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    New to Trouble Free Pool

    I am new to this forum, but have been reading recommendations from TFP for about a week. I have read through the "Pool School" twice. We have had our pool for 10 years with very few water problems, but I have decided to educate myself beyond the standard OTO/ph test. In fact, I just received my TF-100 test kit today. I was finally prompted to get serious about "managing" my pool myself because for the past two years I am using more and more chlorine. I will post that message next.

    Thanks,
    Neal
    Modified mountain lake in-ground gunite pool with raised in-ground gunite children's/fountain pool, 24000 gallons, waterfall, fountain, jetted seating/table area, Sta-rite S8M150 modular media filter, Sta-rite Max-E-Therm 333HD LP heater, three Sta-rite Max-E-Glass U27-880 1 HP pumps (filtration, fountain, jets), Pool Pilot Digital SWG

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    Re: New to Trouble Free Pool

    Welcome Neal!

    Now, go to the pool. Get your goodies out of the TF100. Read the instructions... play chemist... write it down and come tell us what the results are.

    Also, when you get back, tell us some information about how you've been chlorinating the pool in the past, what else you ever put into the pool, or take out (drains), and anything else that you "do" to the pool normally.

    And no, we don't want to know what you do IN the pool (that's gross). Just TO the pool. hehe :~}
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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    Re: New to Trouble Free Pool

    and post pics... I wanna see that pool!!
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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    Re: New to Trouble Free Pool

    Flawed asked to see pictures of our pool at our home in Michigan. These are pictures that the builder used for the local "home show" and "parade of homes" magazine. I have attached them and I hope that I did it correctly. [attachment=2:2lzepzix]gunite_elgersma_1.jpg[/attachment:2lzepzix]
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    Neal[attachment=1:2lzepzix]algersma_large_6.jpg[/attachment:2lzepzix]
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    Modified mountain lake in-ground gunite pool with raised in-ground gunite children's/fountain pool, 24000 gallons, waterfall, fountain, jetted seating/table area, Sta-rite S8M150 modular media filter, Sta-rite Max-E-Therm 333HD LP heater, three Sta-rite Max-E-Glass U27-880 1 HP pumps (filtration, fountain, jets), Pool Pilot Digital SWG

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    Re: New to Trouble Free Pool

    thats sweet! Thanks!!
    Intex 16'x48" easy set, 5000 gal. (AGP) w/ thru wall skimmer
    Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter S180T / Hayward Pro Series XL 1.5hp Pump
    TFTestKit-100 -- The Pool Calculator -- Pool School

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