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    kalljo, New to TFP, Hi All (no rsvp requested)

    We have recently purchased and have had mostly installed a 28 by 15 foot, 18,000 gal. fiberglass (Hampton style) swimming pool. I say partially installed because after a month and a half I gave the installing company their final check and sent them on their way.
    This is our second pool and our first inground saltwater system.
    We relied heavily on our local pool store the first time around but after having similar complaints and results as other customers we have decided to go it on our own, with of course little help from our friends, we hope, on this wonderful site we found "www.troublefreePool.com".
    We will go to Pool School and hopefully post relevant questions and not appear to ignorant in the posting process.

    Thanks to all contributors for what appears to be a great pool owners resource.
    (PS I haven't figured out how to add my pool demographics to signature yet, sorry)

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    Re: kalljo, New to TFP, Hi All (no rsvp requested)

    Welcome to TFP!

    To edit signature: press "Settings" (just below the Pool School button near the top right), then pick Edit Signature on the left side.
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    Re: kalljo, New to TFP, Hi All (no rsvp requested)

    Welcome!

    How to fill out your signature is here: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...efore-you-post

    If you get nothing else out of this forum, get that you need your own proper test kit. And you probably won't find what you need in stock locally. The DPD test kit they will try to sell you is not the same as a FAS-DPD test kit you need.

    You can even support your state's economy by just getting what you need here: http://tftestkits.net/TF-100-Test-Kit-p4.html
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    Re: kalljo, New to TFP, Hi All (no rsvp requested)

    Welcome to the forum

    We'd love to see some pics of the pool
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    Re: kalljo, New to TFP, Hi All (no rsvp requested)

    Thanks, managed to find and create signature, hope it's correct
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    Re: kalljo, New to TFP, Hi All (no rsvp requested)

    Looks good! Now we need pics of the Hampton Pool you speak of!

    Welcome to TFP!!!
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    Re: kalljo, New to TFP, Hi All (no rsvp requested)

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: kalljo, New to TFP, Hi All (no rsvp requested)

    Photo Progression

    Pool in the ground
    http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8a5b5da4.jpg
    Built a raw rock wall in slopping front yard. used dirt to level front yard
    http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/...ps03a4b370.jpg
    http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/...psedcab383.jpg
    planted grass
    http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b4d0520.jpg
    built steps from house to pool
    http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/...psbced6b6f.jpg
    added concrete then covered with coping and 2ft walk around pool
    http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6277d418.jpg
    prepare area around pool for sun space and pool patio
    http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/...psfab9541e.jpg
    started laying more pavers
    http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/...psdd8b92a9.jpg
    Iro is patiently waiting for rest of pavers, retaining wall and fence, etc.
    http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/...psd153abc9.jpg

    Thanks for photobucket info, works well
    Kalljo
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    Re: kalljo, New to TFP, Hi All (no rsvp requested)

    Quote Originally Posted by kalljo View Post
    Photo Progression

    Pool in the ground

    Built a raw rock wall in slopping front yard. used dirt to level front yard


    planted grass

    built steps from house to pool

    added concrete then covered with coping and 2ft walk around pool

    prepare area around pool for sun space and pool patio

    started laying more pavers

    Iro is patiently waiting for rest of pavers, retaining wall and fence, etc.


    Thanks for photobucket info, works well
    Trying something... Switched url to IMG and walaaaaa! Pics on forum!

    Great looking pool and I love Iro!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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