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    New guy - Hello

    Howdy Folks!

    New guy here from Longview, Texas. My name is Divin' Dave! I've never had a pool before, and after all these years pool-less, my new swimming pool build starts next week! I'm looking forward to learing a lot from you good folks! I'm almost ready for summer to start again too!

    Here is the low down on my new pool.. (hopefully this will also show up in my sig if I did it right).

    Inground Vinyl w/ Polymer Walls
    15'6" x 30'6" - 3'6" - 6' deep Oval
    Approx 12K Gallons
    Exposed Aggregate Deck
    LED Color Changing Light
    Aqua Genie Skimmer w/ 2 Returns, No Main Drain
    Intelliflo VS Pump
    Pentair Clean and Clear 420 Cartridge Filter
    SGS Salt System
    Auto Fill with Overflow Drain

    I'm glad to be here!
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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    Re: New guy - Hello

    Welcome to TFP!

    I would go ahead and read Pool School to get yourself familiar with things.

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    Re: New guy - Hello

    Welcome to TFP !! Glad to have ya !
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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 guy - Hello

    Welcome to the forum.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: New guy - Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Welcome to TFP!

    I would go ahead and read Pool School to get yourself familiar with things.
    Thanks for the welcome! I've been lurking around for a while, and I have read the pool school... a few times!


    Divin Dave
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    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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    Re: New guy - Hello

    Welcome to TFP fellow Texan!
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    Re: New guy - Hello

    Welcome to tfp, Divin Dave
    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 guy - Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Welcome to tfp, Divin Dave

    Thank You linen! I'm so glad I found TFP. I was about to have a stroke worrying about pool stuff until I found you guys!

    Divin' Dave
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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    Re: New guy - Hello

    Quote Originally Posted by BoDarville
    Welcome to TFP fellow Texan!

    Thanks BoDarville! I am a devout Texan too!

    Divin' Dave
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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    Re: New guy - Hello

    Welcome to the forum Dave.

    There is a lot of info in Pool School, but focus on the basics. First the ABC's of Pool Chemistry, and work on it from there. Don't be intimidated by everything there, just take a bite at a time, and come back with any questions. We are glad to help.

    Oh hey...another Texan....We are taking over.
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    Re: New guy - Hello

    Hi Brushpup, thanks for the welcome.

    Ive read quite a bit on the abc's, and the how to's, and the BBB method. Long way to go before I actually understand it all, but I will get there. I've been intimidated before and trust me, water ain't got a chance! LOL Been lurking for a few months actually. Very informative site you folks have here.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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    Re: New guy - Hello

    Very cool man, good to hear that. Once you understand the importance of the Cya/Chlolrine relationship and pH you are well on your way to a TFP.
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