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    Newbie

    Hi. Joined the site to learn, so I know for myself...
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    Re: Newbie

    Well look at you! Location fill in! Siggy filled out! THANKS!

    Do you have a test kit yet? THAT is the number one thing to get to take care of it yourself! Look in my siggy for the one we use and love.

    Here is somethings I share with people new to caring for a pool:

    Here are some links you will need when you are starting up a pool.


    Print these out:
    Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    Bookmark these:
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/calc.html

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Make sure to ask any and all questions you might have no matter how small! We have all been where you are at one point.

    Kim
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    Re: Newbie

    Welcome, eh?

    The test kit is gonna be the tough one up in Canuckistan. This is the most recent information I've seen. Test kits in Canada
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Newbie

    Welcome to TFP!
    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
    Vital Links: POOL SCHOOL, RECOMMENDED LEVELS, RECOMMENDED CHEMICALS, Poolmath Calculator, SLAM, Chlorine/CYA CHART.
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    Re: Newbie

    Thanks, much appreciated...love the Mountie.

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    Thanks.

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    Some light reading...learning already.
    SteveS

    16' x 50' - 95K L (25000 gallon) I.G. Vinyl liner 12.5 Liquid Chlorine
    Wicor Pantera P24 Sand Filter Pentair Superflo Variable Speed Pump
    Zodiac 3510WD Robotic Cleaner Raypak R336A Heater. ​Taylor K2006c test kit

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    Re: Newbie

    Welcome to TFP! I am also a pool boy!
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    Re: Newbie

    Hey Ricahard...just bought the Taylor K2006 6 with Fas-DPD for $128 cdn..which is probably around $90-95 us on Amazon. That price includes delivery to my home. Cheapest, and most convenient I could fine North of the border...seemed like a good deal...calling all Canadians to check out Amazon.ca if you want to find a reasonably priced test kit..

    The test kit is gonna be the tough one up in Canuckistan. This is the most recent information I've seen. Test kits in Canada[/QUOTE]
    SteveS

    16' x 50' - 95K L (25000 gallon) I.G. Vinyl liner 12.5 Liquid Chlorine
    Wicor Pantera P24 Sand Filter Pentair Superflo Variable Speed Pump
    Zodiac 3510WD Robotic Cleaner Raypak R336A Heater. ​Taylor K2006c test kit

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    Re: Newbie

    Excellent.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Newbie

    Welcome!
    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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    Re: Newbie

    Thanks Casey. Learning lots since I joined. Looking forward to using my new Taylor 2006...that just arrived today. Got home after dark so have to wait until tomorrow to use it. Lol.
    SteveS

    16' x 50' - 95K L (25000 gallon) I.G. Vinyl liner 12.5 Liquid Chlorine
    Wicor Pantera P24 Sand Filter Pentair Superflo Variable Speed Pump
    Zodiac 3510WD Robotic Cleaner Raypak R336A Heater. ​Taylor K2006c test kit

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