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    Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies who like to help others as much as I do. Dad and I have had our pool for 30 years, now, and I thought I knew how to resolve pool issues until this year. Our pool had been closed for about 2-1/2 years and no chemical treatment while it was down. Dad and I have differing opinions about pool care, and it's difficult to convince him to think differently than he has over 30 years as a pool owner. He knows what has worked for him in past pool seasons, but I think this season, we are are dealing with a different animal, i.e. - a cow pond instead of a pool ! Simply put, I think I our green algae crop is smarter than I am, which lead me down a golden road to this extensive forum helping educate others in pool care. This site is a tremendously helpful collection of knowledge from experience. Thanks for the opportunity to participate! I hope to contribute ...

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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Hi and welcome Dave

    Be sure to read pool school, lots of great stuff there.
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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Welcome to tfp, Sailinshuz

    If you haven't already, take a look at this pool school article: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...efeating_algae
    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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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Welcome Dave! Nice to see so many Southern Gentlemen and Ladies on this board. I'm originally from the Dallas/Hiram area just south of you.
    10 year old 18x32 inground, vinyl liner 1 year old, 25,000 gallon Grecian, Hayward ST244 Sand Filter, 1hp Hayward pump, Diving board, Side Steps, Koolcrete decking located in middle [s:37hekvij]earth[/s:37hekvij] Georgia.

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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Quote Originally Posted by George N
    Hi and welcome Dave

    Be sure to read pool school, lots of great stuff there.

    Thanks George! I will read "Pool School".
    Dave
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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Welcome to tfp, Sailinshuz

    If you haven't already, take a look at this pool school article: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...efeating_algae

    Linen. Thanks for the direction on this specific topic. I listed everything I have done to the pool, thus far, this season, before I joined TFP. Often times, timing just isn't perfect. Better late than never, I suppose ! Soon, I will study up on the content in "Defeating Algae", since my current effort seems ineffective.
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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pointyhead
    Welcome Dave! Nice to see so many Southern Gentlemen and Ladies on this board. I'm originally from the Dallas/Hiram area just south of you.
    Thanks PH!

    I pass through the Dallas / Hiram area on occasion, and the area is really growing ! Thanks for the welcome !
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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Welcome to the forums! I am fairly new here also but have learned TONS!!! in a week from pool school and these boards! My test kit will be arriving this evening and or early AM tomorrow. I have been using the Walmart test while waiting! and pool looks awesome pics to come very soon. I can attest to these methods and they work! Also the peeps here are very helpful and knowledgeable. So ask away and contribute as you can.
    POOL SIZE: 27 FT round 52" Deep on edges 66" Deep in center
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    HEATER: None at the moment but in process of making my solar panels should be operational by next season!

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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Articfox918
    Welcome to the forums! I am fairly new here also but have learned TONS!!! in a week from pool school and these boards! My test kit will be arriving this evening and or early AM tomorrow. I have been using the Walmart test while waiting! and pool looks awesome pics to come very soon. I can attest to these methods and they work! Also the peeps here are very helpful and knowledgeable. So ask away and contribute as you can.
    Thanks for the warm welcome! These peeps do know their stuff !
    Dave
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    IG Vinyl | 36K gal | 60 gpm Sand Filter | 3/4 hp pump

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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Welcome! I'm not too far south from you.
    Good luck with the pool! I delt with a swamp a few years back also.
    26,000 Inground Vinyl, 16' x 32'. Pentair Intelliflo SVRS, with 30" Hayward Pro Sand filter.

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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Quote Originally Posted by prjohnson
    Welcome! I'm not too far south from you.
    Good luck with the pool! I delt with a swamp a few years back also.
    Thanks, prj ! I'm ready to swim instead of walk around the edge of the pool!
    Dave
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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailinshuz
    Quote Originally Posted by prjohnson
    Welcome! I'm not too far south from you.
    Good luck with the pool! I delt with a swamp a few years back also.
    Thanks, prj ! I'm ready to swim instead of walk around the edge of the pool!
    I hear ya buddy!

    We just put a new liner in ours a couple months back & I jumped in the second it was filled!

    How is yours coming along? Starting to cure your algae?
    26,000 Inground Vinyl, 16' x 32'. Pentair Intelliflo SVRS, with 30" Hayward Pro Sand filter.

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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Quote Originally Posted by prjohnson
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailinshuz
    Quote Originally Posted by prjohnson
    Welcome! I'm not too far south from you.
    Good luck with the pool! I delt with a swamp a few years back also.
    Thanks, prj ! I'm ready to swim instead of walk around the edge of the pool!
    I hear ya buddy!

    We just put a new liner in ours a couple months back & I jumped in the second it was filled!

    How is yours coming along? Starting to cure your algae?
    Getting close ! Will post before and after pics when it's ready ! Cheers my friend!
    Dave
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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    I haven't been on here in a while, but did you ever get your swamp cleared up?
    26,000 Inground Vinyl, 16' x 32'. Pentair Intelliflo SVRS, with 30" Hayward Pro Sand filter.

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    Re: Hi Folks! I'm hoping to find some pool buddies ...

    Quote Originally Posted by prjohnson
    I haven't been on here in a while, but did you ever get your swamp cleared up?
    Why, yes, I did. Took a little while, but I did get it crystal clear. I can't wait until next season! Thank you for checking in! Happy Holidays, my friend!
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