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Thread: Really ready to open the pool!!!

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    Really ready to open the pool!!!

    We purchased our house last November and closed the pool the same week. We've never even been in it. I only visit the area when I go out to yank around on my brand new, poorly performing (recently replaced again under warranty) cover pump, when it's sitting in 6-8 inches of water.

    I just placed my order for the TF 100 test kit and the magnetic stirrer. I'm hoping to open the pool up next month (probably a few weeks or more earlier than good swimming season here in southern KY), so I can start messing with keeping everything balanced and get used to doing the testing before we start using the pool frequently.

    Going to have the installer/maintainer come show me how to open it so I'll know more about what is going on. Also plan to get exacts on gallons and other info that might be useful when getting questions answered on here.

    Let the fun begin!!!
    15x32 vinyl liner, 14,400 gal, 1.4hp Centurion pump, 3/4 hp booster pump, Hayward Pro Series S244T Sand Filter, Hayward H200 heater (digital readout)
    Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator, Hayward Phantom cleaner, TF 100 test kit
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    Re: Really ready to open the pool!!!

    I plan on taking some pictures of the chemicals that were left behind by the previous owners so maybe you guys can inform me on what I should keep and what I should throw away.
    15x32 vinyl liner, 14,400 gal, 1.4hp Centurion pump, 3/4 hp booster pump, Hayward Pro Series S244T Sand Filter, Hayward H200 heater (digital readout)
    Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator, Hayward Phantom cleaner, TF 100 test kit
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    Re: Really ready to open the pool!!!

    Don't buy anything until you test your water and post your numbers here. Also have a pool store test your water for free and just SEE what they suggest. (You'll know why later!) Add a sig line all about your pool to your profile like mine below.
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    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
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    Re: Really ready to open the pool!!!

    Got the test kit in. I'll admit, it looks a bit overwhelming. I've compiled all of the pool school items that apply to my setup in a word document and printed it out and put it in a folder. I plan on reading it a few times to help me become more familiar with what everything is and how it all works.
    15x32 vinyl liner, 14,400 gal, 1.4hp Centurion pump, 3/4 hp booster pump, Hayward Pro Series S244T Sand Filter, Hayward H200 heater (digital readout)
    Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generator, Hayward Phantom cleaner, TF 100 test kit
    Pool School, Pool Calculator

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    Re: Really ready to open the pool!!!

    The test kit does look a bit overwhelming to begin with but just get a water sample and read through each test as you perform them. It's easy to run through them if you just take them one at a time.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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