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    Brand new member & pool owner

    Hello all. I am a new pool owner & member, and have already gleaned valuable info from the site. The home I purchased has an in ground pool that is about 12 years old, and was in sorry shape when we moved in. 3 weeks and about $1500 later (new pool vac, pump motor, misc plumbing repairs, and full set of filter grids) the water is crystal clear, and we are in maintenance mode, waiting for the weather to get just a bit warmer (I am in central CA / Fresno area) so we can start enjoying the pool.
    I am a newb when it comes to pools, but am learning quickly. Grateful to have found this site to teach me and keep the costly mistakes to a min.
    Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Brand new member & pool owner

    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    linen's Avatar
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    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Brand new member & pool owner

    Welcome to tfp, Kennyyoli
    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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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Brand new member & pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!

    Too funny, Richard!
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
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    Mod Squad Patrick_B's Avatar
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    Re: Brand new member & pool owner

    Welcome to TFP. Lots of good, helpful folks here and pretty much anything you need to know can be found at TFP. Enjoy your stay...
    TFP Moderator
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    TF-100 Test Kit, ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
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