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    New IG pool owner in Maryland

    HAPPY DAY ALL!

    I am new to TFP and have already learned a lot in the few threads I peeked in on. This site has gotten me very excited. I have never owned a pool before Nov 2014 but I do now! I have been using a PB (pool boy...i think). The previous owners of the house were nice enough to winterize it for me, but when we opened the pool last month they did things terribly wrong. Much to the PB's surprise the pool was in pretty good shape. We opened it on April 24th. Since then I have (well the PB) replaced 2 of the cartridges in the DE filter, replaced the O ring and the top of the filter (the piece that holds the cartridges in place), and changed some of the pipes from the skimmer pump. The PB comes every other week, so I can save $$$ and learn how to maintain the pool with some help.

    I attached some pics of my new baby. she is 24gal, concrete (maybe plaster), DE Filter, and a polaris booster pump (there are two pumps, one for the pool and one for the skimmer)

    We have gone swimming in it a few times, however the water temperature did not let us stay in there as long as we wanted. I am at the bottom of a huge learning curve and I am grateful for these types of forums to help a novice like myself out. I am still working on my signature, pool lingo is still a foreign language...lol.

    Can't wait to chat more
    T.LaRue
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    24KIG; Plaster; DE filter; still learning. 1st time owning a pool. my first summer

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    Re: New IG pool owner in Maryland

    Welcome, Beautiful pool!
    Lomart 18x48 AGP 7000Gal
    Hayward S210T w/Hayward 1hp Power-Flo Matrix Pump 2-Speed
    TF-100 w/Speedstir!

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    Re: New IG pool owner in Maryland

    Thank you very much!
    24KIG; Plaster; DE filter; still learning. 1st time owning a pool. my first summer

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    Re: New IG pool owner in Maryland

    Welcome to the forum

    Congratulations, you have landed on the best pool site on the net!

    There are many able and willing folks here to help you with all your pool questions

    btw, do you know Lash?
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    Re: New IG pool owner in Maryland

    Welcome, welcome.....If you haven't already first order of business is to get yourself one of the recommended test kits, take charge of your pool and say goodbye to the PB.....you can't manage your pool on a every other week basis!
    Montgomery, AL
    27000 16 x 36 IG, Vinyl, Grecian, Hayward Sand filter, 1 HP Pentair whisperflo motor, Aqua Genie filter not by choice, no extra jets, Dolphin s300i robotic cleaner,Taylor K 2006 test kit, speed-stir which I couldn't live without!

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    Re: New IG pool owner in Maryland

    Welcome to TFP! Echoing the importance of getting one of the Recommended Test Kits
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    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Re: New IG pool owner in Maryland

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

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