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    Jun 2013
    Smithfield, VA

    Good morning and hello to all!

    My name is Leslie and I live in Smithfield, Va. I just purchased a 24' round AGP due to be installed on 06/22. I have no idea what I am getting into so I am sure that this site will soon become my best friend.
    24' X 52" 13,500gal AGP, 1.5hp Hayward pump, Hayward sand filter & 2013 Hayward Diver Dave (I call him Scuba Steve)

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Good morning and hello to all!

    Welcome to TFP.
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    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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    Feb 2008
    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Good morning and hello to all!

    Welcome to TFP!
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Good morning and hello to all!

    Welcome to the forum
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    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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    May 2013
    Marietta, Georgia

    Re: Good morning and hello to all!

    Greetings and welcome to TFP!

    As a new member, too, I can tell you that you will find the people here friendly, patient, knowledgeable and VERY helpful!

    A few suggestions I would offer you are:

    1. If you haven't already, get one of the recommended test kits and use it. They may seem expensive at first blush, but when you consider how much you'll save on chemicals and trips to the pool store, it will more than compensate for the cost of the kit. You must know what your pool is doing to successfully maintain it. The experts here need those test results to help you learn to properly maintain your pool and help you resolve any problems. When I first got mine, I was initially intimidated by it but, after using it a few times, it's really quite simple.

    2. Read Pool School. Read it again. Once you get your test kit and have used it a couple of times, read it again! Also, read even the topics you think don't really apply to your setup. You'll be surprised at the little tidbits of information you'll find!

    3. Browse the forums. There is TONS of great information available there!

    4. Ask questions! If you're unsure about something, ask. The folks here are more than willing to help you LEARN! Follow their advice and you'll find yourself confidently caring for your own pool in no time!
    13500 gal above ground (24' round/4' deep), vinyl, 2hp/2 speed pump, ProClean cartridge filter (125 sq ft surface area), Hayward auto chlorinator (turned off!).

    "There once was a fellow named Harry, who's pool became green and contrary!
    Then he found TroubleFree, learned about BBB, now pool care's not quite as scary!"

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    Tallahassee, FL

    Re: Good morning and hello to all!

    WELCOME! You have found THE place to be when you have a pool!

    1st step-order a pool-done

    2nd step-order a GOOD test kit -see my siggy for a link to them.

    3ed step-jump into your pool and go awwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Good morning and hello to all!


    Don't listen to your namesake or her minions at her pool store.
    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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