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    Hey ! Willi is glad to be here !!

    Hello everyone!
    Owner of a 18'x36' IG, last house I had a 24' round AG..

    Fairly experienced but still have alot to learn about pool chemistry.

    I am a facility engineer (maintenance) for a property management company. Married for 26 yrs and a kid in college. I am a founder on a motorcycle forum and a Super Mod on a gaming forum.

    I have perfected the art of applying tanning oil and I am an obedient poolboy serving cold drinks to sunbathing women.

    Look forward to learning and helping.

    *will do my sig on my PC when I get home this evening*

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    .....and we're glad to have you, too! Welcome to the forum
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    Welcome Willi- Sounds like you're going to have it all figured out in no time with that new BIG pool! We love pictures
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
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    Re: Hey ! Willi is glad to be here !!

    47 new posts since I registered at lunch, 4 hours ago...woah.

    Going to be tough to keep up lol

    Thanks for the welcome Butterfly and Skippy.

    Skippy, the IG pool I have now is about 14 years old and I have owned it for almost 5 years. I will add a couple pics tonight on the PC, for some reason my phone will allow me to add the pic but no "submit" button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willi View Post
    47 new posts since I registered at lunch, 4 hours ago...woah.

    Going to be tough to keep up lol

    Thanks for the welcome Butterfly and Skippy.

    Skippy, the IG pool I have now is about 14 years old and I have owned it for almost 5 years. I will add a couple pics tonight on the PC, for some reason my phone will allow me to add the pic but no "submit" button.
    And it ain't even busy yet. We just upgraded to Vbulletin this year and we are expecting a lot of growth this Summer again. Good to have you aboard Willi, glad you found us. Now, I may have to ask for some tips on those oiling and serving techniques.

    I'm about to be a fellow 18X36er myself. Hopefully in a few weeks.

    We're gonna hold you to that promise on the pool pics...don't forget it.
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    My wife and her friends eat pool boys for breakfast. Welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup View Post
    And it ain't even busy yet. We just upgraded to Vbulletin this year and we are expecting a lot of growth this Summer again. Good to have you aboard Willi, glad you found us. Now, I may have to ask for some tips on those oiling and serving techniques.

    I'm about to be a fellow 18X36er myself. Hopefully in a few weeks.

    We're gonna hold you to that promise on the pool pics...don't forget it.
    The oiling techniques, thats not something that can be taught my friend The serving is another issue, not too much vodka but just enough, plenty of ice and FAST!

    I like VBulletin much better than PHPBB, seems to be a little simpler to use and has more features. The site looks awesome!

    The 18x36 is a perfect size for us, large enough for the crowds we have yet small enough that maintenance is a breeze (usually).

    Pics coming up ! Nothing fancy but we like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    My wife and her friends eat pool boys for breakfast. Welcome!
    Woody, had to check what state you were in, because I was sure my wife must have been friends of your wife

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    Re: Hey ! Willi is glad to be here !!

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    Every Saturday evening we show movies by the pool, we call them Dive In's
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    Sweeeeeet!!!
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
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    Re: Hey ! Willi is glad to be here !!

    me likey!

    Quote Originally Posted by Willi View Post
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    Every Saturday evening we show movies by the pool, we call them Dive In's
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    Divin Dave,
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    Very nice looking Pool!

    Love the "Dive In" nite. Very clever, and catchy too! Fun stuff Willi..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup View Post
    Very nice looking Pool!

    Love the "Dive In" nite. Very clever, and catchy too! Fun stuff Willi..
    Thanks Brushpup ! We started doing the Dive-ins 4 years ago and everybody loves them. We have a commercial popcorn machine set up also.
    For the movies I use a portable DVD player and connect to an older projector, only 800x600 but still has a great picture. For sound I use an old set of computer speakers with Sub and plug into DVD headphone jack.
    I try to keep everything small and as portable as I can to keep the setup quick.

    The screen is 8 x 8 and has an aluminum frame, I got it free from a guy who worked at an amusement machine company, I believe this came out of a golf simulator.

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    That's awesome. Welcome!
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

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    Awesome setup!!!

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    We have a commercial popcorn machine set up also.
    Sounds great! We'll be right over!
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    Welcome to TFP! Splendid setup! Let me know if I can bring anything!
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    Thanks for the welcome !! When through KY, stop on by
    18' x 36' IG Vinyl 30K gallon, Hayward 1 1/2 HP pump and DE Filter hardpiped, Aqua Pro 1300 Electric Heat Pump.
    TF100 Test Kit on order !
    Commercial Popcorn machine, sno cone machine and cotton candy machine, lost my red nose.

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    Welcome Willi! The pool looks great!!! Enjoy TFP and all the fine peeps!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Opening the pool this Friday and am way too excited to start with the new test kit and see better results. I spent some time reading TFP pool school since I joined, I feel pretty confident but I am sure I will have questions until I feel comfortable with understanding the chemistry.

    Purchased less liquid shock than I normally do. Years past I buy 30 cases at Watsons pool school because its on sale ($9.89) per case. I bought 20 yesterday for this season and did not buy any tablets like I normally do.

    Will post pics and test results. TFP rocks!!
    18' x 36' IG Vinyl 30K gallon, Hayward 1 1/2 HP pump and DE Filter hardpiped, Aqua Pro 1300 Electric Heat Pump.
    TF100 Test Kit on order !
    Commercial Popcorn machine, sno cone machine and cotton candy machine, lost my red nose.

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    You will do just fine this summer! Post up your results and any questions!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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