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Thread: Introduction

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    May 2014
    United States

    Cool Introduction

    Hi all!

    I am new to TFP and feel like I have finally found some common sense in the plethora of information out there!! I have an 8 year old in-ground, plaster pool. We put it in new
    and have handled our own maintenance from the get go. I handle the water chemistry and my husband does the filter and other equipment. But I must admit, I have fallen prey to the "advice" of my local pool store. Now that I have found TFP, I can happily kiss them goodbye!!

    My pool is a simple 20'x40' rectangle. We use chlorine for sanitation and used to use an ozonator. I say "used to" because it broke several years ago and we have not gotten it's on the list! I am able to maintain my pool with only a few frustrating glitches (which I will be posting about later....)

    I have always struggled with adding various chemicals to my pool to achieve a certain number "just because" a test says so. I want to know the "why." With TFP and all of the forums and articles, I am learning more than I ever thought I wanted to know!!

    Thank you all!!

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Introduction

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Don't bother throwing money at a broken ozonator ... we do not recommend them for use in residential outdoor pools anyway as they do not really offer any benefit.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
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    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Introduction

    Welcome to the forum.

    +1 what jblizzle said about the onzonator.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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    BoDarville's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Introduction

    Welcome to TFP! ^^^What they said about the ozonator.
    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
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