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    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Houston, Tx

    It's hot in Houston

    Hello everyone. My name is John and I live in Houston. My wife has been bugging me about a pool for a couple of years now, but I have been less than interested. Just didn't want to spend thousands of dollars on a white elephant the never got used and sucked up all my spare time and money. My wife is unable to take care of a pool due to health problems, so it would have fallen to me to maintain it or pay someone else. Though I'm still not convinced, a few weeks ago I relented and agreed to a starter pool. Ordered an 18' x 54" Intex ultra frame w/SWG. It's currently on the road somewhere between Cali. and Houston. I have my yard prepared, TF-100 kit ordered, putting in the electric connection tomorrow, and will test my water shortly in preparation for lining up chems. I will likely need. Oh, and reading through Pool School of course.

    This forum seems to be a wealth of information and helpful folks. It is far and away the most complete forum I have found, congrats to everyone here. I will say "thanks" in advance, as I'm sure to be calling upon you all in the near future.
    Intex 22 x 52 Ultra frame, 10,400 gals
    Intex 2600 gl/hr sand filter

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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: It's hot in Houston

    Hi John,

    You have done a great job getting ready for your new pool

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: It's hot in Houston

    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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    Re: It's hot in Houston

    You will be glad you did your homework ahead of time! Taking care of a properly maintained pool only takes a few minutes each day!

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    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    S. California

    Re: It's hot in Houston

    Welcome John!

    And I agree that this site is the most helpful you could possibly hope for in this regard, not to mention the friendly folks who are genuinely interested in assisting even Intex newbies such as you and I

    I am you, except located in California, and all has gone smoothly. Before setting up the pool I read pool school, read a bunch of archives to understand the practical application, got a test kit, and asked a few initial questions. The response was as friendly as it was informative.

    Although it's only been a little over 3 weeks since I opened our new pool, that thing is spotless and looks as good as the day I filled it. I could not have done it without this site, and in appreciation plan to make a donation shortly.

    Best wishes to you and your family with your new pool !

    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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