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    Hello from Upstate New York

    Hi. I'm Jon in Albany, NY. We are in the process of having a pool installed and I found this forum looking for information on water monitoring. I'm very new to pools. This is the only one I've ever had and it isn't fully built yet. I look forward to poking around here and learning how to run a pool.
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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    You are going to love it here at TFP! We will be able to keep you out of pool stores and save you SO much money!

    Start reading here please:

    Pool School - Getting Started

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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Thanks for the link. I will definitely read it.
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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool!

    Here is my fave link of all
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals and how to add them
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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Thank you. I will give that a read too. I've been off and on the forum for about an hour (just using my phone) and I've already learned a lot. Pretty much the only thing I knew about pools was how to swim.
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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Another "hello" to you Jon. Welcome. You have some links already, and now a few more in my signature. Once you get your pool going, make sure to add your pool info to your signature by going to the top of the TFP web page (just under the Pool School button) and select "SETTINGS". On the next page look to the left for a menu bar that says, “MY SETTINGS” and go to "EDIT SIGNATURE" to enter your pool and equipment info there. It will help us later.

    In the meantime, look around, ask questions, and make sure you have your own TF-100 test kit in-hand on the day you accept your pool. Congrats!
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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Thank you so much. I spend a lot of time on a pizza forum so all of this pool reading will be a nice change of pace. I'll be ordering a TF100 tonight. I'll update that information too. I know it's a variable speed pump and a sand filter, but I don't know the brands offhand.
    Advanced Beginner w/ Inground 25000 gal pool, vinyl liner, Pentair Intellifo var. speed pump, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Sta Rite Max-E-Therm 333HD heater and an empty Hayward Chlorine feeder. Built in 2015

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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    You'll be ordering a TF-100, but now I'll have to order a pizza. My wife is from Queens, so I hear about their pizza alllllllllll the time.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    On the pizza forum, there are a lot of people from Texas. Might be a little bit of a haul for you, but I've heard good things about Pieous in Austin.
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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Welcome to TFP! Good call on ordering the TF-100!

    Here are some resources to give you an overview of managing your pool using our methods:
    1. ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry
    2. Chlorine CYA Chart
    3. Recommended Pool Chemicals
    4. Recommended Levels
    5. Pool Math
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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Thank you BoDarville. I've been reading my through these links and it is quite an education. So far the hardest part is reading CYA and not thinking Cover Your A__.
    Advanced Beginner w/ Inground 25000 gal pool, vinyl liner, Pentair Intellifo var. speed pump, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Sta Rite Max-E-Therm 333HD heater and an empty Hayward Chlorine feeder. Built in 2015

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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon in Albany View Post
    Thank you BoDarville. I've been reading my through these links and it is quite an education. So far the hardest part is reading CYA and not thinking Cover Your A__.
    LOL Jon that is SO true!

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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon in Albany View Post
    Thank you so much. I spend a lot of time on a pizza forum so all of this pool reading will be a nice change of pace. I'll be ordering a TF100 tonight. I'll update that information too. I know it's a variable speed pump and a sand filter, but I don't know the brands offhand.
    Delmar here .....

    What pizza places do you recommend?? I assume you have been to Bacchus (something like that) in Troy? My friend had a birthday party there and the owner told us all about his oven that he built. It was very cool!
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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    My favorite locally is DeFazio's in Troy. I've been to Bachus a few times. They went through a hit or miss phase but I've heard they are back on track. If you are in Schenectady, I like Marino's.

    I picked up a little propane pizza oven so most of the pizza I eat now is homemade.

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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    You could make me a pizza any day of the week! YUMMMMMMMMMM

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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Defazio's in Troy is absolutely fantastic. That and I Love's gives you two sides of the pizza spectrum within a couple blocks. The chicken pesto pizza at Defazios is by far my favorite. Welcome to the forum!
    Eric Adams, Technical Specialist, Radiant Pools

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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    Thanks E9A. I've already learned so much poking around here.

    Kimkats -anytime. I picked up a case of pizza boxes and we occasionally do delivery. The kids love that. The long term plan is to build a wood oven at the house. Sometimes it seems like I'll never get to it...some day.
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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    welllll I happen to know it is 21 hours from Rochester, New York to Tallahassee, FL LOL (We were there for a jet ski competition).

    I guess the pizza would be cold by then LOL

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    Re: Hello from Upstate New York

    It's still good cold...but that is a bit of a ride for a slice. So far the delivery radius is about 3 miles. Maybe once jet packs become more common...
    Advanced Beginner w/ Inground 25000 gal pool, vinyl liner, Pentair Intellifo var. speed pump, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Sta Rite Max-E-Therm 333HD heater and an empty Hayward Chlorine feeder. Built in 2015

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