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    QBall

    Hey Gang,
    Found y'all while searching for info on pool maintenance. My wife came home from Wally World the other day and said "I got the kids something but you have to put it together". I look in the back of the Tahoe and find a Coleman 16' x 48" pool. I seem to remember a discussion where we talked about getting a cheaper pool. Apparently, we have differing definitions of "cheap".

    I got the pool set up and filled yesterday, and realized that I'll need to implement a treatment plan. We live in the country and are on well water. I have the TF-100 kit in my cart, but was curious what I should add with that to get the free shipping since I only need to spend a few more bucks.

    Anyway, glad I found this place, and I appreciate the help.

    Thanks in advance...Q

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    Re: QBall

    Welcome to TFP!

    I would add a speedstir if you're asking me. Good to have you aboard, and enjoy the forum.
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    Re: QBall

    Welcome!

    The XL option will do it. That is the one reagent that is virtually impossible to find in stock locally anywhere. The others are easy if you suddenly run out.

    And nobody who has a speedstir regrets it. Ask for it for Father's Day.
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    Re: QBall

    I like what someone said earlier in a post from Breaking Bad .... "With the speed stir, you will be the Heisenberg of pool maintenance".
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    Re: QBall

    Thanks so much for the guidance. Pool Picture.jpg

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    Re: QBall

    Looks like they had the hard part of the pool installation.
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    Re: QBall

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