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    Hello:

    I'm new to TFP. We are in the 4th season with our pool and looking for more cost effective means to take care of our pool. Looks like a great site. V
    16k gal, 14x34 vinyl in-ground pool, pentair superflow pump 3/4hp, hayward pro series sand filter, pool frog, well water. New London, North Carolina.

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    Re: Hello:

    Welcome the the forum!

    You'll be hard pressed to find a better cost option than TFPC. If you do, let us know, we would be interested in that.
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    Re: Hello:

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Hello:

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    A really easy way to save money right off the bat is to stop putting the mineral packs in the Frog. They only lead to bad things like green hair and stained pools.
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    Re: Hello:

    And mineral frog packs are expensive
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    Re: Hello:

    Thanks. Funny you mention the mineral pack, It was suggest by my pool folks that I keep it this morning when I had them test my water. I chose not to get it. Had them test water this morning really high cya, been draining and refilling today. I have been doing a lot of reading today. Will order Me a good test kit today or tomorrow.
    16k gal, 14x34 vinyl in-ground pool, pentair superflow pump 3/4hp, hayward pro series sand filter, pool frog, well water. New London, North Carolina.

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    Good for you. A good kit is essential.
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    Re: Hello:

    Quote Originally Posted by vwhit View Post
    Thanks. Funny you mention the mineral pack, It was suggest by my pool folks that I keep it this morning when I had them test my water. I chose not to get it. Had them test water this morning really high cya, been draining and refilling today. I have been doing a lot of reading today. Will order Me a good test kit today or tomorrow.
    If it's already there, I wouldn't remove it. It is an easy to use chlorinator when you go out of town. Save the empty mineral pack to hold the chlorine pack in place should you need it.
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    Welcome! You've come to the right place!
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    Re: Hello:

    Quote Originally Posted by vwhit View Post
    Thanks. Funny you mention the mineral pack, It was suggest by my pool folks that I keep it this morning when I had them test my water. I chose not to get it. Had them test water this morning really high cya, been draining and refilling today. I have been doing a lot of reading today. Will order Me a good test kit today or tomorrow.
    WOW! You already plan to get a good test kit? That is awesome to hear! You are going to LOVE taking care of your pool now and will not believe how easy and cheap it will be with the test kit!

    Let us know when it gets in and we can help you out with the testing.

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    Welcome to the forum!
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