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    Hi from Chalfont, PA

    Hi All,

    I've been lurking for just under a year. We've moved into our new home July 2014. I just ordered my tf-100 test kit. Our pool was opening today and I'm ready to start maintaining my pool. Hopefully, I'll become knowledgeable enough to replace equipments as they start to fail.

    Thanks,
    Wishman
    Inground 20k gallons plaster pool (2001) with Spa, Blue Haven 450 Cartridge Filter, Laars Lite 2 heater propane, Northstar 2hp pump, Dolphin Nautilus Robot Cleaner

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    Re: Hi from Chalfont, PA

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Hi from Chalfont, PA

    Welcome to TFP!!

    How does the pool look? If it's clear, keep adding bleach until you get your test kit. Figure 3 or 4 ppm a day.
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    Re: Hi from Chalfont, PA

    Welcome to the forum! Congrats on ordering the TF-100. You will be pleased!
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    Re: Hi from Chalfont, PA

    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
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Re: Hi from Chalfont, PA

    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome and the helpful links. The pool is cloudy and they did pour 5 gallons of bleach yesterday. I'm letting the pump run 7 hours a day. Unfortunately I didn't keep my water level low enough this winter and the tiles are falling off. I'm waiting for my pool putty to get in. Can't wait to see what my test kits will show.
    Inground 20k gallons plaster pool (2001) with Spa, Blue Haven 450 Cartridge Filter, Laars Lite 2 heater propane, Northstar 2hp pump, Dolphin Nautilus Robot Cleaner

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    Re: Hi from Chalfont, PA

    Welcome. How are you fairing with your pool?
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    Re: Hi from Chalfont, PA

    My pool looks good but the tests says otherwise. CYA @100. I'm going to inquire with the water company regarding cost for 12k gallons of water.
    Inground 20k gallons plaster pool (2001) with Spa, Blue Haven 450 Cartridge Filter, Laars Lite 2 heater propane, Northstar 2hp pump, Dolphin Nautilus Robot Cleaner

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