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    New pool owner

    Last Saturday we took possession of our new home in Santa Ana, California. The home came with a beautiful 15,000 gal saltwater pool with spa. The water is crystal clear and my concern is, I won't be able to keep it that way. Having accepted the fact that my utility bills will be going up, I am not interested in hiring a weekly pool maintenance service. I've been watching lots of videos on YouTube, reading manuals, etc. Does anyone have any advice for me?
    Santa Ana, CA. 92707
    15K gal, saltwater w/spa, IG, plaster
    3HP Intelliflo VS-3050 pump, 60 sqft DE 150gpm, solar heat & Hayward H400IDL2

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    Re: New pool owner

    Welcome to TFP.

    Click that big oval button up there on the right and begin reading. Order a good test kit and learn to use it and the Pool calculator.

    Once you learn the basics, maintaining a perfectly clear pool is extremely easy. And it's a lot less expensive than a service.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Thank you! I've already begun reading "Pool School". The only hard parts for me is determining what information does NOT apply to a saltwater pool.
    Santa Ana, CA. 92707
    15K gal, saltwater w/spa, IG, plaster
    3HP Intelliflo VS-3050 pump, 60 sqft DE 150gpm, solar heat & Hayward H400IDL2

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    Re: New pool owner

    It pretty much all applies to a swg pool. The FC and TA level recommendations are a little different but not much. Just keep reading and learning and it'll start making sense about the third time though it.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: New pool owner

    Start with understanding how CYA effects you chlorine requirements and they effect each other. This understanding of the relationship is the cornerstone to BBB. With the methods used here, you can get all the chemicals you need at you local box store and never need a pool store for advice, bad as it frequently is. Pool stores are great for parts but they tend to be in the business of selling chemicals you don't need.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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