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    New Pool owner, Glad to be here!

    So last fall I bought a house in rough shape that came with an older in ground pool in the backyard. During my research to relearn what I was originally taught about pool care when I was a lifeguard back in High School/College I stumbled upon this place and found it monumentally helpful. Wanted to stop in and say thanks, and hopefully I won't need too much help since I believe I've started off on the right foot. (Fresh fill with the BBB method from the start)


    Erik

    PS, it was raining and overcast off and on all weekend but I promise get some pics of the pool up in the next few days if weather and pool cooperate.


    First water test this morning was
    FC -0
    CC or TC - 0
    pH - 7.8
    CH - 90
    CYA - 0

    (Hadn't dosed it with anything yet just getting a baseline before I begin)
    Erik

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    Re: New Pool owner, Glad to be here!

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Get some CYA and FC in that pool
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    Re: New Pool owner, Glad to be here!

    Tonight's test results 24 hours after yesterday's preliminary readings and initial dosing.

    FC -1 ppm
    pH - 7.6
    TA-110
    CH - 140
    CYA - 25
    Temp -58 degrees

    Moving the right direction!
    Erik

    20k gallons, IG (Fiberglass), T-40 Sand Filter(38 GPM),Hayward Superpump w/1 HP motor, Solaxx Harmony (combo cleaner/SWG).

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    Re: New Pool owner, Glad to be here!

    More FC ... before the water gets much warmer
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    We love sounding like stuck records.....more FC!!
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    Re: New Pool owner, Glad to be here!

    Yeah, I get it, more chlorine needed. . . I'm pretty good with the Chlorine and PH as I had to keep those in check many years ago when I was a lifeguard for a summer job. The rest of the tests I'm still learning a lot about. The BBB method seems pretty good to me so far and fits my budget for this house ATM. Still seems like a lot of work compared to our other pool but then again there is no bill from a pool company keeping this one up.


    And I found a real "BEFORE" picture that my home inspector sent me from the week before we bought the house.

    Erik

    20k gallons, IG (Fiberglass), T-40 Sand Filter(38 GPM),Hayward Superpump w/1 HP motor, Solaxx Harmony (combo cleaner/SWG).

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    Re: New Pool owner, Glad to be here!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2.ooohhh
    Still seems like a lot of work compared to our other pool....
    It's only a lot of work because it's a swamp. Once you get it clean, keeping it clean will be easier and cheaper than you ever could have imagined.
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    Re: New Pool owner, Glad to be here!

    Welcome to tfp, 2.ooohhh

    Glad to have you here

    I think that will be a great pool once you get control of it...it looks very private.

    ...ohhh yeah...more FC
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    Re: New Pool owner, Glad to be here!

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: New Pool owner, Glad to be here!

    Doubt the deep end could get much clearer, if my iphone had a better lens on it I think I could tell what type screws are holding the drain cover in. Can't wait to get my tanks filled and finish cleaning the bottom.

    Erik

    20k gallons, IG (Fiberglass), T-40 Sand Filter(38 GPM),Hayward Superpump w/1 HP motor, Solaxx Harmony (combo cleaner/SWG).

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