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    Jul 2011
    Henderson, NV


    Hello all,
    So glad I found this site. Just bought my first home here in Henderson, NV just outside of Las Vegas. Nice pool, never had one before and am completely clueless about maintainance, etc. Found some supplies in the garage and a test kit (don't know how old it is). I'm sure I'll be asking tons of questions. Thanks for a great place to learn.
    15x30 IG plaster; 18,500 gallons; Pentair 420 cartridge filter, WhisperFlo 2.5 HP SF 1.30;
    Autofill from tap water

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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: DuckinVegas


    This is my second welcome to you today :P
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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: DuckinVegas

    Welcome to TFP!
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: DuckinVegas


    Odds are, that test kit is inadequate. There's an article in Pool School explaining the kits. Or I'll give you the abbreviated version: Get a TF100. Add the XL package. Add the speedstir (It's indispensible for the CH test, as high as you're likely to reading) and you may as well get the refill for R-0012 now and save on shipping.

    I happened to be in Vegas last weekend, and while I was there I stopped at a pool store to pick up some contraband paint for my brother-in-law. Shhh, don't tell! Anyway, it looked like they've been there forever. If you need some obscure part, that's where I'd start looking. Had the usual buckets of stuff in there, but also had huge racks of liquid chlorine and muriatic acid by the door. I'll bet they won't give you any lip if you walk in and ask for 4 gallons of chlorine. It's on Main St, a couple blocks north of the Stratosphere.
    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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