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    New guy from Mass

    Hey guy here. My name is Ian, I live in Chelmsford, MA just near the NH border.

    Just bought a house about a month ago with an inground gunite pool. Pool appears to be from the 80's and in pretty good shape. There is some chipping of the gunite, but I can live with it for a while.

    I am a first time pool i am learning as I go. Haven't run into many major issues, just trying to figure out how many lb's of DE I need to put into the filter when i backwash.

    Anyways, below is a pic of the set up

    I am unsure on how many gallons the pool is. I think its somewhere around 15k gallons, but others are telling me its more like 10.
    roughly 10 ft wide by 24ish feet.....9 ft in the deep end. So any help would be appreciated

    Ok, well enough babble........look forward to becoming part of the community here.
    7,200 Gal, Cartridge, IG, Fiberglass, PAL-2000 2 Lights System, Hayward Universal H-Series Gas Heater, Oskar

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    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Dallas, TX

    Re: New guy from Mass

    Welcome! Nice pool!

    My math tells me if you are 4' at the shallow end, 10k is quite a bit closer than 15k.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: New guy from Mass

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Judging from the pictures, your pool is wider than 10'. I'd use 14,000 gal as a starting point and see if you are consistently overdosing or under dosing the pool (actually, my best guess would be 16,500)

    For the DE question see if this helps - if you have any questions, simply ask
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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: New guy from Mass

    Welcome to TFP! Nice looking pool!
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    Mar 2011
    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Re: New guy from Mass

    17,500 gal. ABG Doughboy Pool
    1/2 HP Pump/150 sq.ft. Cartridge Filter
    TF100 Test Kit And Speedstir

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    Dec 2010
    Mount Airy, Maryland

    Re: New guy from Mass

    Start with 14000 and use the proper amount of chemicals and measure to see how much PPM you went up. If it didn't go up the correct amount, place different values in the pool calculator to determine your water capacity. Hope that makes sense.
    18 x 36 Inground Gunnite, White Plaster 21K gallon
    18" raised spa, 8' Diameter (620 gallon)
    Triton II Sand filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG
    Pentair Pump, Max-E-Therm 400 BTU
    Lamotte ColorQ PRO 7-Plus test kit
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    Re: New guy from Mass

    Thanks for the welcome...and thanks for the tip waste...that was a helpfull read
    7,200 Gal, Cartridge, IG, Fiberglass, PAL-2000 2 Lights System, Hayward Universal H-Series Gas Heater, Oskar

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