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    Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    I'm sorry this is a little long.

    I purchased my first home about 2 years ago and with that came my first pool. I had no experience with a pool and to tell you the truth didn't really want one but it's small and has a Coverpool automatic pool cover so I was sold. From the get go it's been a nightmare. Stained plaster, calcium deposits on the plaster, a couple of fired pool guys and a weird hybrid style pump setup that no one in my area knows how to fix so they just wanted to sell me a new variable speed pump. Then I found Leslies. Life was getting better. So I thought. Every time I went into that store I was spending hundreds of dollars and every time I bought something I would have to get something else to fix what the previous chemical messed up. Then I found this site. I was surprised to learn that "shock" is a process not a product! And happy to learn that my water is cloudy because of Cc. I read pool school and purchased a K2006 kit. I'm currently in the process of Slamming. I'm also changing my source of chlorine from trichlor to bleach.

    I was ready to give up before I found you guys and am so grateful I came here. I'll update my signature tomorrow but just wanted to say thank you.
    9k gallon IG rectangle plaster pool spa combo, Sta-Rite P4R6F3-188 1 1/2 hp pump with Schneider Electric AVT11HU41M2U variable speed motor drive for 2 speeds, Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge filter, Sta-Rite SR400NA gas heater, Jandy AquaLink RS, Zodiac Baracuda G3 cleaner Cover-Pools T-3 automatic cover. Built in 2006. K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Great story!

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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Welcome!

    Look familiar?

    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    We never tire of these. Welcome aboard..

    Great entry to the forum and we are glad you have you with us.
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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Awesome! TFPC is great! Glad it is working for you too.

    Here is a link to add some more info to your signature on pool details, What we need to know to answer your questions
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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Glad you found us ... and the easy and inexpensive way to maintain your pool
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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Hi there Dsanchez,
    once you get your pool under control and get the hang of it, you will be "shocked" pun intended, at the realization of how easy clean sparkly water really is. And the nice surprise, is that having that pool will actually be some to enjoy instead of just one more thing to have to take care of...

    welcome to TFP and we hope you hang around
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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Thanks for the welcome. My fc has finally stopped dropping and cc is at a big 0 and I must say that the water is amazing! Hopefully everything will look good in the morning and I'll be able to start a regular routine. I'm excited.
    9k gallon IG rectangle plaster pool spa combo, Sta-Rite P4R6F3-188 1 1/2 hp pump with Schneider Electric AVT11HU41M2U variable speed motor drive for 2 speeds, Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge filter, Sta-Rite SR400NA gas heater, Jandy AquaLink RS, Zodiac Baracuda G3 cleaner Cover-Pools T-3 automatic cover. Built in 2006. K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Success!
    9k gallon IG rectangle plaster pool spa combo, Sta-Rite P4R6F3-188 1 1/2 hp pump with Schneider Electric AVT11HU41M2U variable speed motor drive for 2 speeds, Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge filter, Sta-Rite SR400NA gas heater, Jandy AquaLink RS, Zodiac Baracuda G3 cleaner Cover-Pools T-3 automatic cover. Built in 2006. K-2006 test kit.

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    9k gallon IG rectangle plaster pool spa combo, Sta-Rite P4R6F3-188 1 1/2 hp pump with Schneider Electric AVT11HU41M2U variable speed motor drive for 2 speeds, Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge filter, Sta-Rite SR400NA gas heater, Jandy AquaLink RS, Zodiac Baracuda G3 cleaner Cover-Pools T-3 automatic cover. Built in 2006. K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Looks great!!!

    Please add your pool details to your signature as described HERE as it will help us help you in the future
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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Ooohhh, love the tile!

    Welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Welcome!

    Look familiar?

    This made me laugh REALLY hard! Thanks for the laugh today Richard, two thumbs up!
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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by northrn View Post
    Ooohhh, love the tile!

    Welcome!
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Looks great!!!

    Please add your pool details to your signature as described HERE as it will help us help you in the future
    Got it up.
    9k gallon IG rectangle plaster pool spa combo, Sta-Rite P4R6F3-188 1 1/2 hp pump with Schneider Electric AVT11HU41M2U variable speed motor drive for 2 speeds, Sta-Rite System 3 cartridge filter, Sta-Rite SR400NA gas heater, Jandy AquaLink RS, Zodiac Baracuda G3 cleaner Cover-Pools T-3 automatic cover. Built in 2006. K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

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

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    Re: Just wanting to say thank you from Lancaster Ca

    Welcome to the forum!
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