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Thread: Hi from Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

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    Jun 2016
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Hi from Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

    Hi! I am a wife and mom of 2 hoping for a cool summer in our new Summer Waves Elite 18' x 48" pool. My head is spinning with all of the information I have read to help with a smooth set up (which has been anything but smooth). I am planning on using the original filter pump that came with the pool in addition to an Intex saltwater pump. Any guidance or advice is welcomed!

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    Feb 2014
    Central Minnesota

    Re: Hi from Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

    Welcome to TFP!

    I'm not sure how much you've read into Pool School but there is a wealth of information in there. Get the basics from ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry and move onto other articles such as Recommended Test Kits, Recommended Chemicals and the Chlorine/CYA chart.

    The best thing you can do for you pool is invest in a good home test kit, such as the TF-100 from We can really only give you specific advise based on results from using this test kit or the similar Taylor K-2006 kit. Pool store testing is inconvenient and not reliable.

    Is the pool set up? Have you started filling?
    Joel - TFP Moderator - Minnesota - **Become a TFP Supporter!** Helpful Links: ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry - SLAM Procedure - Chlorine/CYA Chart
    40x20 Pool: 32K Gallons * Vinyl * Bleach Chlorination * Hayward S270T Sand Filter * Pentair SuperFlo 1 HP * Teledyne/Laars Heater * AquaVac Tigershark * TF-100 w/ SpeedStir
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    DFW, Texas

    Re: Hi from Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

    ...and Welcome to TFP!
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