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    New pool in South Carolina

    New pool installation September 2013 in central South Carolina. Slide to be installed later in the month. I was left with a can of sticks for checking the pool and told to bring in a sample of water every week. Obviously I need to buy something better. Not sure what we are doing with landscaping. Moved some pavers and an existing swing to the short end so I can watch the kids. At this time landscaping will be DIY over time. We have 10 kids (6 adopted) and 2 foster kids (only 7 kids still at home).

    Reading this site has made me feel quite overwhelmed! I have a lot of learning to do very quickly and very little free time to do so.

    25K gal, 16' X 24' X 42' tru-L pool, IG vinyl, 26" SD-80 sand filter, 1.5 HP Superflow IG pump, SWG intelechlor power center and cell, intellibrite 5G 30' 120V pool light, Inter-fab X-Stream slide, Dolphin Supreme M4 robot cleaner.

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    Re: New pool in South Carolina

    Get yourself a good test kit. TF-100 with XL option. "Get the salt test strips and then read, read, read. I will be the best money you will ever spend and save a TON on chemicals. PS-Get the speed stir...will save tons of time and get exact, repeatable results. Have fun with it. Good Luck!!
    16,000 IG, SWG, 175 sq. ft. cartridge, 1.5 hp pump, vinyl, Charlotte NC
    TF-100, Pool School, Pool-Calc

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    Patrick_B's Avatar
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    Midland TX

    Re: New pool in South Carolina

    Welcome to TFP.

    The best two things you can do are to arm yourself with a basic understanding of pool treatment and get yourself a good test kit. We are all about understanding what we do to our pools and why. It can seem overwhelming at first, but it really isn't difficult at all. Start with little bites at a time and build up your knowledge. No one was born knowing this stuff, but learning and understanding what you need to maintain your own pool is simpler than you might think. There is a lot to read, but just start with the ABC's and work it from there. If you can handle all those kids, a pool ought to be easy.

    Ask questions as you need too and we can help. Enjoy the forums!
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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: New pool in South Carolina

    The Pool School can be overwhelming, no doubt. But we teach a method that requires some basic knowledge of Pool Water chemistry so my suggestion is to start with "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" up in Pool School
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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