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    Greetings from Sarasota, FL

    Hey everyone... I just bought a house that has a pool, so I'm glad I found this board. Thanks in advance for your help, and your patience, with the n00b.

    I seem to have the basics of the chemistry straightened out, thanks to a good pool store. (Apparently that's rare, based on the various "pool stored" posts I see here.) Started out with a yucky green pool -- previous owners turned off the pump and left it that way for almost a month -- but the store only had me add liquid chlorine and a small pouch of algaecide... crystal clear blue water for less than 20 bucks altogether. So far they've not tried to sell me anything expensive, so I guess I lucked out there.

    I'll be asking some questions about heating, but I'll post those in the appropriate thread.

    Glad to be here!
    Current equipment: ~9K gal IG with spa, Krystalkrete finish, 3/4 HP (pool) and 1/2 HP (spa) pumps, Pentair CNC 100 cartridge filter, Porpoise inline chlorinator
    Previous / nonworking equipment: Teledyne(?) LP gas heater (will be replaced), Paramount in-floor cleaning (will be repaired)

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    Re: Greetings from Sarasota, FL

    Welcome.

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    Re: Greetings from Sarasota, FL

    Welcome!

    And let me be the first to say...


    Can you post complete test results?

    You know it's coming... order up a proper test kit and be ready for it.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Re: Greetings from Sarasota, FL

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I agree you will still be better off reading Pool School and getting yourself one of the Recommended Test Kits.

    Already you have bought algaecide, which is almost never needed ... chlorine works just fine and is cheaper.

    So, I would not say they are perfect.
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    Re: Greetings from Sarasota, FL

    Thanks! The previous owners actually left me a test kit, but it's **** so I've been planning to get a new one anyway. New house = lots of stuff to do.
    Current equipment: ~9K gal IG with spa, Krystalkrete finish, 3/4 HP (pool) and 1/2 HP (spa) pumps, Pentair CNC 100 cartridge filter, Porpoise inline chlorinator
    Previous / nonworking equipment: Teledyne(?) LP gas heater (will be replaced), Paramount in-floor cleaning (will be repaired)

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