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    Newly appointed to keeping the pool running

    Hi there,

    I'm new at maintaining my own pool, since I got rid of the pool guy, and hoped to pick at some of the veterans brains for any upcoming, unforeseen dilemmas which I'm sure are bound to happen.


    Here's to a learning experience.
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    Re: Newly appointed to keeping the pool running

    Welcome to TFP.

    Pool School will be helpful to you.
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    Re: Newly appointed to keeping the pool running

    Welcome to the TFP forum Roguesandman!!!

    I joined this forum myself back in October (apparently!) but never really started paying attention to all the posts until the pool was finally completed around Memorial Day this year. At first I was hesitant that the responses I was getting were either from pool dealers trying to push their products on me, or worse - from other pool owners who THOUGHT they were experts but instead were giving me really bad advice. But I can tell you after just a few short months of being on this forum that NEITHER of those could be further from the truth!! The actual moderators of this forum give very sound advice, and even those who aren't moderators also chime in with as much info as they might know on a topic, but always defer to the "experts" when necessary. And as for those on this forum who are also in the pool industry....I have seen so far that they are all very professional and eager to help in any way they can - without - pushing their products or services on you.

    If you commit yourself to reading everything this forum has to offer - especially the Pool School stuff, and more importantly, actually DO what they tell you to do, I assure you that you'll have a very Trouble Free Pool that your neighbors will envy.

    Welcome again, and good luck with the pool.

    Tim
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    Re: Newly appointed to keeping the pool running

    JohnT and tim_pool_newbie,

    Thanks for the responses and words of encouragement. I look forward to what everyone has to say and hopefully can return the favor to other noobies down the road.
    18K Gallon 14X32 Plaster IG Freeform
    Ecomatic ESC-24 (SWG)
    Hayward DE-4800 Vertical Grid D.E Filter
    WhisperFlo WFE-3 3/4 HP 85 GPM
    Solar Cover

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    Re: Newly appointed to keeping the pool running

    Just make sure you have yourself a good test kit!!! Good luck, it's easier than you think!
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    Re: Newly appointed to keeping the pool running

    Quote Originally Posted by Mona
    Just make sure you have yourself a good test kit!!! Good luck, it's easier than you think!
    EXACTLY!

    Without an accurate test kit, you're just guessing. And undoubtedly wasting chemicals and not getting things balanced. Just save the trip to the pool store and order the right kit online. Spring for the speedstir, too. It will seem like a lot of money at first, but it's probably less than the pool service charged you, and you'll save more than that in useless chemicals.

    Become a supporter and you can get a discount on the kit. Both expenses are well worth the money.
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    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Newly appointed to keeping the pool running

    I had never owned a pool and relied on this site and my pool is awesome. The people on this site make it very easy and are very patience at any questions you may have.
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