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    new member to pools and the forum

    Hello, my name is John I am from midwest Michigan. I am very new to pools, at least owning my own. I have always been more fish than I am person and am very excited about learning all there is to know about managing my new pool.
    16k inground plaster pool

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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: new member to pools and the forum

    Welcome! Now go and memorize pool school. There WILL be a test
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    South Carolina

    Re: new member to pools and the forum

    Hi John and welcome to the forum

    Don't worry, the test isn't that hard!
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    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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    Re: new member to pools and the forum

    Take a read through the pool school and you'll be well on your way to successful pool maintenance. Welcome!
    Indiana, ABG 24'x52" Galveston by Blue Cascade (Craigslist $600 w/part of deck included), 13,500 gallons, Intex SWG, solar panel

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    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Re: new member to pools and the forum

    Hey John! Welcome to a great site. Mind if I ask where in Michigan? I'm in Grand Rapids myself. This is the site to be on if you want to get the most enjoyment out of our too short pool season. Don't let yourself get poolstored like I did for many years. Everyone here will say "get a good test kit" and they are 100% right. I ordered the TF100XL and it was the best investment I have ever made on my pool. I don't have to go get weekly water tests and spend money at the pool store for what turned out to be not so much what I needed. I just add a couple items to my weekend errand list--baking soda, Borax, Muiratic Acid. How easy is that? Much cheaper too!
    17,500 gal. ABG Doughboy Pool
    1/2 HP Pump/150 sq.ft. Cartridge Filter
    TF100 Test Kit And Speedstir

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    Re: new member to pools and the forum

    Welcome to TFP!
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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