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    Cool 18 Month Anniversary,

    Wow, I just passed my 18th month of being a member on TFP. I cannot thank all the regular contributors enough for all I have learned on this site. At 18 months I have never once had to slam my pool except at opening which was done by my pool builder. I have NEVER registered CC above 0. Pretty amazing considering the money pit that was my old pool at this same home nearly a decade ago. Of course that was before TFP and the empowerment that comes with knowledge. At first I checked my chemistry almost daily. You all were correct in that after I "learned" my pool I would not have to test as often. Now I don't even measure MA when I add it. CYA is not measured before adding but is done gradually, which I am doing now. I cannot believe how easy this is. My total chem. costs after 18 months is under $200.00. My tests today are as follows:

    Salt 3300
    PH 7.5
    OTO CL 5
    CYA 50
    FAS/DPD CL 5
    CC 0
    TA 70
    CH 260

    On top of that I have had to clean my filter just once about a year ago and right now I am only 1psi above clean. All this is because of all the knowledge I have gained here so Thank You All for teaching me!
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    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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    Re: 18 Month Anniversary,

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

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    Re: 18 Month Anniversary,

    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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    Re: 18 Month Anniversary,

    Happy TFP-iversery!
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    Re: 18 Month Anniversary,

    I like that Zea3, TFP-iversary!

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    Thanks Casey.
    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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    Re: 18 Month Anniversary,

    Fantastic! Love the decking.
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    Re: 18 Month Anniversary,

    Great post, and great stats.

    This one is my favorite, though:
    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerGuyInNOLA View Post
    On top of that I have had to clean my filter just once about a year ago and right now I am only 1psi above clean.
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    Re: 18 Month Anniversary,

    Congratulations! We may have helped, but you did all the work!


    I cannot believe how easy this is.
    yeah, we love the TFPC system, too
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    Re: 18 Month Anniversary,

    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerGuyInNOLA View Post
    I cannot believe how easy this is. My total chem. costs after 18 months is under $200.00.
    How many things do you come across in life that are cheaper, easier and work better than the traditional method?
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