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    Complete Newb From Northern Maryland

    This site is the best!!!

    We are in the process of getting our first pool. I decided to go with an AGP as a test to see if my kids and wife will use it enough to warrant an inground pool.

    I've applied for the permit and will hopefully have the approval tomorrow, received the estimate from the electrician(ouch), and decided on a 16x28 or 15x30. I still haven't decided on a Doughboy from Van Dorn Pools or some other brand from another dealer.

    Any recommendations are welcome.
    16'x28' Embassy Century AGP, Doughboy Liner, Doughboy Sand Filter and Pump

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    Re: Complete Newb From Northern Maryland

    Good luck on the build. I am sure it will get used a lot. I don't know about the others you named but Doughboy has odd ball skimmer and return fittings if you want to hard plumb it. It can be done. They sell adapters to change it over to PVC. Don't know if it was the pool stores package or Doughboy's when we got ours. They seem to like to undersize the filter and oversize the pump. It's good you found this place before you have a pool. Read and learn. Don't come home with 2 or 3 hundred dollars worth of start up chemicals. It's not needed. I was sold on a pool frog that was used for three months. Should have got the basic pool and separate pump and filter on my own.

    BTW... Go on and order your test kit. I would get the TF-100. It's you best bang for the buck.
    17500 gallon Doughboy AGP, Hayward DE filter, waiting for the 1.5hp DB pump to go out.
    Learn to take the advice here and be trouble free or use the pool store's advice. "You can't do both and get very far"

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    Re: Complete Newb From Northern Maryland

    Thanks....getting ready to order my test kit now!!
    16'x28' Embassy Century AGP, Doughboy Liner, Doughboy Sand Filter and Pump

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    Re: Complete Newb From Northern Maryland

    Welcome to tfp, ASAP

    Quote Originally Posted by ASAP
    Thanks....getting ready to order my test kit now!!
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Complete Newb From Northern Maryland

    Finally purchased our pool after a week of intense research. Decided on an Embassy Century 16x28 with a 20mil Doughboy liner and Doughboy pump and sand filter. My research into liner and pump/filter costs saved me about $700 after negotiating with the salesman. Install is schedule for 7/1.

    Can't wait to try the TF test kit that arrived a couple days after I bought!!
    16'x28' Embassy Century AGP, Doughboy Liner, Doughboy Sand Filter and Pump

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    Re: Complete Newb From Northern Maryland

    Can't wait to try the TF test kit that arrived a couple days after I bought!!
    Test your fill water now and post the results. It'll give you practice and also point up any issues that might need adjusting.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Complete Newb From Northern Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Can't wait to try the TF test kit that arrived a couple days after I bought!!
    Test your fill water now and post the results. It'll give you practice and also point up any issues that might need adjusting.
    Good point. Just know you will not have any CYA in your fill water. You can get a start with your other numbers.
    17500 gallon Doughboy AGP, Hayward DE filter, waiting for the 1.5hp DB pump to go out.
    Learn to take the advice here and be trouble free or use the pool store's advice. "You can't do both and get very far"

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    Re: Complete Newb From Northern Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Can't wait to try the TF test kit that arrived a couple days after I bought!!
    Test your fill water now and post the results. It'll give you practice and also point up any issues that might need adjusting.
    Thanks for shipping the test kit so quickly. I am getting two loads of water on the day of installation.
    16'x28' Embassy Century AGP, Doughboy Liner, Doughboy Sand Filter and Pump

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    Re: Complete Newb From Northern Maryland

    Congratulations on your new purchase! Take a lot of pics!!!

    Welcome to TFP.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Complete Newb From Northern Maryland

    It's official, we are AGP owners. The pool was installed this morning and the second load of water will be here in about an hour. I can't image trying to set up a pool myself...5 guys that know what they are doing and a Bobcat took 4 hours and a lot of effort.
    16'x28' Embassy Century AGP, Doughboy Liner, Doughboy Sand Filter and Pump

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