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    Apr 2015

    Hey from CT

    Just dropping in to say hello.
    We recently moved to a larger home and just pulled the trigger on a 24' AG Sharlkine Matrix. All of the components are still in transit to me but I hope to be able to start my install in the next week or so.
    My pool experience in the last quarter century is pretty much zero but I had an AG pool as a kid and operated and maintained a IG pool for a number of years at the hotel I used to work at back in the day.
    We had a contractor over to get a price for a turnkey installation. I don't know if I look like a sucker or if this guy actually believed the steady stream of misinformation coming out of his mouth, but after 10 minutes listening to this guy, I decided we were doing the job ourselves. Two things important to me are making my pool easy to maintain and as cost effective as possible. So to help me reach those two goals, I've selected a 2 speed pump and a SWG. This site has help a ton with its straight forward approach to water treatment and the wealth of knowledge shared in all the discussions on all aspects of pool ownership. I've read through Pool School, fooled around with PoolMath calculator and read through plenty of threads to find answers to my many questions.
    Thanks to all the members here, I'm confident that my first summer with this new pool will be be an enjoyable one.
    Sharkline Matrix 24 x 54" AG, Hayward XStream 100 Cartridge Filter, 1hp 2 Speed Power-Flo Matrix Pump, Taylor K-2006 test kit, AutoPilot Pool Pilot AG Return Jet Style SWG

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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Hey from CT

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    From the looks of your signature, you have one of the good test kits, so you are off to a great start
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Hey from CT

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Essential Links:
    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

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    Apr 2015
    Sierra Vista, Az

    Re: Hey from CT

    Intex AG vinyl 15' x 48" 4,300 gallons due to skimmer install, Krystal Clear SF pump combo 2800 GPH, Krystal Clear SWG, Pool Blaster Max vacuum, Hayward thru the wall skimmer, TF 100 test kit with speed stir, K 1766 Taylor salt test, My SLAM Process

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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Hey from CT

    Welcome to the forum! Echoing what jblizzle stated about already having one of the recommended test kits - it's the best first step you can take towards managing your pool.
    Gold Supporter, TFP Lifetime Supporter, 26,680 gal Plaster IGP 3.5 - 10' depth / Attached Waterfall Spa, Manually Chlorinated, Triton Sand Filter, 1.5 HP * 1.1 SF = 1.65 SFHP 1-speed Pentair WhisperFlo WF-26 Pump, 400K BTU NG Teledyne Laars Series One Heater, Polaris 360, Test Kit Comparison, Chlorine/CYA Chart, SLAMing Your Pool, OCLT
    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Hey from CT

    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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