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    Thanks for helping a newbie

    It took a little while to get a grasp on all there is to know here, and I'm sure I have plenty more to learn, but I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the advice on getting my pool in the shape it is today. I had zero experience in pool maintenance but I was able to learn via the pool school article and from personal "pool techs" here, what I needed to know to ensure that days like today, when I had a pool full of family and friends, there was nothing to worry about but having a good time.

    Here's a close shot of my water from today. By the way, my wife thought I was weird for taking pictures of just the water, but I feel like it has been an accomplishment for me.
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    Re: Thanks for helping a newbie

    Congratulations!
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: Thanks for helping a newbie

    You've successfully joined the group. We're all proud of our water. It's just one symptom of Sparklypoolitis. Don't run out to your doctor there's no cure for it!
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    Re: Thanks for helping a newbie

    That's an accomplishment for anybody. Well done.
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    Re: Thanks for helping a newbie

    Yes... that's the way to do it! I'm right behind you for a pic of my water.
    Swim n Play 21' round, expandable 72" liner, 6FT deep center, buried 14", 12,750 Gallons
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    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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    Re: Thanks for helping a newbie

    Shazammmm!! Nice work!!
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    Re: Thanks for helping a newbie

    Here's my picture!
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    Swim n Play 21' round, expandable 72" liner, 6FT deep center, buried 14", 12,750 Gallons
    Waterway 1HP-2 speed with 22" Sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    Thanks to TFP my pool is perfect all the time :party:
    I now suffer from Sparklypoolitis! :whoot:
    I am a Platinum contributor because I want everyone who comes here to Trouble Free Pool to have the same success that I enjoy with my pool and family.

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    Re: Thanks for helping a newbie

    Once you see that sparkle in the water, you realize you've got it figured out. I can't tell you how many people have asked what kind of filter I have when they see my water.
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    Re: Thanks for helping a newbie

    Very awesome! Great job!

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    Re: Thanks for helping a newbie

    Beautiful sparkly water!

    Now stick around and pass your knowledge on to the next newbie
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