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    New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    First Go Bills/Sabres. :P

    Hello all!~
    The wife and I purchased the in-laws place in NOV (no, there was no discussion on price I was informed what I was going to pay). He built next door so I still have the "pool" expert to "help" (he is going to love it when I "help" some of the trees come to their untimely demise.)


    Anyway, I used the pool at the house more than anyone anyway so I am super excited to finally own it. It is a 22,000 gallon in-ground vinyl pool oval shaped. I will post some pics when it is open. In fairness to my father in law he really has done a nice job with the pool/house. He just replaced the heater 2 years ago. However, e told me the pump is bad (or was making a bunch of noise) at the end of the season. I am in the market for one of those but I will post that it the pump area of the forum.

    I have printed out a bunch of information from the pool school and am going to order the TF100XL test kit. Not that I have a clue what any of the stuff will test for and I am only ordering that one as from what I have read it is what most of you have(I think.).

    Let's see married 3 kids 5 year old and 2 year old twins. The pool opens Mid May (again from what I am told).
    If any of you have any suggested reading please point me in the right direction.
    22,000 In-Ground Vinyl Fox Pool
    250,000 MiniMax Pentair natural gas heater
    4 returns 1 skimmer 1 main drain
    1hp Hayward Max Flow II single speed
    Sand fox pool Filter
    First year owner of the aforementioned.

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    Can you give us some more of the pool specs like filter type, gallons, pump type, how did/does he add chlorine, any automation, how many returns, how many skimmers, etc.
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    Here are some pics as of today.
    The blue dot is the pool cover attempting futilely to poke its way through the ice.

    I diligently had all of the water off of the cover until mother nature decided to snow for weeks then rain then stay at zero for about 3 months. So that is a large accumulation of ice onto of the cover.

    22,000 In-Ground Vinyl Fox Pool
    250,000 MiniMax Pentair natural gas heater
    4 returns 1 skimmer 1 main drain
    1hp Hayward Max Flow II single speed
    Sand fox pool Filter
    First year owner of the aforementioned.

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    Filter type is a Hayward Sand.
    Gallons is 22,000
    Pump is a old Hayward Max Flo 1 hp pump( I want to replace with a 2 speed)
    Chlorine I think he just threw it in but am not sure.
    Automation? I don't know what that is.
    2 returns
    1 skimmer
    one main drain.
    Pentair 250000 BTU gas heater
    22,000 In-Ground Vinyl Fox Pool
    250,000 MiniMax Pentair natural gas heater
    4 returns 1 skimmer 1 main drain
    1hp Hayward Max Flow II single speed
    Sand fox pool Filter
    First year owner of the aforementioned.

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Sunday

    One day clarity improvement .. now if bleach would do something about the weather.
    22,000 In-Ground Vinyl Fox Pool
    250,000 MiniMax Pentair natural gas heater
    4 returns 1 skimmer 1 main drain
    1hp Hayward Max Flow II single speed
    Sand fox pool Filter
    First year owner of the aforementioned.

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    Tell me about it...I'm a bit south of you but the water temp is 62 with rain in the fcst for the next 2 days
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    Nice pool, good job! Good luck with the weather, we are having the same problem here. What I want to know is.....how are you going to hide the bleach bottles from the pops-in-law?
    ~_~ Sherry ~_~
    24' Round AGP, 13,500gal, 1.5hp Hayward
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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    Thanks.. I will get some real pics when I get everything done.
    He told me the other day "I am a chlorine guy" I don't use that baquacil. My conversion will be easy... He just bought the pool store chlorine which to my limited knowledge is just the same as any other bleach just a little pricer.
    22,000 In-Ground Vinyl Fox Pool
    250,000 MiniMax Pentair natural gas heater
    4 returns 1 skimmer 1 main drain
    1hp Hayward Max Flow II single speed
    Sand fox pool Filter
    First year owner of the aforementioned.

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!


    Tuesday 5-17-11


    sorry guys just doing comparison shots..
    22,000 In-Ground Vinyl Fox Pool
    250,000 MiniMax Pentair natural gas heater
    4 returns 1 skimmer 1 main drain
    1hp Hayward Max Flow II single speed
    Sand fox pool Filter
    First year owner of the aforementioned.

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    now if I could figure out the vacuum that would be great.
    22,000 In-Ground Vinyl Fox Pool
    250,000 MiniMax Pentair natural gas heater
    4 returns 1 skimmer 1 main drain
    1hp Hayward Max Flow II single speed
    Sand fox pool Filter
    First year owner of the aforementioned.

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    Well I am sure you will get the hang of the vacuum and you and your wife may battle who gets to clean the pool but I can tell you now, you will need a bigger lawnmower for your nice pretty grass. That little one just isn't going to cut it
    ~_~ Sherry ~_~
    24' Round AGP, 13,500gal, 1.5hp Hayward
    Cartridge
    TF100 Test Kit BBB Baby!!!

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    Thanks Floater... Just got done with first swim! My father in law came over and showed me how to use the vacuum. There is a hole in the tube so I couldn't keep the pump primed. New one tomorrow. I have an acre and a riding mower for the lawn. I got it all done today, so that I can enjoy the first nice day WNY will have the spring! If you look over to the right of that pic the top of his twin brother head is showing. One day those guys will take care of the lawn.
    22,000 In-Ground Vinyl Fox Pool
    250,000 MiniMax Pentair natural gas heater
    4 returns 1 skimmer 1 main drain
    1hp Hayward Max Flow II single speed
    Sand fox pool Filter
    First year owner of the aforementioned.

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    Re: New Owner South of Buffalo NY!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrpunchy
    First Go Bills/Sabres. :P
    How did I miss this initial post? First, welcome Second, go Canes!

    I'm envious of the green, lush grass. Mine will be green for another month, then the drought and heat will hit and it will turn a lovely brown.

    Enjoy the pool!
    CaryB
    36 x 18 IG vinyl, 25K, 1 HP pump, sand filter
    1 skimmer, 2 returns, no main drain
    Old school: PoolSolutions test kit

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