHED up on NEW POOL.......

    Hello, ALL......glad a site like TFP is available for NEWBS like me. I really want to be the POOL GUY myself (make sure it gets done right) and I'm SURE this will be the most valuable resource for me.......any EARLY-MUST suggestions for my NEW BAHIA?

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    Re: Coach looking to be COACHED up on NEW POOL.......

    you want a kit that has an FAS-DPD test for chlorine most get the TF-100 form TFTestkits.net the speed stir is a nice option too.
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    Re: Coach looking to be COACHED up on NEW POOL.......

    Welcome to TFP!

    Do yourself a favor and get the TF-100 kit. All the tests you need with enough reagents to last a while. Get the Speed Stir option if you can as well. It makes testing easier, more reliable and dare I say... more fun. See link in my signature.

    In general, it's best to fill from the city water if possible. Well water is a chance for metals contamination and you don't want to be staining those new pool walls.

    Spend some time in Pool School and ask questions.

    Also... pictures of the pool are always appreciated!
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    Re: Coach looking to be COACHED up on NEW POOL.......

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool!

    Yep, get that test kit and we can go from there on balancing your wter.

    Have you added CYA, aka stabilizer, to your pool? Have you put any chlorine in it? Who is doing start up (usually first 30 days)? You or the PB? Do you have any instructions from the PB?

    Start on your homework here, Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

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    Re: Coach looking to be COACHED up on NEW POOL.......

    thanks for the welcome......i haven't done anything to pool yet-personally.......PB was here for first 3 days after filling and did their thing.....will be by once a week for month/month and a half.........uploading pics soon......water has been getting clearer and clearer as they began their "prepping" treatment.....
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    Re: Coach looking to be COACHED up on NEW POOL.......

    15000 gallon pool (15x30 + 7x7 sitting area), IG-Blue Pebble, Sand Filter-Hayward Pro Series, Pump-Hayward Tristar VS pump, Water Test Kit-TF 100, NEW POOL-COMPLETED ON 5/7/16, City Water w/no restriction, Dolphin M400

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