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    New pool user; don't have a clue what to do

    Thinking about changing out pump to a better one than what came with pool. Any suggestions?
    Have only bought test strips so far and no luck getting levels right. What test would be best for my pool?
    I'm thinking of using the BBB since this seems to be simple from what I've read on here so far.
    Please help! Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated since I don't have a clue as to how to take care of a pool.
    Summer Escapes 16' x 48" AG Vinyl, 5K gal, 1000gph pump, "C" cartridge filter

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Re: New pool user; don't have a clue what to do

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    These are the Recommended Test Kits, the TF-100 is the best value and ships out of NC

    Why do you want a new pump? That will not likely improve your pool water. Usually problems are chemical and not the equipment.

    Have you found Pool School? These will get you started learning about the chemistry:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    How to Chlorinate Your Pool

    Please ask questions as they arise.
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    Re: New pool user; don't have a clue what to do

    Hi Kim! I am also Kim!

    TFP is simple once you have a good test kit. It is also CHEAP! At least compared to the pool store! I spent less last YEAR using TFP than I did in one MONTH using the pool store!!!!!!!

    Let us know how else we can help you. I LOVE to help and answer questions!

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    Re: New pool user; don't have a clue what to do

    My neighbor gave me the pool. She had only used it for one summer, however, the pump has to be reset each time you unplug it & sometimes it won't come on without bumping it. Also, I would like a pump with a timer on it since this one cannot be put on a timer with it having to be reset each time it's started. I was thinking of using an Intex 1500gph 1/3hp or 2500gph 1/2hp & just using the adapters to use the 1 1/4" hoses instead of the 1 1/2" hoses that come with it. What do you think or recommend?
    Summer Escapes 16' x 48" AG Vinyl, 5K gal, 1000gph pump, "C" cartridge filter

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    Re: New pool user; don't have a clue what to do

    We hear a lot of good feedback for the 2500 / 2650 Intex pump and sand filter as being a good upgrade to the other tiny pumps and horrible cartridge filters.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
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