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    New Member opening pool for the first time in New Jersey! :)

    Hi Everyone

    I have a 16x32 in ground chlorine pool that I am trying to open myself for the first time by myself. I have a micro-volt gas heater (big pain) that I have been running myself.

    I look forward to helping anyone else I can and hopefully picking your brains! Time to search the archives!


    Bernie
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    Pool is approximately 15+ years old- Newer than 1985
    Hayward 300,000 BTU H300MV Heater (Milli-Volt UGH!!)

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    Re: New Member opening pool for the first time in New Jersey

    Welcome to TFP!!!
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    Re: New Member opening pool for the first time in New Jersey

    Welcome aboard TFP
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    Re: New Member opening pool for the first time in New Jersey

    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 Member opening pool for the first time in New Jersey

    Thanks Everyone!

    So far initial shocking, first dose anti-algae, and leaf debris almost gone!

    Bernie
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    20,000 Gallon (16 x 32), IN ground, Vinyl Pool
    Hayward Single Speed 1-1/5 Hp Pump - 3/4 HP "Booster" (?) Polaris 280 Vacuum
    48 Sq Ft, 96 GPM, Diatomaceous Earth Filter
    Pool is approximately 15+ years old- Newer than 1985
    Hayward 300,000 BTU H300MV Heater (Milli-Volt UGH!!)

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    Re: New Member opening pool for the first time in New Jersey

    Quote Originally Posted by itsme_bernie
    Thanks Everyone!

    So far initial shocking, first dose anti-algae, and leaf debris almost gone!

    Bernie
    What is/don't need the anti-algae. And, if it contains copper, we def do not recommend it.

    Have you read our directions for shocking the pool? See Pool School, big white button, top right of each page
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    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 Member opening pool for the first time in New Jersey

    Welcome!

    The single best thing you can do for yourself is get a proper test kit if you don't already have one. Read the comparison article in Pool School.

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    Re: New Member opening pool for the first time in New Jersey

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Welcome!

    The single best thing you can do for yourself is get a proper test kit if you don't already have one. Read the comparison article in Pool School.

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    Thanks Richard-

    I purchased the TF-100 test kit, with some kind of "XL" version. I will be learning it this weekend! I think tonight, after the kids are in bed, I will be trying it out.

    I will be sure to post my results here!


    Bernie
    Bernie

    20,000 Gallon (16 x 32), IN ground, Vinyl Pool
    Hayward Single Speed 1-1/5 Hp Pump - 3/4 HP "Booster" (?) Polaris 280 Vacuum
    48 Sq Ft, 96 GPM, Diatomaceous Earth Filter
    Pool is approximately 15+ years old- Newer than 1985
    Hayward 300,000 BTU H300MV Heater (Milli-Volt UGH!!)

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