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    It started with a small plastic kiddie pool

    Then a 10' easy set, then a 12' easy set and this year a 15' Intex Metal Frame pool.

    I figure it's time to start looking at water quality more seriously with the larger volume of water I am keeping now. And I'm sure we will trade up in the future also. I'm glad to find this site as there is a wealth of information and a lot of friendly helpful people here!

    Our 15' was set up on Memorial Weekend. I have been running the small stock Intex cartridge filter 24/7, using 1" chlorine tabs in a floating dispenser and using the shock once a week. I currently have a simple test kit that reads only chlorine and pH. I'm reading here now that I should be switching to a bleach routine. Learning is fun!

    Yesterday I ordered a Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD test kit and a 14" Intex sand filter. They both should be here Saturday or Monday.

    I just want to give a shout out to say THANK YOU to all who have posted the information that I have already read and to those who have posted the information I have yet to read.

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    Re: It started with a small plastic kiddie pool

    You're quite welcome!

    Good to have you here, and thank you for the kind words about TFP. Enjoy your time here.

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    Re: It started with a small plastic kiddie pool

    Welcome to TFP! Lots of us started like that. Pretty soon you will have build thread going!
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    Re: It started with a small plastic kiddie pool

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Welcome to TFP! Lots of us started like that. Pretty soon you will have build thread going!
    LOL - Fast forward two years and there is a brand new 26' Ultra Frame in my garage ready for a build thread.
    16,000 Gallon, AG Intex Ultra Frame, Intex 3000 Sand Filter System, Intex SWG, Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD

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    Re: It started with a small plastic kiddie pool

    Can't wait to see it!! Here comes the gratuitous request...

    If you think TFP has helped you, please consider donating by using the Support TFP button above. It's tax deductible and helps keep the lights on! Plus there are some cool perks too!
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    Re: It started with a small plastic kiddie pool

    Sweet pool upgrade!
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    Re: It started with a small plastic kiddie pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Dad View Post
    LOL - Fast forward two years and there is a brand new 26' Ultra Frame in my garage ready for a build thread.
    DUDE! That is awesome! What is neat is it is just as easy to care for if not easier than a little pool!

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    Re: It started with a small plastic kiddie pool

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    Can't wait to see it!! Here comes the gratuitous request...

    If you think TFP has helped you, please consider donating by using the Support TFP button above. It's tax deductible and helps keep the lights on! Plus there are some cool perks too!
    Just did, I don't want the lights going out anytime soon.
    Burning some PTO next week so I better go get that build thread fired up.
    16,000 Gallon, AG Intex Ultra Frame, Intex 3000 Sand Filter System, Intex SWG, Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD

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    Re: It started with a small plastic kiddie pool

    Yeah, get to work.

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