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    Smile Hello from Oklahoma!

    Hello, I am also very new to TFP. I've been lurking for about a month now and finally decided to join. I am a complete pool novice. I realize we all start somewhere, though. We just bought our home in March and it came with a lovely pool, in fact the pool was a major reason for choosing this house over a new construction in newer neighborhood that did not have a backyard pool. Easy choice! Well, I just wanted to thank everyone for their helpful posts as I have been seeking advice here as well. I thought it would be appropriate to come out of the shadows, lol, and say hi.
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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

    Welcome to the forum. Do yourself and pool a big favor by getting one of our recommended test kits.
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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

    Welcome to TFP
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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

    Welcome! The first thing I notice in your signature is you are still using pool store testing. Get yourself a recommended test kit and take control of your pool. It is so much easier than running water to the pool store and a being to listen to them off you products you don't need. I am sure you have read through pool school. If not it is a great read.
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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

    Welcome to Team TFP
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    Pool School, Pool Math, CYA to FC ratio chart, Testing Kits

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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

    Well hello there! I would LOVE to see more of your pool/house. The pic in your aviator looks great!

    We can help you save so much money and time here at TFP! All you will need is a good test kit (see my siggy for a link) and bleach/chlorine! It is really that easy!

    Let us know if you have any questions!

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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

    Welcome Oklapoolma...

    As azgirl and kimkats stated, get one of the recommended test kits and start reading pool school if you haven't already. It sounds like the pool was in good shape when you bought the house which is great. Many others inherited a swamp, so at least you don't have to deal with the frustration of learning the various TFPC practices and fighting algae at the same time.

    Again welcome to the forum.
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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

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

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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

    Thanks, Woodyp...don't know why it's so intimidating at first. I also need to get me one of those Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixers

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    Thank you, Tim

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    Azgirl71...I agree. I am throwing loot straight out the door.

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    Thanks, Defgufman ��

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    Casey, I would love to share..I will upload some soon. I love pics , too. Thank you so much.

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    Thanks, kimkats. I lived on YouTube for a moment there trying to get educated...I absolutely intend on it. These pool people aren't doing anything I can't do.

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    Thank, bigglesworth...yes, the pool was so pretty and blue...then we moved in �� I did witness it turn into a semi swamp for a sec, there. Then panic settled in and I called a company....my goal is to be maintaining it myself by June...fingers crossed.
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    •Taylor 2006 test kit •Dolphin Nautilus-99996323

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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

    Welcome to TFP!

    Here are some intro Pool School articles to read while you wait for your test kit
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals to maintain your pool and how to add them.
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

    Thank you BoDarville�� great being here.

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    Pooldv, I thank you. I think all of you will have me up and running with my own pool maintenance in no time...what great influences you all are. Really....thanks so much!
    "I say BOOMER you say SOONER!"
    •21,000 gallon inground gunite pool
    •Pentair-PacFab Triton II Sand Filter -TR100 •Pentair-PacFab Triton Purex Challenger 1.5 H.P. Single Speed Pump
    •Taylor 2006 test kit •Dolphin Nautilus-99996323

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