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    Apr 2014
    Little Rock, AR

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    I've had my inground vinyl lined pool for 7 years now. I've been at the mercy of the local pool supply place in my area. they are very expensive and I have decided to start learning for myself how to take care of my pool. I have a salt water chlorinator and sand filter. I did not ope my pool last year due to the expense of opening it. I left it covered and winterized. Upon opening it this year, I found an absolute mess! I have finally gotten the water some what clear and blue but have found that the lowest 2-3 feet on the walls is a dark greenish black. I just assumed it was algae that needed brushing off. It does not brush off. I'm not sure what it is. I'm wondering if I developed a copper problem while the pool was closed over the last year and a half and now have stains from it. Could someone please shed some light on the situation. I know if I go to the pool place they'll end up selling me $500 plus of various chemicals to put in it with the promise of clearing the problem up. I know there has to be another way more cost effective. I appreciate any help I can get!!!

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    Sep 2011
    Gurnee, IL (North Suburban Chi-town)

    Re: New to blog

    Welcome to TFP!

    First, we need a set of test results. If you need to SLAM the pool (more info on that here), you'll need a good test kit.

    Also, to help with your other issue, we need a little more information about your pool. Click on Forum Actions -> Edit Profile and put all of your pool and equipment info in your signature.

    I also highly suggest that you spend a lot of time in Pool School. The Pool School button is also in the top right corner of every page.
    33' round, 23,000 gal AG vinyl , 1HP 2spd PowerFlo Matrix downsized with 3/4HP impeller (X2), Hayward S180T 150# sand filter (X2), Hayward H250 NG heater Pool Store year 1 - $850 for 2 months; Pool Store year 2 - $440 for 2 months, TFPC year 1 - $170 for 4 months; TFPC year 2 - $95 for 4.5 months
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: New to blog

    Welcome to TFP! ^^^What he said.
    Gold Supporter, TFP Lifetime Supporter, 26,680 gal Plaster IGP 3.5 - 10' depth / Attached Waterfall Spa, Manually Chlorinated, Triton Sand Filter, 1.5 HP * 1.1 SF = 1.65 SFHP 1-speed Pentair WhisperFlo WF-26 Pump, 400K BTU NG Teledyne Laars Series One Heater, Polaris 360, Test Kit Comparison, Chlorine/CYA Chart, SLAMing Your Pool, OCLT
    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: New to blog

    Welcome, glad you found us, and we'll love helping as soon as we have some numbers to work with.
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    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: New to blog

    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Aug 2012
    Elverson Pa.

    Re: New to blog

    Welcome to TFP !
    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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