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Thread: New Member from SE Michigan

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    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Brighton, Michigan

    New Member from SE Michigan

    Hello All,
    I've finally decided to make the plunge and put in a pool for the family (3 girls 6, 4 and 15 mos).

    I've learned so much already from all of you and am excited to get the pool completed and am ready to try out a lot of what I've learned already.

    Thanks to all of you that contribute regularly - you really helped me out.

    24k 18 x 36 vinyl inground, Pentair pump, DE filter & 250 BTU heater, SWG

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    AnnaK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Eastern Pennsylvania

    Re: New Member from SE Michigan

    What a nice post.

    Welcome to TFP!

    12,500 gal AGP, Hayward sand filter, Pentair 2-speed pump, timer.
    Please visit our Pool Issues pages for information about step weights, managing the solar cover, and PoolSkim.

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    Join Date
    May 2008
    SE Michigan

    Re: New Member from SE Michigan

    Welcome to TFP. Sheesh, I need to post more. We're in Salem Township. Make sure you have a good test kit so you're ready when the water goes in.

    I bought my TF 100 a week before our pool was installed last year. Read a lot and follow the advise here and you'll love having a pool instead of making trips to the pool store.

    This year it has cost me about $12.00 a month in chemicals to maintain my pool. Others have asked what I use and when I tell them they don't really trust the advise and go spend $100.00 a trip at the pool store. You can lead a horse to water......

    Enjoy your pool.


    16 x 32 Doughboy AGP
    Doughboy 17" AquaView sand filter
    1 HP, 2 Spd. pump
    (4) 2 x 20 Sunheater Solar Heat
    Solar cover w/reel
    TF 100 Test Kit

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    Re: New Member from SE Michigan

    I love it when people are proactive and find us BEFORE they have a problem!
    We have members that can assist and advise you every step of the way during your build, start-up, and maintenance!

    Welcome to TFP!

    8200 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, manually chlorinated with 10% liquid, salt added to ~2000, 12" sand filter, 1600gph pump, TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, Chlorine/CYA Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Butterfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: New Member from SE Michigan

    Hi Matt,

    Welcome to you and all the girlz
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    krcossin's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Detroit Burbs

    Re: New Member from SE Michigan

    Welcome to TFP neighbor!
    My family just loves our pool, I know yours will too.
    It won't take long for you to understand the BBB and soon you will be checking and adjusting and find it a challenge to find that balance.
    2007 - 24' AG Doughboy Desert Spring dished 1.5', with DB Power Pak II-1hp pump, DB Sequel I Plus DE, Hayward H-Series Heater 100k + 8gal LQ.

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