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Thread: New member with old pool, trying to recover from a year of "professional" service

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    Jul 2016
    Chesapeake, VA

    New member with old pool, trying to recover from a year of "professional" service

    Hello! Been lurking for a while but figured it's finally time to join.

    Wife and I bought a house in 2014 which came with an old pool. In 2015, we paid for professional pool service. Took them several weeks and dozens of pounds and gallons of various chemicals to get it clear, and a couple months later they'd put so much stabilizer in the pool they told me I needed to empty it and refill most of the pool. There was enough algae by then to turn it green, but with help from this forum I cleared it up myself. In September our pool robot (which the pool service used without permission) expired, followed shortly thereafter by the Super Pump. After letting everything turn green again the pool service closed our pool, marking the end of our contract and our desire to pay purported professionals to "maintain" our pool.

    After opening in June, I haven't yet found success trying to revive the pool myself, but I think I'm getting really close.

    19,000 Gallon IG // Age Unknown // Vinyl Liner // Hayward Sand Filter// Hayward Super Pump with 1-1/8 HP 2-Speed AOSmith Motor // TF-100 Test Kit

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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    Re: New member with old pool, trying to recover from a year of "professional" service

    Welcome to TFP!

    Ask away with any questions. With your TF-100 and liquid chlorine you should be able to clear it up.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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