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    1st time pool owner in CT

    Hi all, I am so happy to have found a site that can offer some support! I will definitely need it. We just had an 15x 30 above ground pool installed yesterday....I havent added a thing to it in fear I will screw it up

    I'm sure you'll be seeing lots of me around here.

    15,400 gal. IG Gunnite
    1.5 hp Champion Pool Pump
    3/4 hp Century Pool & Spa Motor
    Pentair Automatic Chlorine Feeder
    Crystal Water Pool & Spa Cartridge Filter
    Polaris 280

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Waterford Michigan

    Re: 1st time pool owner in CT

    Wecome. We also have 15x30 AG and just love it. The best advice you can get (and will get) is get a good test kit. This is the most important thing to have. Test daily add add BLEACH as needed. It amazes me just how simple it is to maintene a crystal clear pool. ENJOY.
    15x30 AG
    Cartridge Filter
    Solar Heater
    1.0 HP 2 Speed pump
    + 2 KIDS

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    May 2008
    NE North Carolina

    Re: 1st time pool owner in CT

    Hello and welcome to TFP ! These folks really know their stuff. Listen to them and you will be amazed how little time it takes to maintain a perfect pool.
    13,000 gal AGP, Hayward X-Stream 100 sq ft cartridge, 1 HP Hayward Power-Flo Matrix Pump, all on two 6-hour on cycles per day. Baquacil to BBB convert.
    "It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself." - Hyman G. Rickover

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    Re: 1st time pool owner in CT

    Welcome to TFP!

    You are fortunate to have found us BEFORE you had any problems, and that following the simple methods here will KEEP you from having any! 8)

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Central VA

    Re: 1st time pool owner in CT

    Mermaid Queen is right!
    And welcome. I love this site, it has probably saved me over $1000 in chemicals so far this year, and I've put less work into the pool than I ever have before....that sounds lazy, doesn't it?
    Be sure to read the Pool School section, it will help alot. And don't worry, alot of the stuff in there will be reiterated in other areas, so after awhile it starts to stick (or most of it did with me, eventually, anyway) :P
    Pool: 16x36, 16,800 gal., vinyl, sand filter, SWG & AquaCal Heat Pump
    Spa: Hot Springs Sovereign, 355 gal., ozone/ion
    The most helpful tool you'll ever have for your pool:

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    May 2007
    Katy, TX

    Re: 1st time pool owner in CT


    Wecome to TFP!

    Thanks, tnthudson for the vote of confidence!
    As per tnt, check out the Pool School here:

    Looking forward tro seeing you around!
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: 1st time pool owner in CT

    Hi remeani,

    Welcome to the forum!
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    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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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: 1st time pool owner in CT

    Welcome to TFP!! I'm in the Waterbury area, so if you have any questions that are Ct specific, feel free to ask me

    I hope you have nothing but an enjoyed and trouble free pool all season
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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