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    Cool Hello from Chicago, IL area

    I am having a new inground pool installed in the next 4 weeks and am completely new at being a pool owner, I was thrilled to see this site!

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    Re: Hello from Chicago, IL area

    Welcome to TFP Netski!

    Glad you found us before you started, most excellent.

    If I may, let me be the first to suggest going to pool school. Jump into the ABCs, and dig in. Ask all the questions you need too. You can find the links in my signature line.

    Enjoy the forum!
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    Re: Hello from Chicago, IL area

    Congrats on the new pool! And welcome to TFP.

    Here is some info on how to update your signature and location, What we need to know to answer your questions

    Here is a good intro to how to care for your water, ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

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    And how could I forget a test kit? Test Kit Comparison. I prefer the TF100 from tftestkits.net

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    Re: Hello from Chicago, IL area

    Welcome fellow Illinoisan!

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    Re: Hello from Chicago, IL area

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Re: Hello from Chicago, IL area

    Welcome to TFP!

    You found the right place!
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    Re: Hello from Chicago, IL area

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hello from Chicago, IL area

    Also from a suburb outside of Chicago...curious can I ask what size pool and what extras you are getting and then price $$....it seems where I am getting quotes it's all over the page with differences. My husband wants to get a Polymer pool over steel...

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