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    Hello from Northern California

    Hello from 50 miles north of Sacramento. Have had the pool for 3 years now. Was totally pool stored. They tested the water for free and said buy this and add that. We did that and fought algae twice or more a year. Our algaecide bill was through the roof. Well the pool store went out of business. Came across this site and read pool school. I want in. I got the tft-100 testkit and tested the water. No wonder we fought algae. All the levels are off and the cya is high as the sky. I think a partial drain and refill is my starting point. Get ready for the questions after that!
    Can't wait for warm days and sunny rays.
    Thanks in advance for the help
    14500 gallon, 24' round vinyl agp buried, pentair tagelus 60 sand filter, max-flo vs sp2302vsp, TF-100 testkit

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    Hello from Northern California

    Welcome to TFP.
    Your off to an awesome start. Got the best test kit and have done your homework in Pool School.
    Your starting out on the right foot with replacing water to get your CYA level back in range. Keeping your FC in range for your CYA level is key to preventing algae outbreaks.
    Any questions you have don't hesitate to ask.
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Hello from Northern California

    Hi rig,
    Welcome to the world of easy and algae free pool care. And for cheap to boot!
    There's nothing like your own high class test kit and knowing what the water parameters should be. Is there?

    let us know if there are any questions you need help with.
    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.
    www.tftestkits.net Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Re: Hello from Northern California

    Welcome to the forum

    You really are hitting the ground running
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Hello from Northern California

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Welcome to the forum

    You really are hitting the ground running
    Indeed!

    Welcome to TFP! Glad you found us!
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    Re: Hello from Northern California

    SWEET! You ALREADY have a test kit?????????? You will have so much fun with your pool now that you are not always working on it or paying MORE money for stuff that really does not work.

    Let us know if there is any way we can help you.

    Kim
    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Hello from Northern California

    Welcome.
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