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Thread: New to Pools in Charleston, SC

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    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Charleston, SC

    New to Pools in Charleston, SC

    So glad to find this website!

    I bought my above ground, 24 ft round pool mid summer last year. I spent hundreds of dollars, weekly trips to the pool place taking in water samples, purchasing multiple chemicals and other assorted additives only to figure out that I was making it much too complicated.

    This spring, I was directed to this site by a friend at work, have stocked up on the three B's and am hopeful that I will have a much more relaxing and enjoyable summer in the pool - and crystal clear water to go with it!

    Thanks for the wealth of information!
    13500 gal, Cart filter, AG, 1.5 hp heyward pump! DOI 2011

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    dremin2flyhi's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    Darlington, SC

    Re: New to Pools in Charleston, SC

    Once you get used to the methods and testing yourself -you will save TONS of money. I normally only spend about 35 bucks a pool season on chemicals. Make sure to get a good test kit.. If you have questions--there are plenty of people to help on this forum.
    24' x52" Sharkline Venture (May 2016) ABG (13,500)
    Hayward S180T15932S --Sand filter/ Flo-Matrix pump pack
    Aquatrol-RJ SWG-- Nitelighter NLMC
    Pool Rover -- Poolskim --
    Duraspa G2- Premium hot tub --Rotomold style

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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: New to Pools in Charleston, SC

    Hi Joy and welcome to the forum

    Another Carolinian!
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    Oct 2011
    New Caney, Texas

    Re: New to Pools in Charleston, SC

    Welcome to the forum Joy!
    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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