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    New here

    Hello! Lots of helpul topics on here. I am in Dallas, have a pool that i didnt pay much attention to for 3 years until I re-plastered last week. Pool service handles all of the maintinance, but now that i have fresh plaster i plan to get involved.
    36k pool with attached raised spa, specs on equipment coming once I take a look! New Plaster Brite white plaster.

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    Welcome to TFP!
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    Welcome.

    If you are going to "get involved," you really need your own test kit. Pool school has a section explaining the tests and what you need. With you living in Texas, I suspect high Calcium will be a concern, so get a speedstir. It makes the CH test bearable.

    The pool service I fired used test strips! Which explains why, when I first tested my water with a proper kit, pH was off the scale, CYA was somewhere around 220-240... So much for hiring a professional!
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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.
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    how do you add a signature? It looks and i read that it is helpful for others to see to know how to adress issues with pool if general stats are known.
    36k pool with attached raised spa, specs on equipment coming once I take a look! New Plaster Brite white plaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattindallas
    how do you add a signature? It looks and i read that it is helpful for others to see to know how to adress issues with pool if general stats are known.
    Oh yes, very helpful!

    Go to User Control Panel (under TFP logo, top left of page), select Profile, then select Edit Signature.
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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