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    New to TFP

    Hello, From Maine, new pool owner, and new to TFP. I have been reading through the forums. I have lots of questions as a new pool owner,and any feed back will be greatly appreciated.
    20K IG Vinyl
    24" sand
    Hayward 1.5hp
    new install Aug.2013
    CircuPool SWG

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    Welcome to TFP !!
    Ask away ! Lots of people here to help ya out.

    Spend some time in pool school. Lots of good info there. Also your going to need a good test kit. Small investment to make your life easier. pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: New to TFP

    Welcome
    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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    Re: New to TFP

    Welcome to TFP!
    Knowledge is power and the best thing you can do is educate yourself. A good place to start is with the ABC's of Pool Chemistry. Please click on my signature links to start. Enjoy the forums.
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    Re: New to TFP

    Welcome to TFP!!!
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    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
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    Re: New to TFP

    Welcome to tfp, rlawlor
    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: New to TFP

    Welcome to TFP!!
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    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: New to TFP

    Welcome to TFP
    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 to TFP

    Welcome to the forum!
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