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    Mom taking care of pool alone

    Hi.....My Summer Escapes 16x48 Pro Series metal frame pool has been up for three weeks. I am so happy this site taught me the BBB method before filling my pool. I am the only one taking care of the maintenance, (50 year old mom of four) and since I am a newbie I was overwhelmed and afraid I would not be able to keep the water clean. Happy to say I have a sparkling clear balanced Pool. I love seeing everyone's pictures and would love to share my own, but I don't know how to post a pic. I've looked in the FAQ section and searched....cant find anything, could someone please let me know how? Thank you

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    Re: Mom taking care of pool alone

    Hi Kargar4:

    Welcome to TFP

    In the full editor (appears when you click the Post Reply button or New Topic button) there is a section below the box where you enter the text of your reply or new topic called "Upload attachment". You can browse your computer for the file you would like to attach and then click the "Add the file" button. Optionally, you can also add a corresponding comment to your attachment.
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    Re: Mom taking care of pool alone

    If your pics are too large to post as Bo suggested you can open a photo hosting account (i.e. Photobucket) and upload them there and then link them here using the [img] tags. That way there's no size limit.
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    Re: Mom taking care of pool alone

    Thank you BoDarville and Bama Rambler, I see the button "choose file" but it is very faint and I can't click on it.....I'll try to get a photobucket account and see if that works, thanks again!
    Summer Escapes 16x48 Pro series Metal frame AG (6,041 gallon)
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    Re: Mom taking care of pool alone

    Well, I now have a photobucket account and my pics are just waiting to be shared....just need to link to tfp.....if I can figure that out I'll be doing great.
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    Re: Mom taking care of pool alone

    Here's how it works.
    Go to photobucket and select the album and then hover your cursor over the photo you want to post.
    You'll see a dialog box pop up and at the very bottom you'll see a selection for IMG code. All you have to do is click in that box and it'll briefly show copied.
    Then come to TFP and either start a new topic or reply to an existing one and then paste (ctrl+V) the img code into the box. Add whatever text you want and then submit the post. That's all there is to it.
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    Re: Mom taking care of pool alone

    Welcome to tfp, Kargar4
    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: Mom taking care of pool alone



    Red arrow is showing you the code you need to copy paste.
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    Re: Mom taking care of pool alone

    Thank you so much....visuals are a big help to me. My eleven year old is a big help also
    Summer Escapes 16x48 Pro series Metal frame AG (6,041 gallon)
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    Re: Mom taking care of pool alone ( pics added )

    thank you all....I think I figured it out. I will be landscaping around pool this weekend. I will post more when Im done.

    I love my little pool. with help from everyone here I have the confidence that I can take care of it.... I will have my dream pool someday. Until then, I'll keep practicing.
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    Re: Mom taking care of pool alone

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