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    Jan 2011
    Huntsville, AL

    could be the dumbest pool newb ever

    Just thought I'd give you guys a laugh. I had a 16x32 vinyl pool put in over the fall and immediately covered with a mesh safety cover.
    We set the timer so the pump ran for 4 hours a day and the polaris 280 ran for 2 hours a day. Last week, we removed the cover. The polaris would not clean the entire pool and would not climb the incline from deep to shallow or the walls. I read the manual, pointed the rear jet in every direction, checked the hose for leaks...etc. I showed a friend a pic from work of how clear my pool was and pointed out the drain in the bottom of the deep end. It took a couple of days later to figure out, but er-uh, I dont have a drain in the bottom on the deep end. That is a Polaris Drive Wheel!

    16 x 32 inground with Tara Liner, 1 skimmer, 3 returns,
    1HP Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Polaris 280 w booster pump
    Hayward SWG & Aqua Plus
    k-2006 Test Kit

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    Feb 2012
    Collierville, TN

    Re: could be the dumbest pool newb ever

    Very funny! Thanks for the laugh. I am working through a green swamp situation and really needed one
    33,000 Gallon Vinyl Liner In-Ground Pool
    Intelliflo VS Pump; Triton II TR100 Sand Filter with Plumbed Waste Line
    IC40 SWG Cell; Easy Touch 4 Control Panel; Polaris PB4-60Q Halcyon Booster Pump
    Polaris 280 Automatic Cleaner; Dedicated return line; 1/2 Full Beer, Something on the Weber;
    AND, most importantly a TF100 Test Kit and a SpeedStir.

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    Oct 2011
    New Caney, Texas

    Re: could be the dumbest pool newb ever

    Gave me a smile this morning. Thanks for sharing
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
    Full Sun, Well Water, Borates at approx. 50
    TFTestKit-100--The Pool Calculator--Pool School

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    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: could be the dumbest pool newb ever

    Welcome to TFP!!

    You definitely have what it takes to be a regular poster here
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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    Aug 2011
    Virginia Beach

    Re: could be the dumbest pool newb ever

    Sounds like something I'd do!

    Welcome aboard from another relative newbie!
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
    Virginia Beach, VA
    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
    Leisure bay hot tub

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    Apr 2011
    Lynchburg VA

    Re: could be the dumbest pool newb ever

    Welcome to TFP, great story!
    18x36 Vinyl In-ground w/roman ends 27,400G, Hayward 3/4hp with 300# sand filter. Hayward heat pump heater

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