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    1st Time Pool Owner Long Time Dad - Not Sure Which is Harder

    Hello from Orange County NY (About 60 miles North of NYC) I am the proud owner of a brand new 21 foot round pool with a Hayward EC50 DE Filter. I have absolutely no pool experience and did this for my 3 beautiful kids. I joined this forum because as I look at this big monster newly erected in my backyard I get this pit in my stomach and listening to all my so called expert friends, none of which have a pool is making me crazy. I hope to learn here and eventually join my kids in their enthusiasm for our new pool.
    ~21 ft Round
    ~52 inches high
    ~11,500 Gallons
    ~Hayward EC50 DE Filter and a 1hp pump. Flow Rate of 50 GPM

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    Re: 1st Time Pool Owner Long Time Dad - Not Sure Which is Harder

    Welcome! You will come to enjoy it, I promise, especially since you are starting off in the right place (here )...
    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
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: 1st Time Pool Owner Long Time Dad - Not Sure Which is Harder

    Welcome to TFP!

    Caring for your pool will be easy. You'll see!

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    Re: 1st Time Pool Owner Long Time Dad - Not Sure Which is Harder

    Welcome, What a great dad you are to do this for your kids. The fact that you came here to learn how to keep your pool clean and safely sanitized shows how much you care. This is a great place to learn. We all started at the begining at one time. Once again, welcome to the group. Kimrst
    5 years 18' Intex Frame pool, July 2009 upgrade, 28ft rnd used Doughboy, 1hs Hayward Power Flow pump, Doughboy DE filter.TF test kit

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    Re: 1st Time Pool Owner Long Time Dad - Not Sure Which is Harder

    How is the pool looking now and what are you using to care for it?
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: 1st Time Pool Owner Long Time Dad - Not Sure Which is Harder

    Thanks for the replies and the encouragement. Right now, the pool looks great. I skim often as we have many trees in our yard. The water is testing good except for low Total Hardness which if I am correct doesn't matter in a vinyl pool. Water temp reached 72 degrees yesterday. My big concern is the pool only gets direct sunlight from 12 noon to about 5:30p.m. Environmental factors prohibited certain tree removal. I will be posting questions as soon as the need arises. (Which I am sure will be soon) Thanks everyone for the help.
    ~21 ft Round
    ~52 inches high
    ~11,500 Gallons
    ~Hayward EC50 DE Filter and a 1hp pump. Flow Rate of 50 GPM

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    Re: 1st Time Pool Owner Long Time Dad - Not Sure Which is Harder

    Spend some time here, read the message threads that look potentially relevant, read pool school, and if you don't have it get a good test kit (either the TF-100 or the Taylor K-2006). If you do this, in about a week or two you will start feeling way more comfortable with your pool.

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    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Re: 1st Time Pool Owner Long Time Dad - Not Sure Which is Harder

    Even if you can't remove a tree, you can probably trim it quite a lot.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: 1st Time Pool Owner Long Time Dad - Not Sure Which is Harder

    Welcome to TFP . You have definitely come to the right place to learn about caring for your pool! Your pool will be sparkling clear all summer long if you follow the advice from these experts.
    13,000 gal AGP, Hayward X-Stream 100 sq ft cartridge, 1 HP Hayward Power-Flo Matrix Pump, all on two 6-hour on cycles per day. Baquacil to BBB convert.
    "It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself." - Hyman G. Rickover

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    Re: 1st Time Pool Owner Long Time Dad - Not Sure Which is Harder

    Welcome to the forum! I have a lot of trees also, ended up getting a heat pump heater as my pool only gets 2 hours of good sun a day after that it is broken sunlight through the trees.
    If you have not read it already "poolschool" is a good read.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-school/
    15ft round above ground pool (6600 gallons)
    Sand filter
    Jandy gas heater
    Intermatic timer

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