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    New pool ,already having fun.

    Waiting for pool guy to install liner, pump ,filter,sag and what ever. I have been reading for a month. I think I have read just about all I can read on here. looking forward to a fun TFP. I have al ready got one of yalls test kit. I am a boiler operator in old hickory tn. So I run water test a lot in my job. I run alk at work and we run our boiler water from 350 to 650 is this the same as TA I will be testing for? On my contract with the pool guy it says water balanced . He was telling me about all of the biogard stuff he was going to put in. iI told him all I wanted was a straight salt water pool. He said he would take care of me. He was telling all I need to do once a week about shocking my pool and about a new shock he is making and selling. He all so told me the salt he will be put in my pool will have borate in it and I will have a borate pool. Dose all of this sound right? Any way sorry about the long intro. Looking forward getting to know y'all. My name is Jeff Rutledge.
    21x42 olympic sports pool
    18000 gal
    Intelliflo vs pump
    Pentair ic40 SWG
    Suntouch control
    TR100 Pentair sand filter
    Letro ledgen II pool cleaner
    Vinyl liner
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    Re: New pool ,already having fun.

    Welcome Jeff and enjoy your new pool!

    You dont need all that Pool Store stuff, I use pool-school/bbb_for_pools all available at WallyWorld
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
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    Re: New pool ,already having fun.

    Hi, Jeff,

    Welcome to the forum. Yes, the TA is the same as the alk you test for but your pool will run much lower.

    Your pool guy does not have a complete understanding of pool water chemistry. I would insist that he not add anything to the pool except salt and let you take it from there. You could add your own salt for that matter.

    If you can just get credit for all the "help" he wants to provide, you are armed with a test kit and everyone on this forum to get you up and running with minimum expense and trouble.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: New pool ,already having fun.

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: New pool ,already having fun.

    Thanks, I have a lot of pic,s of the pool being built, I will post a tread soon.
    21x42 olympic sports pool
    18000 gal
    Intelliflo vs pump
    Pentair ic40 SWG
    Suntouch control
    TR100 Pentair sand filter
    Letro ledgen II pool cleaner
    Vinyl liner
    TF Test Kit's TF100

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    Re: New pool ,already having fun.

    Welcome to TFP! I've learned so much here and can't wait to put the knowledge to use with our new pool this summer.

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    18x36 Vinyl IG ~27,000 gal, Intelliflo VF Pump, 300# Sand Filter, Polaris 280 w/Pentair Booster Pump, Pentair EasyTouch w/ IC40 SWCG
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    Re: New pool ,already having fun.

    Welcome !!!
    Artesian pool 24' x 54'' buried in ground
    Pentair Dynamo 1.5 HP pump
    200 lb SD-60 Pentair Sand Dollar filter
    Taylor K-2006

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