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Thread: Hello from Warm & Sunny El Dorado Hills, CA

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    Hello from Warm & Sunny El Dorado Hills, CA

    I recently bought a home with a pool and currently have a pool service. I am planning to discontinue the service and take this on myself. I do not know much about pool maintenance, but am eager to learn. It is great to know there is a support group out there!


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    Re: Hello from Warm & Sunny El Dorado Hills, CA

    Outstanding! Welcome to TFP! You're making a good move. Just make sure to start with the right test kit. I recommend the TF-100 (link below). Here is some more info that may help you:
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    Re: Hello from Warm & Sunny El Dorado Hills, CA

    Quote Originally Posted by Lomond View Post
    I recently bought a home with a pool and currently have a pool service. I am planning to discontinue the service and take this on myself. I do not know much about pool maintenance, but am eager to learn. It is great to know there is a support group out there!

    Congratulations and welcome! I am right around the corner in Rocklin. So we have similar climates (HOT!) and sometimes cold. I got rid of my pool guy about 2 months ago and my pool has been sparkling clear using the methods here. You won't go wrong.

    Hopefully the pool guy didnt mess up the pool too bad and put too much CYA in it. If he did, I would probably just use recommended doses of chlorine, be sure to not let it drop below the minimum (or else you're in BIG trouble if you get algae) and just let the water "splash" and run-out during the rains this year (hopefully we get some).

    That way, with our drought, you don't have to dump pool water.
    20k IG Irish Mist Pebble Sheen, Pentair IntelliFlo, Easy Touch, Clean and Clear 520, Solar Heating. Use Taylor K2006.

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    Re: Hello from Warm & Sunny El Dorado Hills, CA

    Hey Rocklin Neighbor- Thanks for the tips. I will purchase the test kit Texas Splash recommended (Thank you Texas Splash). This kit tests CYA. Hopefully my pool guy did me right maintaining the proper CYA level.

    Enjoy the cooler weather in Rocklin the next few days and jump in that pool when it heats up over 100 this weekend!!
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