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    Fired my pool guy and ready to start learning

    So I bought a house with a pool and a spa and knew nothing about either, but I'm a handy, DIY kinda guy. I was planning on keeping my pool guy around while I was getting the hang of it, but after he told me "he doesn't spend a lot of time chasing PH", I had a feeling it wasn't going to work out. He also only uses test strips.

    I've ordered a K-2006 test kit and few other items I've seen recommended here. I look forward to learning and contributing to this forum. Thanks for all the advice so far.
    Memphis, TN.
    Pool IG, 20K gallon, Gunite. Triton Sand filter, Pentair Pump, Polaris 280, Doheny Discovery Dolphin, Chlorinating Liquid, Rock Water Feature, New Plaster 2015
    Spa 450 gal, Tropic Seas Waikiki 864L, Bromine
    Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Fired my pool guy and ready to start learning

    Glad to hear you decided to take charge of your pool. That's the best way to do it. If you have any questions about testing or the recommended chemicals, just let us know.
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    Re: Fired my pool guy and ready to start learning

    Doesn't spend a lot of time chasing pH. Wow.

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    8,500gal plaster in-ground with attached spa, two floor drains, one skimmer. Chlorine, City Water.
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    Kreepy Krauly Cruiser, TF-100 with SpeedStir. :D

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    Re: Fired my pool guy and ready to start learning

    Welcome

    I found TFPC to be so very easy after the first month or so of paying close attention to achieving chemical balance and getting comfortable with testing methodology.

    I love TFPC. No shocking, no greening - just keep the FC in range everyday, and water keeps on sparkling. Taking care of my pool now is dang near boring . . .
    Chas & Cheryl (first-time, second-year pool owners)
    Radiant Metric Oval AGP 16'x32'x52"; Pentair: Clean&Clear 150 Cartridge, OptiFlo 1.5 Hp 2-spd, and 320C Feeder (all mounted below water level); Taylor K-2006 & SpeedStir; Maytronics Dolphin E10 (aka Einstein)
    installation pics (2015-2016)

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    Re: Fired my pool guy and ready to start learning

    Did your pool guy go to Rio?
    16X32 AB, Pentair SD filter, 3/4hp Pentair Optiflo, CircuPool RJ30+ swg, TF 100

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