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    Jul 2015
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Ready For Pool School

    We bought this house four years ago despite the large pool out back, but we quickly grew to love the pool. The first year we had a pool maintenance company take care of everything. Nice results, but very expensive. Then three years of depending on the local pool store for everything. Mixed results, and still expensive. I'm ready to learn how to do this. So glad to know TFP is here!
    20 x 60 IG, 45,000 gal, plaster, built 1970s; Pentair 2HP pump, Eclipse sand filter, Raypak gas heater, TF-100 test kit. Photo: zpsmlmzlwml.jpg

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    Aug 2014
    Northern IL

    Re: Ready For Pool School


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    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Ready For Pool School

    Welcome to TFP!

    School starts right here, Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    I recommend getting a TF100 from I've been buying mine from there for 4 years now.

    Oh, and people are going to want to see pics of that big, old pool. Easiest way is to create a Photobucket account for free, upload pics, copy the IMG code to the right of the pic and paste it in your post. That will embed the pic right into your thread for all to see.
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    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

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    Mod Squad YippeeSkippy's Avatar
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    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Ready For Pool School

    Welcome Pete ! I do so love those older ginormous pools.

    Taunt me a bit- it has a diving board too, right?!? <deep sigh> I used to love to dive <wipes tear from eye>

    Pics please!!
    Maddie :) 12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

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