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    Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    Hi all,
    I haven't posted much in the forum but I have been reading it every day and applying the advice to the care of my own pool. Thanks to you guys I have sparkling blue water and we are ready to go swimming. Here are a couple of pics from before and after. Pay no attention to the apparent cloudiness of the long pool in the background. This picture was at a stage where the square pool was done slamming and the second was not quite but almost done. Thanks!!
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    IG plaster pools built in 1985 (?): 16k(?) gallons lap pool (62'x8') connected by a spillover to 17k(?) gallons squarish pool (22.5'x18'). DE filters Pentair NS-48(x2), polaris 280 (non-functioning). Inline chlorinator [removed!] -> Circupool Si60 SWCG [Newly self installed March 2016!]. Recently acquired dolphin nautilus+ [Summer 2015]. Still figuring out what else I have and how things work.

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    Re: Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    Hey neighbor! Nice to see pics of success stories. Enjoy your summer!
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    Re: Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    Neat looking pool set up. I would love to see more pics!

    Take and share a pic of your equipment and we should be able to tell you what you have and how it works.

    How many wheelbarrow loads of leaves did you take out of that pool?

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    Re: Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    Woohoo! Nice pool!
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    Re: Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    How nice is that!?? Good job!!!
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    Re: Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    Thanks everybody! I still need a lot of help getting things set up but I am extremely happy that the first step (getting the water clear) has been successful . I will post some pics and see if I can get the experts here to weigh in on what equipment I have and how to get it in good shape. As a complete pool novice, this setup in our new house was pretty intimidating
    I have learned a few things already:
    1. I have two DE filters (one per pool). I learned how to clean them completely-thanks YouTube!- but I found that I have one busted pressure gauge, the o-rings need replacing, one of the grids has a quarter size hole.
    2. There is a whole farm of pumps. Two main pumps , two booster pumps for Polaris things, and another pump that moves water from the lap pool to the square pool, which then can overflow.
    3. There is a Polaris 280 that appears to do absolutely nothing. I have taken it out of the pool for the time being.
    4. The square pool skimmers appear to have a lot more suction than the ones in the lap pool ... No idea why yet.
    5. There are still a bunch of pull valves (I think that's what they are) that I have not the slightest clue what they are for.
    And many more things ...





    Thanks!


    IG plaster pools built in 1985 (?): 16k(?) gallons lap pool (62'x8') connected by a spillover to 17k(?) gallons squarish pool (22.5'x18'). DE filters Pentair NS-48(x2), polaris 280 (non-functioning). Inline chlorinator [removed!] -> Circupool Si60 SWCG [Newly self installed March 2016!]. Recently acquired dolphin nautilus+ [Summer 2015]. Still figuring out what else I have and how things work.

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    Re: Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    Kim, I lost track of the gunk I scooped out ... There were a lot of bags of leaves, twigs and pollen. And then the Texas deluge happened and more stuff fell in ... Not complaining though, I am very grateful our house didn't have any damage.


    IG plaster pools built in 1985 (?): 16k(?) gallons lap pool (62'x8') connected by a spillover to 17k(?) gallons squarish pool (22.5'x18'). DE filters Pentair NS-48(x2), polaris 280 (non-functioning). Inline chlorinator [removed!] -> Circupool Si60 SWCG [Newly self installed March 2016!]. Recently acquired dolphin nautilus+ [Summer 2015]. Still figuring out what else I have and how things work.

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    Re: Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    You definitely have quite a set-up there. Wow. I applaud your efforts and am glad you find TFP helpful.
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    Re: Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    Wel, the best way to,say thanks short of inviting all of us over for a pool party is to become a supporter: CLICK HERE to Become a TroubleFreePool.com Supporter!!
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    Re: Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    Finally got around to that
    IG plaster pools built in 1985 (?): 16k(?) gallons lap pool (62'x8') connected by a spillover to 17k(?) gallons squarish pool (22.5'x18'). DE filters Pentair NS-48(x2), polaris 280 (non-functioning). Inline chlorinator [removed!] -> Circupool Si60 SWCG [Newly self installed March 2016!]. Recently acquired dolphin nautilus+ [Summer 2015]. Still figuring out what else I have and how things work.

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    Re: Thanks to all for the advice in this forum!

    Look at that! THANKS!

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