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    Another Newbie in NJ and this is a great site!!!!

    Never imagined words such as gizmo, SWG, pool shock, Polaris, etc would be part of my life / vocabulary but they are now!! Great information, insights and wisdom on this site make me feel less paranoid about owning a pool. Already becoming a Polaris expert after disassembling (and re-assembling, three times!) and fixing my Polaris but I know this is my first (of many) baby step in knowing the pool.

    Thanks in advance for all your input / wisdom!
    25,000 Gal, in-ground w/ vinyl liner
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    Re: Another Newbie in NJ and this is a great site!!!!

    No questions? LOL. That's a first
    25 + year pool owner. Current pool (going on 11th year) - 38K gallon in ground Gunite/White Plaster, Spillover Spa, Hayward Cartridge Filter, Hayward 450k BTU NG Heater, Hayward Goldline Aqua Logic control with T-Cell-15 Salt Water Cell, Dolphin Explorer.
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    Re: Another Newbie in NJ and this is a great site!!!!

    Thanks for the feedback and words of encouragement. Summer is almost here!
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    Re: Another Newbie in NJ and this is a great site!!!!

    Thought I would go to appropriate / relevant thread I am wondering whether I should get solar heating panels (EcoSaver?) to extend our season a bit - not necessarily heat up the water too much. We do have a heater but the previous owner did not recommend due to cost (i think it is an electric one).
    25,000 Gal, in-ground w/ vinyl liner
    Hayward SP2303VSP (1.5 HP) / DE filter (4820)
    Aqua Rite SWG / T-CELL-9 (v1.5)
    Polaris 380, PB4-60 Booster Pump (post-2012) / Aqua Heat Pump (S95)
    TF-100 Test Kit with Speedstir

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    Re: Another Newbie in NJ and this is a great site!!!!

    Nice post! Thanks for the feedback!

    Do you use a solar cover already? They help a lot. Solar also works great if you have a nice south facing or west facing roof to install panels.
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    Re: Another Newbie in NJ and this is a great site!!!!

    Welcome! Enjoy the site!!!
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    Re: Another Newbie in NJ and this is a great site!!!!

    Thanks for the feedback. Thinking about using the solar cover first (rather painful and cumbersome to cover / uncover because it is not anchored to the deck, hence the previous owner did not use often). My son and I prefer cooler water below 80 (not the wifey ) but may start using the cover to extend the season a bit. Thanks!
    25,000 Gal, in-ground w/ vinyl liner
    Hayward SP2303VSP (1.5 HP) / DE filter (4820)
    Aqua Rite SWG / T-CELL-9 (v1.5)
    Polaris 380, PB4-60 Booster Pump (post-2012) / Aqua Heat Pump (S95)
    TF-100 Test Kit with Speedstir

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