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Thread: Looking to buy pool

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    Join Date
    May 2015
    Savannah, GA

    Looking to buy pool

    We are looking to get an above ground pool
    Options are both Doughboy pools
    Summerville round 24 ft 52 inch
    Copper canyon 24 ft 52 inch
    We're lost!
    Upgrade to frog leap mineral or go with standard chlorine basic included option?
    Cost comparison for chlorine vs frog?? Monthly and annual.
    What pump is the most energy efficient?
    Anyone with electric cost estimates we can expect?
    Polaris 65 cleaner?? That's an upgrade.
    We're looking to finance and not sure what to expect for total monthly cost
    Please share any advice because we have never owned a pool.
    I do not want to get in over my head.
    Thank you.
    24 ft round 52 in Evolution CLX 13,000 gal, Hayward S180T pump sand filter & 1 hp Power-flo Matrix single spd, TFP method, Borates Added, Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (Rincon/Savannah,GA)

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    Casey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Looking to buy pool


    Go with the pool that fits your budget. Your pump should be a 2 speed as to save on electric. Get the biggest filter you can. Do not entertain the frog as they dump metals into,the water, won't kill bacteria and will stain your pool if pH rises.

    Please read the ABC's of pool water chemistry in Pool School and purchase a TF100 test kit from Owning a pool is a big responsibility, and taking control of said pool's maintenance should never be left to a pool store and their unreliable testing.
    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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    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Looking to buy pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    Definitely get a 2 speed pump, running on low 3-4 hours per day will cost less than 20 bucks per month. No frog or any mineral system. Bleach or saltwater are the best options.

    Here is some beginning info on water chemistry.
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry
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