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    Jul 2016

    New Hoosier Member

    Just wanted to thank each of you that participate on this forum offering a wealth of knowledge with such a willingness to teach. It really is refreshing. I am a first time home owner as two weeks ago when I closed on our new house. So, my first ever pool opening was in July. I can say now that the water is crystal clear but geesh did it kick my butt. I have a food science background by career choice so these methodologies aren't totally foreign to me and I STILL fell into the pool store trap. Literally 10 trips later along with continuous inconsistent pool store anaitical results (each conveniently solved with glb chemicals) and I said enough! The TF kit arrived today and I can't wait to get home tonight and get to work. I've been using a more generic titration kit that came with the pool supplies left behind but feel my reagents were no longer good. I've been using lab equipment at work to cross check and three days ago added my first Over the counter pool supply if you will being borax to bring up pH. Man I looked funny going through that self check isle at the grocery store. (Borax washing soda and baking soda) well I learned my lesson and have a whole countertop of pool chemicals to remind me that trustworthy data and science does not lie. I will be continually learning from each of you and hope to post my titration specs later tonight.
    12,000 gal, IG, vinyl with a Hayward DE filter. There is a 1.5 hp pump and city water. Currently using tablets in a chlorinator and soon to covert to BBB. I currently have a Taylor kit that came with my pool (built in 97 I just purchased the house) and TF100 delivered!

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    Feb 2014
    Central Minnesota

    Re: New Hoosier Member

    Welcome to TFP!

    Great to have you here and glad you've found a great way to take control of your pool. The beauty of TFP methods is easy home based testing, which is better than the pool store and thereby knowing exactly what your pool needs.

    Feel free to ask questions as they come up and be sure to post your first test results if you'd like some advice!
    Joel - TFP Moderator - Minnesota - **Become a TFP Supporter!** Helpful Links: ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry - SLAM Procedure - Chlorine/CYA Chart
    40x20 Pool: 32K Gallons * Vinyl * Bleach Chlorination * Hayward S270T Sand Filter * Pentair SuperFlo 1 HP * Teledyne/Laars Heater * AquaVac Tigershark * TF-100 w/ SpeedStir
    Isolated Spa - 345 Gallons

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: New Hoosier Member

    Welcome to the forum.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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