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    Hey from SE Texas

    After a lot of reading on this site, I've proclaimed that after having this pool for almost 9 years I am tired of being hosed by the pool stores and ready to handle ALL the testing and maintenance. From what I've read, there are many knowledgeable people on this forum with a lot of patience. I've always done the light work and never had a pool maintenance co. so I'm pretty comfortable with the work. I am anxiously awaiting my TS 100 kit today and ready to get with it. Hopefully I've got my signature in order and it comes across legible.
    32 x 15 15500 gal. IG gunite, 6 ft. round attached spa, diamond brite 2 plaster, flagstone coping w/concrete spray deck, IntelliChlor IC-40 SWG, 2 hp Max-E-Pro pump, 450 sq.ft. System 3 cartridge filter, 400k Max-E-Therm NG heater, automation is IntelliTouch i7+3, Polaris 280 pressure side cleaner,
    TS 100, Borax

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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    Hi bware!
    Welcome to TFP!

    Great job on your signature and congrats on taking control of your own pool. You'll be amazed how easy it is.
    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.
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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    WELCOME! It is nice to meet you!

    Love that you already know what needs to be done-order test kit and put in siggy!

    Any way I could talk you into a picture of this pool? It sounds pretty!

    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: Hey from SE Texas

    Welcome to the forum!
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    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    Welcome to TFP!

    Glad you found us, enjoy the forum.
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    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    WELCOME! It is nice to meet you!

    Love that you already know what needs to be done-order test kit and put in siggy!

    Any way I could talk you into a picture of this pool? It sounds pretty!

    Kim
    Thanks. It's been an important part of our lives and doing without one as long as we did, it makes it that much more enjoyable.
    I've attached a pic (I think, BBCode is not my strong suite)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Welcome to TFP!

    Glad you found us, enjoy the forum.
    Will do...thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    Hi bware!
    Welcome to TFP!

    Great job on your signature and congrats on taking control of your own pool. You'll be amazed how easy it is.
    Thanks, Dave.

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    32 x 15 15500 gal. IG gunite, 6 ft. round attached spa, diamond brite 2 plaster, flagstone coping w/concrete spray deck, IntelliChlor IC-40 SWG, 2 hp Max-E-Pro pump, 450 sq.ft. System 3 cartridge filter, 400k Max-E-Therm NG heater, automation is IntelliTouch i7+3, Polaris 280 pressure side cleaner,
    TS 100, Borax

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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    Ooh it is a pretty pool!


    30K gallon IG vinyl. 1.5HP 2-speed Waterway Mustang pump. 600 lb sand filter. Polaris 280. Circupool SI-60+. TF-100

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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    LOVE your pool!
    ~Wendy
    33'X17' Sports Pool (3'6"-5'-4'6") 7' flush Spa, Blue Granite PT, Waterfalls, Weeping Wall, Baja Ledge and Doggie Beach Entry! Pentair Clean and Clear 420, IntelliFlo XF Pump, SuperFlo 1.5 HP Feature Pump, MasterTemp Heater, Pal-Treo LEDs, Dolphin M4, Liquid Chlorine & TF-100 - My Build Thread

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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! THAT is a NICE pool! SO pretty!

    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: Hey from SE Texas


    wOw! Now that is a nice pool!
    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: Hey from SE Texas

    Welcome....but now I'm jealous!! Beautiful!
    Montgomery, AL
    27000 16 x 36 IG, Vinyl, Grecian, Hayward Sand filter, 1 HP Pentair whisperflo motor, Aqua Genie filter not by choice, no extra jets, Dolphin s300i robotic cleaner,Taylor K 2006 test kit, speed-stir which I couldn't live without!

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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    Gorgeous pool! Welcome to TFP!
    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: Hey from SE Texas

    Welcome! Nice color on your pool.
    ~Paul
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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Jabooh1 View Post
    Welcome! Nice color on your pool.


    Thanks for all for the flowers on the pool!! Wife and I love it and it is GOOD to live in and be born and raised in TEXAS!!!

    32 x 15 15500 gal. IG gunite, 6 ft. round attached spa, diamond brite 2 plaster, flagstone coping w/concrete spray deck, IntelliChlor IC-40 SWG, 2 hp Max-E-Pro pump, 450 sq.ft. System 3 cartridge filter, 400k Max-E-Therm NG heater, automation is IntelliTouch i7+3, Polaris 280 pressure side cleaner,
    TS 100, Borax

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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    Bware, welcome to the forum. That is a gorgeous pool y'all have.




    Quote Originally Posted by bware View Post
    it is GOOD to live in and be born and raised in TEXAS!!!
    Yes sir, you sure got that right!
    No more Intex EasySet AGP. Hot tub soon.
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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    Hey bware, welcome! I just joined TFP myself, I'm out in Katy, pretty close! I just moved here a year ago, and am trying to get my pool in order. I think the chemistry is out of whack and that's caused algae, filter clogging, etc.

    I just ordered the TF-100 too, I think I need to SLAM the pool this weekend to get the algae under control, but now I'm seeing that everything else is out of whack too...

    Anyways, welcome from a newbie, Jeff
    Katy (Houston, TX) - 15,000 gallon In Ground free form kidney shaped 30'x15' pool with Pebble surface. Spa - 8' round with waterfall. Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter (not sure which model though - maybe C3025?). Pleatco replacement cartridges x 4, 1.5HP Hayward Century Pump, Hayward Booster Pump (model 6060). Chlorine tab dispenser, which I won't be using. Polaris cleaner. TF-100.

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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    Hey Bware, nice to meet you! We're just SW of ya'll in Cypress.

    Your pool is beautiful! Such a lovely retreat. I also love your pool color! Have a terrific summer! Suz.
    Suz~Cypress area~ 2015 pool build. 23K gallons. IG swcg system. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy: color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator not used; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. Lightstreams Peacock Blue TF-100, K-1766, SpeedStir

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    Re: Hey from SE Texas

    Thanks to all my fellow Texans for the shout out! Y'all have a great summer and party on here at TFP!
    32 x 15 15500 gal. IG gunite, 6 ft. round attached spa, diamond brite 2 plaster, flagstone coping w/concrete spray deck, IntelliChlor IC-40 SWG, 2 hp Max-E-Pro pump, 450 sq.ft. System 3 cartridge filter, 400k Max-E-Therm NG heater, automation is IntelliTouch i7+3, Polaris 280 pressure side cleaner,
    TS 100, Borax

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