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    May 2015

    Hello from thawing Minnesota

    Hay all, sitting here watching it get greener by the minute. Spent Friday getting pool up and running 18x 36 oval with slid and board. Yes we do play in the sun up here in Minnesota, and once she starts to show her face there is plenty to play in. Bought this house 7 years ago and was trilled with the thought of having a pool, and after 7 years I still am. I know that isn't always the story but that came with the realization that the pool shops are in the business to sell, sell sell. Over the years I have found that it can be pretty easy to care for a pool if you don't panic. Look forward to reading and contributing what I can.

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    Feb 2014
    Central Minnesota

    Re: Hello from thawing Minnesota

    Welcome to TFP, fellow Minnesotan!

    We're vastly outnumbered by Texans around here but everyone's great at helping you learn to take control of your pool. Good luck and be sure to check out the ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry and ask questions!

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    DFW, TX

    Re: Hello from thawing Minnesota

    Welcome to TFP! Glad you are thawing out from that deep freeze winter we had! Sounds like you are a TFPC kind of person!

    Get one of the Recommended Test Kits, I use the TF100 from

    Here are some of my fave Pool School articles in case you missed any of them.
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool.
    Here is the Water Balance for a saltwater pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals and how to add them.
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Hello from thawing Minnesota

    Hey Jim! Welcome to TFP!!!

    Pretty soon you'll be in the swim I hope.

    Good to have you aboard.
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    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Hello from thawing Minnesota

    Welcome to the forum!
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    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Chicago, IL

    Re: Hello from thawing Minnesota

    Welcome to TFP, JimWalter. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.

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    Jul 2013
    Central Arkansas

    Re: Hello from thawing Minnesota

    You're in a wonderful place Jim! How I miss Minnesota...

    You've wandered into a great resource here - one that will cut your cost of pool operation. Read it and stay the course!
    20K gal, IG vinyl, Waterfall on 2nd pump (1HP US Motor), Dolphin cleaning system, Central Arkansas, installed 1999
    2 Haywood Super Pumps, 1HP (main and waterfall pumps), Purex Triton II (TR 60) Sand Filter (replaced original 2016)

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