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    New Member - AdamCanFly

    Hello everyone! I've been getting a lot of good info here because I've been dealing with a major pool fiasco. I guess It's time I joined and said thanks! My pump suddenly quit working a couple of months ago. I'm a pretty handy guy, so I figured I could figure it out and fix it, but I got busy with work, and family and I just couldn't find out why the pump wasn't working. I finally hired an electrician to help me troubleshoot. Turns out some of the old metal conduit under the driveway/garage corroded. Long story short, I fixed it, got the pump running and have been clearing my swamp the last few days. I guess I could start a new thread if anyone is interested in hearing the full story.
    Other than that, this is my first pool. I've had it for about 2 years, and I'm always learning new things. It's a 33,000 gallon Anthony pool built in 1971. The previous owner told me that it was built by someone at Anthony pools to be a show pool. It has a bunch of old and newer stuff. Some works and some doesn't. I'd like to eventually get everything updated and working. I'm sure you will see more of me around here.

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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Hi Adam,
    welcome to TFP!

    Good deal on fixing the pump and conduit problem. Lots of us here are DIYers ourselves.

    Let us know if you need any help and all. And dont be a stranger!
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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Welcome to TFP!!!


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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Welcome!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Got any pics of the pool to share with us?
    23' x 37' IG 18.5k gallon SWG w/ raised spa, Build Thread -->Here
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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Quote Originally Posted by JayBauman View Post
    Got any pics of the pool to share with us?
    Yep.
    This was last summer.

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    We have young children, so we got a fence. It really gives us peace of mind.
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    This is what it looked like after the pump sat idol for more than a month.
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    Digging a trench for new conduit.

    Starting to clear.

    Almost there.

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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Welcome to the forum. Very nice pool.
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    Welcome to TFP !!
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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Beautiful pool! Welcome to TFP Adam.
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    Oh wow... I love your pool!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Well done!

    We always love a good story. Feel free to share any and all details!

    Kim
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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Where is the best place to post the whole story?

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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Since it ended up being pump related, you could put it in "Pumping Station." If you think it's a more Star Wars type all-encompassing pool-saga, put it in "Everything Else."
    33' round, 23,000 gal AG vinyl , 1HP 2spd PowerFlo Matrix downsized with 3/4HP impeller (X2), Hayward S180T 150# sand filter (X2), Hayward H250 NG heater Pool Store year 1 - $850 for 2 months; Pool Store year 2 - $440 for 2 months, TFPC year 1 - $170 for 4 months; TFPC year 2 - $95 for 4.5 months
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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Here would be okay or maybe the intro yourself area or ?? Pick the area that the story seems to cover and let us know.

    Kim
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    Re: New Member - AdamCanFly

    Ok. I posted the whole story in Everything Else. http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...ken-pool-story

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