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    Hello from first time pool owner in Louisiana

    Hello from hot and muggy Louisiana! My family and I just moved into a home less than a month ago with an in-ground pool and have never owned or maintained a pool before so we will be learning everything starting from step 1. I'm still trying to get all the details for the pool before I post questions but we are already starting to notice problems so any and all help will be greatly appreciated. So glad to have been referred to this site by a friend. Looks like it will be a terrific resource.
    David McCoy
    11K gal, IG fiberglass, Hayward self-priming pump, Pentair FNS Plus filter DE filter, Polaris cleaning robot, TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Hello from first time pool owner in Louisiana

    Welcome!

    Here is a good place to start Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    It would be a good idea to immediately order a test kit. The sooner you get it the sooner you can take control of your pool. We recommend the TF-100 (link in signature) or the Taylor 2006. The TF-100 is the better deal.

    Let us know if you have any questions!
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    Re: Hello from first time pool owner in Louisiana

    Thank you!

    David McCoy
    11K gal, IG fiberglass, Hayward self-priming pump, Pentair FNS Plus filter DE filter, Polaris cleaning robot, TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Hello from first time pool owner in Louisiana

    Hello David and welcome to TFP! While you take the time to read the TFP Pool School and bookmark the vital links below in my sig, I would highly encourage you to procure the proper test kit. TFP recommends either a TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C (link below). Those are the only test kits proven to test at the levels recommended and/or required to ensure accuracy. I hope you'll make that step #1. If you have any water issues, that will be our first question - test kit results. From there, it's very easy and we can help guide you.

    Great to have you with us on what should be yet another sweltering day. Have a nice day.
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    Re: Hello from first time pool owner in Louisiana

    I ordered the TF-100 test kit today. Is there a good way to guesstimate how many gallons the pool holds? I have no idea and it wasn't on the real-estate listing.
    David McCoy
    11K gal, IG fiberglass, Hayward self-priming pump, Pentair FNS Plus filter DE filter, Polaris cleaning robot, TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Hello from first time pool owner in Louisiana

    One way is to use the Poolmath calculator (link below). There's a pool sizing tool on there that can help you get close.
    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
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    Re: Hello from first time pool owner in Louisiana

    Pics of some the equipment is attached.

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    David McCoy
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    Re: Hello from first time pool owner in Louisiana

    Welcome to TFP!
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