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    Hello from Tennessee

    I am from Bartlett, TN, which is a suburb of Memphis. I got my first home in late summer 2006, and it came with a 33' round AG pool. I have been fighting algea more than swimming ever since, and I finally decided that the pool stores must be dumb and there must be some better advice out there. I discovered both PoolForum and this site earlier this week and have learned a lot. I am hoping for some honest advice from people who have no reason to mislead me. My pool is so big that it is a little intimidating. (I can't reach the middle with a triple extended pole!) Thanks in advance for any help I can get. -lilsis1234
    Jamie
    33' Round AG Pool, Approximately 28,750 gallons, SwimPro High Rate Sand Filter - 25", Hayward Matrix 1.5 hp pump, TF100 test kit
    Memphis, TN Suburb - Very Hot and Sunny all summer (Avg day temp. = 99, HI = 110)
    We've had heat advisories almost every day for over a month - it would be nice to have a clean pool! :)

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    Re: Hello from Tennessee

    Welcome to TFP! Check out the Pool School area, either via link above or in my sig. Start reading and applying you're new knowledge, and you'll be swimming in a sparkling pool before you know it.
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    Re: Hello from Tennessee

    Hi lilsis1234,

    Welcome to the forum. As Molson said, Pool School is the place to go right now.

    A good test kit is the best investment we made in our pool. If you do not have one, the most recommended is the TF Test Kit sold by duraleigh (Dave), one of our members. He also has fantastic customer service! There is a article in Pool School comparing test kits.

    Adding your pool and equipment info in your sig will be a big help when folks are trying to help you. Go to User Control Panel, upper left under TFP logo, select 'profile' then 'edit signature'.

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    Re: Hello from Tennessee

    Welcome, you've come to the right place!
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    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Hello from Tennessee

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, Chlorine/CYA Chart
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    Re: Hello from Tennessee

    Welcome lilsis1234!!! I am from TN too. (Dyersburg, about 1.5 hours north of you) This place has wonderful people and excellent advise. I have been reading for about 8 months now because we bought a house with an inground pool and I had no idea what to do with it. I found this place and did my research and have never looked back. I have even converted 4 or 5 along the way! As I said, this place is great!!!
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    Re: Hello from Tennessee

    Hi Lilsis. I live in Collierville. We're practically neighbors! There are a few North Mississippi people here, too.

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    Re: Hello from Tennessee

    Welcome to TFP, Jamie. You've come to the right place for taking control of your pool.

    About danged time we got some more Tennessee folk on here! Used to be, you couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting a North Carolinian or a Texan! Nice to see the site's drawing a more genteel clientele.....
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    Re: Hello from Tennessee

    Thanks everyone. I'm Tennessee born and raised. I ordered that test kit from duraleigh on Monday and I hope to receive it soon so I can test my chlorine at higher levels. Happy Summer!
    Jamie
    33' Round AG Pool, Approximately 28,750 gallons, SwimPro High Rate Sand Filter - 25", Hayward Matrix 1.5 hp pump, TF100 test kit
    Memphis, TN Suburb - Very Hot and Sunny all summer (Avg day temp. = 99, HI = 110)
    We've had heat advisories almost every day for over a month - it would be nice to have a clean pool! :)

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