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    New guy from Tenn!

    Hi all,

    We are almost ready to break ground on our new pool. I can't wait. But sometimes , I won't lie, I wonder if I am doing the right thing getting one. I read all the problems people have that are on here and they ask for advice. I wonder how soon I will be that guy. I wonder if it will be overwhelming. I wonder if every spare minute I have will be spent working on the pool.

    We are getting an 18 x 36 liner pool. I do plan to get a salt system and a automatic cleaner. Any other suggestions from you guys on making my life easier would be appreciated.

    I am new here and this is my first post. I have been looking and reading awhile. I look forward to using this forum in the future.

    Thanks alot, Josh
    My Intro Page: tfp-wanna-be-checking-in-t27499.html
    20K Gal IG Pool - Resurfaced 11/14 w/ Super Blue Diamond Brite
    I test with TF-100 and SpeedStir
    1.5Pentair / 36sq DE filter
    Polaris 380 (love this thing)

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    Nov 2009
    Sacramento, CA

    Re: New guy from Tenn!

    You will be fine...the fact that you are here before you have problems (or even a pool) puts you at a huge advantage. If you learn and utilize the tenets promoted here you will likely never be "that guy."
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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: New guy from Tenn!

    Any other suggestions from you guys on making my life easier would be appreciated.
    Yep, get yourself one of the good test kits. You can see the test kit comparison in Pool School. The fav around here is the TF100.

    Enjoy your pool!.......and remember it is a swimming pool and not rocket science

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    Jan 2009
    Northern Middle Tn.

    Re: New guy from Tenn!

    Welcome to TFP Josh Where in Tenn are you located??? I'm out in the country north of Nashville.
    Good luck with your build.

    16x38 FG, 20,400G, 1HP/2sp Tristar pump, Hayward 425sq ft cart. filter, Pro Logic4, SWCG, 3 returns, 2 main drains, 1 skimmer, 4 Pentair deck jets, Hayward Phantom pressure cleaner/booster pump, TF-100 of course :-)orthofish-s-pool-build-finally-t13179.html

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    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: New guy from Tenn!

    Welcome to TFP!!

    By coming here before you have trouble, you've pretty much guaranteed that you won't have any

    I hope you'll document your build for our viewing pleasure (we LOVE pics )
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    Re: New guy from Tenn!

    welcome vol61.. I'm in west of oak ridge. This is my first full season with a pool and it's not very time consuming. I could probably spend less time on maintenance, but really it's relaxing to do. The construction part is slow (especially if it's rainy) at times and can get stressful but the end product is worth it.
    With a good test kit and this site you'll do fine,. I'm brand new at it,, but so far,,,,, so good!
    21000 Gallons I/G,,Vinyl,, 1.5 H.P. Hayward Pump,, Hayward Sand Filter S244T.. Liquidator.

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    Apr 2008
    Acton Maine

    Re: New guy from Tenn!

    Welcome, we will help make it TF!
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    Variable speed Pentair intelliflo superpump
    420 Clean and Clear Plus cartridge filter.
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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: New guy from Tenn!

    Welcome to TFP!
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