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    New to the Forum

    Proud owner of two liner pools (two houses to go with em, eek). Here for some occasional advice and of course the raging parties

    When I'm not playing the part of overweight pool boy I play with my cars or doing IT stuff (I'm a geek. something has to pay for the toys, right? )

    the newest edition, after extensive de-greening (using some tried and true methods


    Looked like this when I bought the house

    along with a story about a damaged liner. Turns out, after sitting for a couple of years, what was wrong with it was far less sinister(thank gawd):
    multivalve gasket blown out
    pump motor locked up (probably from lack of use, I got it unlocked and it started hemorrhaging water out of the motor itself. home warrantys are awesome)
    underground leak in the discharge piping, that masked the multivalve leak, since it wasn't a full pressure leak, and the outlet was waay off in the distance.

    used much of the BBB method to clear this guy up, along with a couple hits of floc


    And this is my other pool, had it for 4 years.
    When I bought the house:


    and about a week and a half after I bought the house


    and more or less what it looks like now


    It had a brand new hayward pump installed, and a burned up motor to go with it. I probably could have gotten the thing warrantied if I knew exactly how old it wasn't, I ended up just buying a new motor. It was surprisingly easy to de-green, without knowing about any special techniques, I dropped a couple chlorine tabs in the skimmer and a boat load of shock, and it cleared right up. It's been a fight a couple times since then, I got pool stored once when I went against my gut feeling on a post-winter supergreen situation, but it's been pretty good otherwise.
    10k gallons, STA RITE - PXC125 cartridge filter (50 psi), inground plaster kidney-shape, Jandy AquaPure (APURE700) SWG - Miami, FL

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    Re: New to the Forum

    Hi Linux! Welcome to the forum! I hear you on the home warranty comment, I just bought my first house in March and one of the toilets and the dishwasher just went out. Home warranty to the rescue! Great job on those pools they look beautiful! As for the parties well....


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    Re: New to the Forum

    Welcome to tfp, linuxman51

    Two pools

    Nice jobs on the cleanups
    TFP Moderator 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: New to the Forum

    Welcome to TFP!
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
    TF Test Kits - Pool Math - Pool School
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    Re: New to the Forum

    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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    Re: New to the Forum

    Thanks y'all.

    Hopefully the testkit gets here today and I can square away any remaining issues with my pools.
    10k gallons, STA RITE - PXC125 cartridge filter (50 psi), inground plaster kidney-shape, Jandy AquaPure (APURE700) SWG - Miami, FL

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