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    Apr 2016
    South East USA

    Things I learned from TFP site...

    I learned some great stuff from the TFP site and it has made a world of difference to my pool.

    Please add to the list:

    1. A test kit is very important.

    2. Using a test kit I can balance my pool and get sparkly water using (mostly) grocery store products instead of expensive pool store products.

    3. Using a test kit and grocery store products I can balance my pool for the season for less than $100, instead of at least $300 - $400 using pool store products.

    4. Once my pool is balanced I can run my pumps for just 3 - 4 hours a day instead of 9 hours, saving electricity and wear-and-tear.

    5. Once my pool is balanced I can set SWG output to 30% - 50% instead of 100%.

    6. Before opening pump to get the strainer, switch the valve to 'closed' to prevent water from flowing back to the pool. The pump will prime much faster.

    7. I can use a return jet easily to fill the hose for vacuuming.

    8. Pressure gauges ARE useful.

    9. I only need to backwash when my pressure gauge reads 10% above normal (See # 8).

    10. A rock is the most practical item to prevent the skimmer basket from floating.



    ~22,000 gallons, freeform, Pebbletec, beach entry AquaRite SWCG v1.33 Jandy Lite2 heater 1.5 hp pump for main draw, skimmer and Hayward sand filter 1.5 hp booster pump for Paramount PCC2000 in-floor cleaner, skimmer, debris containment canister, and waterfall Pentair Intellibrite 5g LED light in Pentair stainless wet niche Auto-fill deactivated

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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: Things I learned from TFP site...

    Very nice list isn't it great...
    Pool: Intex 16x32 15000 gal, 2 speed 340042, Pentair CC320 Filter, CircuPool SJ45 Salt System, Intermatic PE653RC; Hot Tub: 650 Gal SWG Megachlor
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