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    A New Hobby & Maybe More...

    Hello everyone! I just got married January 24th which has nothing to do with this (lol) but my wife's mom just bought a house and it has a pool in the backyard. I'm a beach bum but love pools too! With that said, they don't know anything about pools since they don't swim/don't know how to. So since I've always wanted to learn, and now I have the opportunity, I want to take advantage of it and told them I'd help maintain it (since I'm mainly the only one who will use it lol).

    When I go over there Wednesday I will take some pictures and post them so you guys can see what I'll be working with and offer advice on what I will need considering what they already have. Looking forward to learning because this could open the door for a side job and maybe even a permanant one. Lots of opportunity here in South Florida.

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    Re: A New Hobby & Maybe More...

    Congrats on getting married and welcome to TFP !

    If you want to learn some good things about pool maintaince, spend some time reading in pool school !

    When you have some questions you know where to come. Looking forward to seeing the pics of the pool. 😎
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    Re: A New Hobby & Maybe More...

    cool. But teach those girls how to swim!
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    Re: A New Hobby & Maybe More...

    Congrats! If you have done much reading, you know we are going to ask if you ordered one of the recommended test kits
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    Re: A New Hobby & Maybe More...

    Yeah, teaching them to swim will also be a goal, if they will let me lol. And yes, as someone with a fish tank, I know I will definitely need a test kit. Thanks for the congratulations!

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