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    New kid here

    Good morning everyone... my name is Travis. Just bought a new house with an existing in ground pool. The owners let the pool sit for a few weeks and it turned pretty green. This is my first saltwater & in ground pool. Just stopping in and saying hi... and taking in all the great tech articles on here. Looks like there is plenty of knowledge here to combat this algae! Wish me luck.
    30K'ish SWG vinyl in ground.
    1 hp pump
    Hayward Sand filter
    Hayward H40

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    Re: New kid here

    Hello Travis and welcome to TFP! If you plan on taking 100% control of your pool and clearing that green water (and we hope you do), your first two objectives will be:
    1 - Obtain the proper test kit (TF-100 link below)
    2 - Review and be prepared to perform a TFP "SLAM" (link below)

    The other links in my signature will help you as well. Great to have you with us.
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    Re: New kid here

    Quote Originally Posted by TDavis View Post
    Wish me luck.
    Good luck!
    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: New kid here

    Good luck with your pool as I was in the same boat when we bought a house with a pool - this is my first "full" season and learned tremendously through this site (and doing them). SLAM works well and make sure you check / clean your filter - and I didn't turn on my SWG until the water is clear.
    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: New kid here

    Welcome to TFP and congrats on the new pool!
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    Re: New kid here

    Thanks everyone!... here is a pic of what I am starting with...

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    30K'ish SWG vinyl in ground.
    1 hp pump
    Hayward Sand filter
    Hayward H40

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    Re: New kid here

    Took me about 4-5 days so be patient
    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: New kid here

    Welp,went through the TFP SLAM... got the pool clear and beautiful. Just to find out my Hayward H40 chlorine generator isn't working. Consulted the google... and found a very helpful thread here on TFP!!!! I took the panel off, touched the current limiter and it crumbled. Got a new one on order and hopefully will be here in a couple days and I will re solder the new one in and pray I'm back in business. For the meantime, I will continue to monitor and add chlorine as needed.

    All in all, I have had to jump through some hoops... but its websites like this that have a ton of useful info and threads that make owning a pool a little less scary.
    30K'ish SWG vinyl in ground.
    1 hp pump
    Hayward Sand filter
    Hayward H40

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