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    Apr 2015
    Broken Arrow Oklahoma

    First post, long post

    Thank you all for this wonderful forum.

    To start off with, I was a pool store addict. My wife and I bought a house with a pool, our first pool. This was back in September. we spent around $1500 at Leslie's for the 3 months till December. OUCH. We always heard, add this, this is high, this is low. The sad thing is, the pool was never right. We did not know any better. We are know much better, haven't been to Leslie/s except to buy (pool boy) that is what my wife named the robotic cleaner. Here is my pool story.

    1. bought house, pool wasn't clean, the previous owner used some flock to clear it up. we were happy
    2. within a week, back to green.
    3.Leslie's advice, never helped.
    4.didn't want to close the pool till it was clean.
    5. leslie's said buy new sand. We did, I went to change it, and found the down pipe was split. Too much for me to do.
    6. FOUND THE TROUBLE FREE POOL FORUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read everything, the school, the chemistry, all post about algee and other posts back from when some of you masters had a first post.
    7. Fast forward to April. Starting to get the pool open and ready. Called the home warrenty company and the filter was covered. Bought a Taylor test kit, the wrong one though, K2005, I will get the right one.
    8. Bleach for me now.
    9. Took a week to get the part in to fix the filter. The pool company recommended pucks and to shock once a week, no thanks. luckily we had pool boy working hard that week.
    10. New sand, no broken down pipe, proper pool balance, life is good.

    I know y'all like numbers,
    FC 10
    CC 0
    PH 7.8 working on lowering to 7.4
    CYA 80 working on lowering to 40
    TA 80
    CH 350

    And I know you like pictures. This is pool boy sitting in the deep end 81/2 down with total distance from Iphone to him, almost 14 feet.
    34000 gallon/vinyl/1 1/2 HP pump/ Hayward sand filter S310T/ Dolphin Deluxe4/ Circupool SI60/

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: First post, long post

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    That is a great success story, glad you found us
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    Re: First post, long post

    Great 1st post!

    1500 bucks! Sheesh!!

    You get the prize of the day for best robot name! LOL
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    Midland TX

    Re: First post, long post

    Excellent first post, and one we never tire of hearing. Pool Owners learning and taking control. It's not any big mystery they want you to think it is. Educated pool owners aren't Pool Store patrons.

    Welcome to the forum.
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