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    New old guy and new pool owner

    Aloha everyone. We just got the pool installed and and still waiting on the deck to be poured. The weather here in Texas has been anything but cooperative. It's going on 2 months for the install. We've had about 10" of rain so it's been delay after delay. So, the children are ready to start enjoying the pool and I can't wait to get my yard cleaned up of all the dirt piles. I thank you and look forward to learning a little more about pool ownership. Cary
    15,500 IG Fiberglass (Lonestar pools) Charleston 16.5"x37, Pentair DE flt fns Pls48, Ecopump EP-6 2.2HP VS, May 2015 install/build, SWG Turbo cell T-9, First choice 3/4 booster, Hayward Pro logic PL-P-4, Polaris 280,Jandy Pro series LED lighting.

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    Re: New old guy and new pool owner

    Welcome to TFP! I hear you on the uncooperative Texas weather this spring. Just now getting my pool water up to what it normally is in late-April.
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    Re: New old guy and new pool owner

    Howdy!

    While you're waiting, go dive in to the Pool School articles up in the link on the top right of this web site. Lots of things you need to know (plus others you don't but it is helpful to be familiar with the terms) and get your self your own recommended pool test kit now. Take the time to get some practice in so you'll be ready to go!

    I recommend the TF-100 cause its the best value. The Speed Stir device makes testing simpler.

    Holler back if you have any other questions
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    Re: New old guy and new pool owner

    Hey, can I use the same salt I use for my water softener in my pool. Diamond crystal solar naturals. if not,why? and if I already did will it hurt anything>?
    15,500 IG Fiberglass (Lonestar pools) Charleston 16.5"x37, Pentair DE flt fns Pls48, Ecopump EP-6 2.2HP VS, May 2015 install/build, SWG Turbo cell T-9, First choice 3/4 booster, Hayward Pro logic PL-P-4, Polaris 280,Jandy Pro series LED lighting.

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    Re: New old guy and new pool owner

    As long as it doesn't have any extra additives, that's fine to use.


    30K gallon IG vinyl. 1.5HP 2-speed Waterway Mustang pump. 600 lb sand filter. Polaris 280. Circupool SI-60+. TF-100

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