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    resch

    New pool owners... No idea what we are doing ROFL!!! We figure we can learn.

    24'/52" AG Vinyl Printed Liner
    1hp - 1 speed pump, hubby has nice manual timer and we will be using it altho pool store tells us not to turn off pump.
    Currently started up with Bioguard Smart Sticks on Sat. After reading posts here we would like to move to the BBB method.

    Not sure if anyone can help. I got a small package of chemicals to start and 3 days later ended up spending $90 at pool store just to get me thru the next week eeek! Thankful we found this forum after I told hubby that I was sure that the Balance Pak 100 was the same thing as baking soda-- I was right!

    Going to go find the place to post first water test and what they told me to add and what I have added thus far....

    Nice to meet you all!!! Thanks so much for such a great service!
    **2009 installed 24'/52" AG Vinyl 25mil Printed Liner, 14,000 gallons
    1hp Pentair/Sta-Rite 150# Sand Filter hard plumbed w/timer, 31.5 GPM pump volume.
    'Lil Shark Automatic Vacuum. Addicted to our TF100 Kit :)
    **1995 installed 440 gallon Softub. Indoor use only. Previously used BaquaSpa. :( Would like to convert spa to BBB in 2017. ANY GUIDANCE WELCOMED!

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    Re: resch

    Welcome to TFP

    We have the same sized pool. I suggest reading every article in pool school 3x's over...it will give you a baseline and help you make sense of everything we try to explain in the forums. You'll love BBB...we went from spending an avg of $140 a month on chems to maybe $10 a month now that we installed a cheap little $200 intex saltwater chlorine generator...Bleach is equally affordable when you take into account the cost of the SWCG.

    What I can tell you is that you NEED a good test kit...either the TF100 (from tftestkits.net) or the taylor k2006. I know it may seem like a lot of money for a test kit, but you will pay for it over and over by avoiding chemicals you simply do no need and having the power of reliably knowing what's going on with your pool water whenever you feel like it.

    Now get us some test results and we can point you in the right direction
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: resch

    Nice to meet you!!!! We are Nascar Fans too!!

    I am in the middle of posting my test results right now on the other forum.

    Thanks for the reply!!
    **2009 installed 24'/52" AG Vinyl 25mil Printed Liner, 14,000 gallons
    1hp Pentair/Sta-Rite 150# Sand Filter hard plumbed w/timer, 31.5 GPM pump volume.
    'Lil Shark Automatic Vacuum. Addicted to our TF100 Kit :)
    **1995 installed 440 gallon Softub. Indoor use only. Previously used BaquaSpa. :( Would like to convert spa to BBB in 2017. ANY GUIDANCE WELCOMED!

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    Re: resch

    Your very welcome...wonderful cool summer we are having huh?

    I have been a Jr/Sr fan for a while, but honestly it's getting a little tiring watching jr finish mid pack each weekend

    Now that I know you are up north (nice to see another new yorker...you'll find we are well outnumbers by Texans and Carolinians (sp?)...One thing I forgot to mention is you may want to consider a solar heating panel, such as the FAFCO 4x20 Solar Bear Panel I use, coupled with a solar cover, we have been able to enjoy water in the 78-85deg range and we have barely had any days where the high temp was above 85deg with overnight lows into the low 60's.

    Strange summer
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: resch

    Welcome to the forum
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    Re: resch

    Also...on your pump run time comment...we only run our pump from 8:30am-3:30pm...7hrs and the water is pristine...here are a few pics you can look at our set-up


    http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/dmanb2b/
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