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    Jersey in the house

    Hey everyone, new guy here. I've been lurking for a couple of days and enjoyed all the helpful info so far.
    Just like a bunch of people here, I bought a house with a pool. I liked the house in early spring but waited until November to buy it, got it cheaper that way. The pool was neglected half way through the summer because the sale fell through and the owners moved, blah blah. Pool was professionally closed but I decided to open it after watching some YouTube videos. Eventually made my way to this forum.

    I initially shocked the pool with those shock bag things. Luckily I stumbled upon the bbb method and been doing ok so far. I have a standard pool test but ordered a Taylor 2006 and a generic keeps krauly from Amazon (good reviews)

    I've read the pool school and can't quite figure out fc and cc. Also, I'm not sure about my cya. I read 0 from a test strip, added 5 lbs and read 40, do I just top the pool off the pool with liquid chlorine and borax as needed on a daily basis? Thanks! Pics soon

    after raking, not sure if I put shock in or not.


    but now I see a lot of staining.
    20k gallon IG vinyl pool.
    Hayward DE filter
    Hayward pump?
    Hayward 200 chlorinator

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    Sierra Vista, Az

    Re: Jersey in the house

    Welcome to TFP! Glad to see you have been educating yourself and have a test kit on the way. Nice pool!
    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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    Re: Jersey in the house

    Welcome to the forum Mike!!
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    Re: Jersey in the house

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Jersey in the house

    Nice pool!
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    Re: Jersey in the house

    Welcome Mike!
    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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