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    New Guy

    Hey guys and gals, just a new guy to the pool ownership thing, wanted to say hello. I've read through a ton of information on here, and am fairly confident I wont have much trouble maintaining my own pool. My pool was just finished 2 months ago, and the company I was using to do my chemicals was doing a pretty poor job, so I decided to fire them and do it myself. It doesnt seem such a daunting task after reading on this forum for the last few days. I have ordered my TF100 test kit, and for this past week, I was using the local Pinch-A-Penny to get my readings. As of today, I'm pretty close to spot on with the chemicals, but I am so glad I found this site to help me learn the proper way to upkeep my pool for the next 30 years!
    12k in ground, 14x28 sports pool, concrete/plaster/diamond brite, uncovered
    Waterway 1.5hp pump, waterway 150sqft cartridge filter, auto chlorinator, on city water, Zodiac MX8

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    Re: New Guy

    Good luck and welcome to the site!
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    Re: New Guy

    Why can't all new members be like you! Good job!
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    Re: New Guy

    I can't speak for other new members, but I guess I figured if i spent that much money to build a pool, I might as well spend some time learning about it lol. I'm a member of many other forums, and believe me, I know the most important thing to do is learn. THEN you can ask questions. The biggest learning curve is with all the abbreviations. I constantly find myself looking them up so I can understand what I read lol
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    Waterway 1.5hp pump, waterway 150sqft cartridge filter, auto chlorinator, on city water, Zodiac MX8

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    Re: New Guy

    Welcome to TFP New Guy! Great first post!
    Only 1 problem, I don't know where Spring Hill is. Can you add the state to your location?
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    Re: New Guy

    Florida. ****, sorry, I thought I put that. West coast of Florida, north of Tampa
    12k in ground, 14x28 sports pool, concrete/plaster/diamond brite, uncovered
    Waterway 1.5hp pump, waterway 150sqft cartridge filter, auto chlorinator, on city water, Zodiac MX8

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    Re: New Guy

    You forgot to share a picture of this clear pool.............If you have REALLY been reading you KNOW we LOVE pics! LOL

    Welcome from Florida! Glad to see another FL person here!

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    Re: New Guy



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    12k in ground, 14x28 sports pool, concrete/plaster/diamond brite, uncovered
    Waterway 1.5hp pump, waterway 150sqft cartridge filter, auto chlorinator, on city water, Zodiac MX8

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    Re: New Guy

    Nice pool! And nice view!
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    Re: New Guy

    Really nice tile work!
    17x32 Legacy Pool / Deck built around entire pool / Hayward EC40C92S Perflex 1-Horsepower Extended-Cycle D.E. Filter / Dolphin DX-3 / GLI Cyclone Solar Cover Reel / TF100 Test Kit/Raypak 266k BTU Cupro Nickel Gas Heater

    Pool/Deck Install Finished Finally!!

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    Re: New Guy

    Thanks guys
    12k in ground, 14x28 sports pool, concrete/plaster/diamond brite, uncovered
    Waterway 1.5hp pump, waterway 150sqft cartridge filter, auto chlorinator, on city water, Zodiac MX8

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    Re: New Guy

    Welcome to TFP...and nice pool!
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    Re: New Guy

    Welcome! Great pool!
    Replastered 2015: Sunstone Quartz Midnight Blue 16x32 rectangular gunite with in-pool spa....18,000 gallons. Autopilot Total Control System with SWG and acid pump. Pentair Clean & Clear 420. Auto cover. TF-100.

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