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Thread: Thanks again, and encouragement for newbies.

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    MJCP's Avatar
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    Sep 2007

    Thanks again, and encouragement for newbies.

    It's funny I seldom come to this site now, but when I first started with a used pool at the house we bought I was here several times a day.
    I just opened my pool and knock on wood, everything looks pretty good.

    I just wanted to say thanks again to TFP, and all the people in these forums who helped me achieve advanced amateur status.

    to any newbies reading - be patient, (search the forum for POP), and rest assured you found the right group of people to help you get your pool under control.
    15x32 Lazy L Inground / Concrete - 25,000 US Gal 1979 build
    1.5Hp/ Sand Filter, 7th season with Pool
    Painted cement finish repainted 2011
    BROMINE - (Purchased Home that way) Bleach shock
    400,000 btu Pentair Master Temp NG

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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Longview, Texas

    Re: Thanks again, and encouragement for newbies.

    Welcome back, and thank you!
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    East Texas

    Re: Thanks again, and encouragement for newbies.

    Stop in any time!
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

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    Mod Squad tim5055's Avatar
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    Columbia, SC

    Re: Thanks again, and encouragement for newbies.

    Stick around and help others. I'm sure you can help answer questions.

    Thanks for,the kind words.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Mod Squad Patrick_B's Avatar
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    Re: Thanks again, and encouragement for newbies.

    Yes, thanks for the good word about the forum and members!
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    TF-100 Test Kit, ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Flagstone, 36"SF, Pentair VS Pump, EasyTouch W/Remote, Rheem 400KBTU Htr

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    May 2012
    NW PA, halfway between Pittsburgh and Erie in the PA snowbelt

    Re: Thanks again, and encouragement for newbies.

    I can repeat the OP words as my own.

    I joined here in, 2012 I think with just an Intex pool? Read several times a day. From day 1 I could as someone stated in another thread toss a quarter down on the bottom and tell if it was heads or tails and read the date.

    I blew up my SWG with an electrical problem in the garage last year and with temps all summer in the 70's and water temps in the low 70's, no activity made me lazy and I would start to get algae not keeping up with the bleach. 2 or 3 times I had to do an elevated FC level for a day or 2 and clear it.

    I don't have a cover on the pool for winter. I have more important things to spend money on. Thus, when spring hits, my pool looks like the local pond, as it does right now. I've done 2 springs and this will be the 3rd. If history repeats from the previous 2 years, my wife is bringing the water level up to the filter inlet today and I will be able to read the date on a quarter by the end of the week.

    The bleach is a bit of a PITA doing it every day. Last year I was lazy as I said after blowing up the SWG. New Intex SWG is getting purchased next week. SWG is the way to go, the first 2 years I never did anything to the pool other than testing levels after erecting in 2012 and first spring open in 2013 and initially balancing the water.

    This site is a goldmine of information. I may have not come here often any more, but it has help more than I could ever hope.

    22' round Intex UltraFrame pool, Intex 633T 2500gph paper cartridge filter/pump
    with broken Intex SWG, using bleach this year
    TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Thanks again, and encouragement for newbies.

    Ditto what the OP said. I was a lurker for a long time and learned a ton...this site has been invaluable to me throughout the years!!

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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Thanks again, and encouragement for newbies.

    Now that you know how, you must pay it back and answer questions. This week in particular is going to get crazy.
    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.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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