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    bigfoot04

    New member and owner of a outdoor pool in southeast ga. No screen enclosure and seems to be in decent shape from what I can see. There is some staining (looks like rust) from leaves I assume. It has a cartridge filter and a flowtech 1hp pump. One skimmer, one main drain, and three jets that return the water. It looks like it might be plumbed for a vacume but there is not one. It's a regular chlorine pool. I am an avid DIY kind of person cause I do not like to pay for something I can do myself, I like learning along the way and saving money at the same time. Looking forward to new adventures.
    10K gal, IG concrete/marsite, cartridge, 1HP flowtec single speed pump, 2002.....no SWG or Heater

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    Welcome to TFP!

    If you like to save money by DIY, you'll love it here. Not only is our method cheaper, it works much better than following pool store advice and takes less effort. The elusive Win-Win-Win!

    I spend as much time going to get my drink out of the fridge most days as I spend on my pool.
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    Re: bigfoot04

    Sweet, thanks for the warm quick welcome and looking forward to the Win-Win-Win.
    10K gal, IG concrete/marsite, cartridge, 1HP flowtec single speed pump, 2002.....no SWG or Heater

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    Re: bigfoot04

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    The best way to start is by reading Pool School
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    Re: bigfoot04

    Welcome to tfp, bigfoot04
    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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    Welcome Bigfoot!

    Sounds like you came to the right place. We are DIY on the chemistry end for sure. The best thing we have to offer is knowledge and it won't cost you a dime. In the end, it will be the most valuable tool you will have.
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    Re: bigfoot04

    Welcome to TFP bigfoot !!

    And the pool school is free also. Can't beat that !!. !!
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    Re: bigfoot04

    Welcome to the forum, bigfoot04
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