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    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Tampa Bay, Florida


    Hi. My user ID is hoosierrun (AKA John). I used to live in Indiana but moved to Florida a long time ago. We own a 40 year old house with a 35 year old pool. All the pumps and filters are the original Anthony equipment (CF6 bronze pump and VA26 filter). There are 2 identical sets of equipment; one for the pool and one for an adjoining 8 foot built-in concrete spa. Both are in bad need of Gunite re-surfacing. Everything works, but just needs updating which is a huge financial consideration. The spa heater is also an Anthony unit that burns very expensive Propane (now over $5 a gallon up from under $1 when we moved there!!). The pool stays open year around and I have used several versions of the Kreepy Krauly cleaners over the years. The pool is open to the outside and with many oak trees in the area, it needs constant cleaning. This is a very typical setup for the older Tampa Bay, Florida homes.

    I hope to gain some insight from this board and will contribute my many years of knowledge as a DIYer pool owner.
    John (DIYer). Concrete, approximately 13,000 gallon in-ground pool with adjoining concrete spa. Approximately 40 years old. Hayward Super II pump for pool and legacy Anthony Sta-Rite bronze pump CF6 for spa, VA-26 filter,(2 sets), Rheem propane heater for spa. HASA Liquidator for pool.

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Introduction

    Welcome to TFP.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Introduction

    Welcome to tfp, hoosierrun
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Feb 2008
    Denton, TX

    Re: Introduction

    Welcome to TFP!

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Introduction

    Hey John Welcome to the forum and we are glad to have you
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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