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    new to pool NW Indiana

    Hello all my name is Larry and live in Northwest Indiana, with the extreme heat wave we had 2 weeks ago put a desire in my wife for a pool
    so i am now the proud owner of the Intex 16x48 ultra frame. will be clearing ground and getting ready to set it up very soon (now the weather is 60s and rain lol) any words of advice ,tips,tricks are all welcome thanks and looking forward to the the forum!
    Intex 16x48 ultra frame

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    Mod Squad zea3's Avatar
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    Houston, Texas

    Re: new to pool NW Indiana

    Hi, welcome to TFP! Pool School is a great place to read about general pool care and this chapter is especially for Intex users like yourself. Also one of our members put together a list of threads for intex users that you may find helpful as well.

    Enjoy your new pool!
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    New Caney, Texas

    Re: new to pool NW Indiana

    Hi, and welcome Larry!
    The link that zea posted on Intex pools has some really good stuff in it.
    You will need a good test kit to properly maintain your pool, you wont go wrong with the TFtestkit (see my signature).
    18' x 42" Intex (4786 Gal @ 80% capacity) Intex 8110 SWCG, 2000 GPH cartridge filter.
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    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: new to pool NW Indiana

    Welcome to tfp, lkrus

    Make sure you get your pool area level!
    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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    South Carolina

    Re: new to pool NW Indiana

    Welcome to the forum
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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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