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    Hello - Finally Going To Do It

    Well, after semi-lurking for the past couple of years, I have finally decided to cut the cord with the pool company. Opened pool Sunday - added shock and algeacide (as per pool company). Water is pretty cloudy this year. Just ordered the TF-100 test kit with magnetic stirrer. I am now off to buy bleach, baking soda, borax, and muiratic acid to be ready for when the test kit arrives.

    Can't wait to get started............
    12,000 gallon, in-ground, vinyl liner pool, TF-100 - City water
    Hayward Super II 1-Horsepower Pool Pump and Hayward Pro-Series S244T 24-Inch Top-Mount Sand Filter

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    Re: Hello - Finally Going To Do It

    Welcome to TFP

    great job on filling in your sig, it will help, you probably don't need the baking soda and borax yet, we will know what you will need once you get your first tests.. The Muriatic acid (2 bottles) from lowes and 10% bleach from walmart will get used

    you have probably read everything but check out the SLAM, recommended levels while your waiting for your test kit
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    Re: Hello - Finally Going To Do It

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Hello - Finally Going To Do It

    Don't buy anything that you can't return. Your water may be better than you think. When you get your kit, your first job will be to post up some test results and then we may or may not suggest some changes.

    I think Kentucky is just two days to deliver so your kit will arrive soon.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Hello - Finally Going To Do It

    I've never used anything but this site for pool advice. Trust me - cutting the pool store cord will be the best decision you have ever made regarding your pool.

    Read Pool School over a few times. It really helps. The link is in cowboycasey's signature.
    16 x 32 In-Ground vinyl, 21,000 Gallons, Hayward Cartridge Filter, Hayward Tiger Shark robotic cleaner, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit

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    Re: Hello - Finally Going To Do It

    Welcome And congrats on cutting the cord.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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