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    Second season with pool, new to the forum

    My wife and I had our pool installed a year ago this month. Things generally went well, but there have been a few growing pains. There was the not so reliable installer. The salesman that included a package of pristine blue products that they happen to carry. The conversion to chlorine after realizing that is the best way to go. The purchase of hundreds of dollars of chemicals from my another local pool store after taking them a water sample to achieve that conversion. i recently discovered your forum, and hope to make this season an enjoyable one. I've been to pool school, but have much to learn, and I think this forum will be a great help.

    Carl
    19k 27'X52" AG vinyl. Hydromatic 120 sq ft cartridge filter. 1.5 HP Maxi Pump. Hayward cl200 chlorine feeder.

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    Re: Second season with pool, new to the forum

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Second season with pool, new to the forum

    Welcome to the forum.

    There is a wealth of pool info in here.
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    Re: Second season with pool, new to the forum

    Welcome Carl. I was the same like you last year. Lots of $$ down the drain and poor advice from people we thought "should" know better. Well, now that you're with TFP, I have no doubt you will have an emjoyable swimming season. If you haven't already done so, make sure you check-out the vital links in my signature below. They help tremendously.
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    Re: Second season with pool, new to the forum

    Hey Carl,

    Welcome to TFP! Everything to DIY this is here. Enjoy the forum.
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    Re: Second season with pool, new to the forum

    Thank you for the warm welcome. There certainly is a wealth of information here, and I'm sure it will all be a great help.
    19k 27'X52" AG vinyl. Hydromatic 120 sq ft cartridge filter. 1.5 HP Maxi Pump. Hayward cl200 chlorine feeder.

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