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    May 2013
    Gadsden, Alabama

    Newly Enlightened New Member from Bama!

    Hello from Alabama. 2nd season pool owner here that trusted the pool store last year... had nothing but trouble and spent massive $$$ to keep it nice. Going to go with BBB this year. Read through pool school yesterday and realized how bad the pool store put it to me... yeah.... a whole bucket of Calcium sold to me for my vinyl lined pool along with the other $300 worth of **** they sold me.

    Anyhow... I ordered the TF-100 kit yesterday. I'm using a cheapo Aqua Chem kit now... so my readings are vague. I know my CYA is somewhere in the 70-90 range based on that kit. I started off with a green swamp 2 weeks ago... it's blue and cloudy now... I can see the bottom but not clearly. I've been feeding it a steady diet of the pool store recommended 3" Tablets and 1lb bags of "Shock" .... so that explains my CYA. Anyhow... thanks to you guys.. I have now been enlightened! Maintaining with Bleach now. Thanks for this wealth of information on the forum... I'm sure I'll have lot's of questions as I go forward here.... hoping not to spend $1600 over the season this year. lol
    Pool: Rectangle 26,700 Gallon, IG Vinyl.
    Pump: Century Centurion 1 HP
    Sand Filter

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Newly Enlightened New Member from Bama!

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Glad you found us and will certainly save money this year
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Newly Enlightened New Member from Bama!


    Have you read this thread? It sorta seems that way...bbb-saved-me-over-1-400-in-the-first-full-year-t54033.html
    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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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Newly Enlightened New Member from Bama!

    Welcome to TFP!
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Newly Enlightened New Member from Bama!

    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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