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    Hello

    Hi all, wanted to get the kiddos a pool for the summer and found this site while shopping.
    Really happy I found this forum because being a mechanic I like to do everything myself and try to research as much as I can. I bought a cheap test kit from Walmart to get me started but my tf100 will be here tomorrow. Just trying to keep the cl and ph in check till I can test for more. I am already finding myself looking at an Intex sand filter and swcg lol. This little pump that comes with the pool is pretty laughable, but what do ya want for a 70 dollar pool. If I can successfully manage the pool without stressing myself out I already want to upgrade to something like a big Intex pool. Thanks for reading and thanks in advance. Ed
    3200 gal. 15'x33" above ground vinyl pool. Intex 2100gph sand filter w/ type b adapters for my baby size pool fittings. Filled from city water. TF-100 test kit w/ magnetic stirrer. Used trichlor tabs at the start to get cya up. Just using bbb.

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome. Better equipment makes managing a little larger pool a LOT easier.
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
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    Re: Hello

    Thanks Woody, is that Intex Krystal clear sand filter and swcg a decent setup or should I be looking at something else when I upgrade?
    3200 gal. 15'x33" above ground vinyl pool. Intex 2100gph sand filter w/ type b adapters for my baby size pool fittings. Filled from city water. TF-100 test kit w/ magnetic stirrer. Used trichlor tabs at the start to get cya up. Just using bbb.

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome!

    Here's something you need to know about. They also sell them in most pool stores.


    Soaks up oils. So if you come home and jump in the pool after getting a 90 weight shampoo or an ATF shower, you won't leave a slick on the surface. If you do leave a ring, Mr Clean Magic Erasers will remove it.
    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: Hello

    Thanks! Makes sense. I've got something similar in the bilge of my boat. Never would of thought of that for the pool.
    3200 gal. 15'x33" above ground vinyl pool. Intex 2100gph sand filter w/ type b adapters for my baby size pool fittings. Filled from city water. TF-100 test kit w/ magnetic stirrer. Used trichlor tabs at the start to get cya up. Just using bbb.

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on the new pool. We started with one like that 12 years or so ago. Lots of upgrades since then. The Intex sand and SWG is a nice upgrade from the Intex cartridge filter. Lots of people here use them.

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    Re: Hello

    Thank you. I believe I will be getting the sand filter for sure. Maybe the swg when we upsize the pool!
    3200 gal. 15'x33" above ground vinyl pool. Intex 2100gph sand filter w/ type b adapters for my baby size pool fittings. Filled from city water. TF-100 test kit w/ magnetic stirrer. Used trichlor tabs at the start to get cya up. Just using bbb.

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to TFP
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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