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    Houston we have a problem!

    have had my pool for 7-8 years, but always had a pool company. Tired of paying someone to jeep up with it, so going to try it myself!
    wish me luck

    thanks Bill

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    Re: Houston we have a problem!

    Welcome to TFP!!!

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    Re: Houston we have a problem!

    Welcome to the forum.

    We'll help any way we can, Bill. Let us know.
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    Re: Houston we have a problem!

    Agreed Bill. We feel the same way, and there's no reason you can't take charge of your pool. When you get some spare time, please check-out the links you see in many of our signatures as they are the basics of TFP care and will help guide you down the road. Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Houston we have a problem!

    i guess i need to start reading first!
    thanks Bill
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    Re: Houston we have a problem!

    Have you discovered Pool School yet? Start with these:
    ABCs of Water Chemistry
    Recommended Pool Chemicals
    How to Chlorinate Your Pool

    Also you are going to need to invest in one of the Recommended Test Kits
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    Re: Houston we have a problem!

    Welcome, Bill

    First, order test kit. Second, start reading. You'll feel like pretty quick. That's normal. Once you have the test kit in your mitts and you take your readings, plug things into poolmath, and see the results the next day when you test again, it will click. It's incredibly easy after the first couple weeks. Go ahead and send out the invites for Fourth of July at your house so you can show off the crystal clear sparkling water.
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    Re: Houston we have a problem!

    thanks!
    thanks Bill
    IG, saltwater, intellichlor, DE, pebble, 13k gal
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    Re: Houston we have a problem!

    Welcome to TFP! There's a wealth of pool info on this site.
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