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    Hi from NC!

    Hello! My name is Danielle and my husband and I will be joining the rest of the lucky population of pool owners in April! We are having a 14x28 ft vinyl pool with a Hayward super motor and sand filter installed! We know NOTHING about pools but are excited to learn and look forward to the memories we will make with our children.
    14x28 IG 3.5-6.5 deep Vinyl liner Hayward 3/4hp pump w/ sand filter

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Hi from NC!

    Danielle, welcome to the forum.

    The resources here are invaluable and a bit overwhelming perhaps at first.

    Don't worry. There are many, many folks here who will gladly help along the way.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Hi from NC!

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Start reading Pool School and after the first few articles, you will likely know more than 90% of the pool store employees about pool chemistry.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
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    Re: Hi from NC!

    Welcome to TFP !!
    As Jason said do your home work in pool school.
    You need one of these to keep your water chemistry in check pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison
    Hope you enjoy the forum !
    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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    DFW, Texas

    Re: Hi from NC!

    Welcome to TFP!

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Start reading Pool School and after the first few articles, you will likely know more than 90% of the pool store employees about pool chemistry.
    No joke...this is very true!
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    Re: Hi from NC!

    Welcome, I am not sure how much the electric rates are there, but if your getting a 1 speed Superpump, you should be aware it is a bit of an energy hog (can cost its own price in electricity in one season), we generally advise people with cheap electricity to at least get a 2 speed pump, and people with high electric rates are best served by investing in a variable speed pump.

    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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