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    First time pool owner, please be gentle!

    Hi all! I just want to say I love the information I have read on this site over the past few weeks. Bought a house with a pool last July and one of the conditions of the sell was that we got a brand new liner out of the seller. Don't yet know enough about pools to know whether or not that is a deal or not (maybe should have went saltwater?) but my 6 y.o. loved swimming the last few months of the summer last year. Other than filling the pool last year and adding what the "local pool store" said I was clueless. Now I have a better understanding of where and what I need to do thanks to this site. Looking forward to talking with everyone.
    24K gal figure-8 shaped, IG vinyl, Hayward S-244T sand filter, pump ? label is gone (1.5 hp A.O Smith CX Y56Y motor attached to pump), Taylor K-2006, Dolphin Active 30i

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    Re: First time pool owner, please be gentle!

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    You are going to have a much cheaper summer maintaining better water than you had last year

    Glad you found us.
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    Re: First time pool owner, please be gentle!


    If you decide to go salt water, you can install the system yourself for around $800 for your pool. Don't sweat not getting the seller to do it.
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    Re: First time pool owner, please be gentle!

    Welcome to TFP crimsonson

    Stick with us and that "clueless" feeling will slowly fade away as your pool becomes cleaner, clearer and less expensive to maintain doing it yourself
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    Re: First time pool owner, please be gentle!

    Welcome! Read all you can in pool school! Ask anything you need answered and will get you set straight. Enjoy the forum!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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