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    New Pool Owner

    Hey everyone-

    I'm new to OWNING a pool. My family and I moved in a couple months ago, and we're loving it. Fortunately my parents have a pool and my Mom has been helping me get my water tested. I immediately realized this was going to be an inconvenience driving across town. More importantly, I immediately realized I was at the mercy of the pool store on what I needed to maintain my pool.

    I was THIS close to purchasing a PHin unit like a truly lazy bum, but decided to do some research first and see if I could maintain this thing on my own. I'm glad I did because I stumbled onto this forum and have read through almost all of the material (not forums) the last day or so. I've already learned a lot.

    My TF-100 test kit is on its way, and I am looking forward to getting started. I know very little, but I am very eager to become very good at this. I have young kids, so I want to be completely sure I am keeping them safe in their playground.

    If I need to tweak my signature, or provide more info, just let me know.

    Thanks
    Pool: 12.4K gal, IG plaster (Crystal Stones), Spa

    Equipment: Pentair 200 sq. ft. Cartridge, 1x2HP pump and 1x1HP pump (for Polaris), Polaris 280 sweep, Built 2003, CP-3400 Pool Controls, TF100 Kit w/ speed stir

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    Hello and welcome to FTP! Ordering the TF-100 was the best step you could make. At some point, if you didn't include it in your original order, make sure to get yourself a "Speed Stir" so you can mix like a pro. Very nice product to have in your TFP toolbox. Great to have you with us.
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    Re: New Pool Owner

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll order one of those now!
    Pool: 12.4K gal, IG plaster (Crystal Stones), Spa

    Equipment: Pentair 200 sq. ft. Cartridge, 1x2HP pump and 1x1HP pump (for Polaris), Polaris 280 sweep, Built 2003, CP-3400 Pool Controls, TF100 Kit w/ speed stir

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    Re: New Pool Owner

    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on the new pool. Glad we could save you from the phin. Here's a big secret, TFP is the lazy person's way to maintain a pool. It just seems complicated at first. After you do it for a while it is easy as cake.
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    Re: New Pool Owner

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on the new pool. Glad we could save you from the phin. Here's a big secret, TFP is the lazy person's way to maintain a pool. It just seems complicated at first. After you do it for a while it is easy as cake.
    My brain is slowly starting to comprehend all the chemicals and how they interact...sort of like staring at the matrix. Looking forward to actually beginning to test and add chemicals so I can get first hand experience.
    Pool: 12.4K gal, IG plaster (Crystal Stones), Spa

    Equipment: Pentair 200 sq. ft. Cartridge, 1x2HP pump and 1x1HP pump (for Polaris), Polaris 280 sweep, Built 2003, CP-3400 Pool Controls, TF100 Kit w/ speed stir

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