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    May 2009
    Philadelphia, PA

    Hello All

    Hi everyone!

    I just purchased a house at the end of February that has an inground pool. I grew up with a pool so I am semi familiar with pool upkeep. I found these forums by a link from

    According to my neighbor the pool was installed about 30 years ago. It is a free form pool shaped to match my property line done by Anthony & Sylvan. I purchased the house as a pre-foreclosure. I got a great deal on the purchase price, but I am finding out the hard way the lack of caring on the old owners part. I was told from the old owner the pool was in good shape but the filter needed to be replaced. Once the show melted I saw the mess he left behind. The pool was drained & uncovered all winter so it stood with 3 feet of swampy water in the deep end. I realized I should not trust a word he said.

    I spent early spring draining, shoveling leaves, and cleaning the pool. I just replaced the filter which looks to be original and the pump which was 7 years old (motor seized) with a Hayward Pro Grid D.E. Filter (48 Sq. Ft) and a Hayward Super Pump 1.5 HP. My official opening was this past weekend for Memorial day. I am working on getting my levels squared away. Water is crystal clear and a cool but refreshing 72 degrees.

    I am sure I will have tons of questions this year so I wanted to introduce myself.
    30 y/o 16,000 Gal free form IG by Anthony & Sylvan
    48 sq/ft Hayward Pro DE filter
    1.5hp super pump

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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: Hello All

    Welcome to TFP. Hopefully the water will warm up soon.
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    20K Gallon 20X36 Vinyl Inground
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter with 1HP Whisperflo Pump. Liquidator C-201 and Solar Heat

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Hello All

    Hi kmfinegan1 and welcome to the forum

    When you get all squared away, how about some pix?
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    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Hello All

    Welcome to TFP!!

    I went to high school (Hill) in Pottstown and have many fond memories of Philly

    Glad everything's going well, now that you've cleaned out the pool and replaced the pump and filter 8)

    I know the pump and filter you have inside and out so, if they ever give you issues, I'll be happy to help tell you exactly what needs be done
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    May 2008
    NE North Carolina

    Re: Hello All

    Welcome to TFP! I grew up in Pottstown and also have many fond memories of Phila. You have definitely come to the right place for great pool advice. Enjoy the "new" pool!
    13,000 gal AGP, Hayward X-Stream 100 sq ft cartridge, 1 HP Hayward Power-Flo Matrix Pump, all on two 6-hour on cycles per day. Baquacil to BBB convert.
    "It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself." - Hyman G. Rickover

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    Re: Hello All

    Welcome! A newb myself to this site but not to pool care I can honestly state there is no better place. Learned so much unlearning what I THOUGHT I knew!

    A fellow Philadelphian! I'm transplanted out here in the middle of a cultural wasteland...any chance I can talk you into being my supplier of Tastykakes?

    13,100 gal (?) IG Plaster Pool, Rectangular (30 feet long, 11 feet wide at 3 feet deep shallow end, 14 feet wide at 6 feet deep end.)
    Pentair Challenger 1hp 2 speed hardwired pump
    Triton II T60 sand filter
    P153 Intermatic digital timer control
    8 gal Liquidator with 3/8" upgrade

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