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    Charlotte NC

    tcpiii in Charlotte

    Greetings! I bought my present residence in 2002 which, somewhat to my dismay at the time, came with a pool. But my 5 boys were delighted. After most of a season pouring in a fortune of baquacil products and still rarely being able to see the bottom drain, I found and braved the conversion. Pool management has been relatively simple since then, and much, much cheaper. Furthermore, I now love our pool! Last summer, I lamented the demise of, but never came over here. Thanks for creating the new forum.

    I opened my pool on Sunday Mar 2 even though the water was still only 50 - just got tired of looking at the pool cover. Other than being cold, the water was in good shape - still 3ppm FC, 43 CYA, TA 100, low ph at 6.7 (my fill water from a well is acidic) but a couple of boxes of borax fixed that. I found a lot of small blue particles in the skimmer sock - after a few minutes of puzzlement, I figured out that they came from the bottom of the deteriorating winter cover. . . . now, after a couple of days of filtering, they're basically all gone.

    I'll post a picture once the leaves come out on the (too many!) trees surrounding the pool.

    22,000 gal, IG vinyl, 3/4 hp pump, 300lb sand filter (switched from DE), converted from baquacil (thanks to Ben), BBB since 2004

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    20K Gallon 20X36 Vinyl Inground
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    Hi, Coty,

    Good to have another North Carolinian. The Texans currently have everyone outnumbered here but they feel that's the natural order of the universe so we just humor 'em.
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    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Welcome to TFP!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
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    hello fellow charlottean. new here and just getting a new pool installed.
    36,000 gallon IG
    Tahoe Blue Pebble Tec
    2HP - 60SqFt DE Filtration w/nature2 & in-line chlorinator
    1HP Polaris 380
    1HP Booster w/8ft Waterfall

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