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    Lost in NY

    Hello I guess i'm new to pools even since it I have lived at the house with one for 3 years the wife did most of the work on it now it's my turn. I guess I have a problem after 3 weeks I got the water blue, But it is still not clean thou. I took a friends advice and dumped a bunch of bleach in it 9 Gallons and then 14 1 lb of super shock. it's blue but like i told her the other day I hate the pool I spend more time getting it right then using it. I will see if i can get the testing kit I saw people talking about and try to figure out the specs on the pool. I will Try to play catch up on the pool school and wait to post questions.

    Approx. 10,000 gallon pool
    salt water in-ground

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    Re: Lost in NY

    Once you get the test kit and get past this initial phase of getting whatever is going on fixed, you'll be surprised how easy it really is to keep it clear and sparkly.

    Take a sample of water to the pool store and post the results, and we can help get you started till you can get a good test kit.
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    Re: Lost in NY

    It would be helpful too if you could put your pool specs in your signature line so those that try to help you know what you have.. makes a difference in chemical levels and such.
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    Re: Lost in NY

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: Lost in NY

    Welcome to TFP! Now you're found.

    Once you get the kit, things will go quickly. There may be one big outlay for pool chemicals, but after it's set, it will take very little to keep in sparkling.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    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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    Trust us, it will not be long until you have this beast tamed. Then we can talk about fun pool toys and BBQ plans.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: Lost in NY

    Quote Originally Posted by Bouoy
    .....but like i told her the other day I hate the pool I spend more time getting it right then using it.... B
    Well, that sure sounds like you got lost in the pool in NY, but you have now been found

    Like they said, we'll get you straight w/a little up front $$, then it will be smooth sailing...

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