Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: I'm new here!

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Marietta, Ga
    Posts
    2

    I'm new here!

    I retired and bought a foreclosed home about four years ago rehabbing it for my daughter and her family. There is a pool but it need total renovation, from liner to pump and who knows what else. My wife and I have decided it's time to start thinking about this. Of course we have plenty of questions from what time of year is best to salt or chlorine.
    There is a lake close by and would like to catch the Bullfrogs in the pool and release them in the lake. I'm thinking that is the making of a memorable weekend!
    Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Bruce
    30,000 gal, vinyl ig, sand filter, no pump, pool presently is unusable and may be 15-20 yrs old.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Texas Splash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio
    Posts
    12,941

    Re: I'm new here!

    Hello Bruce and welcome to TFP! Biggest piece of advice right now .... The proper test kit (i.e. TF-100 – link below) is the foundation of your pool care. Why this kit? We've learned through personal experience that you cannot reply on pool store testing, test strips, or simple over-the-counter kits. They simply do not read Free Chlorine (FC) or Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels accurately or to the high levels we need. If you do not have a TF-100 or Taylor K2006 test kit, it should be your #1 priority.

    Aside from that, spend some time reading the links you see below in my signature. They contain much of the information you will hear on this site. Welcome again!
    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
    Vital Links: POOL SCHOOL, RECOMMENDED LEVELS, RECOMMENDED CHEMICALS, Poolmath Calculator, SLAM, Chlorine/CYA CHART.
    If you enjoyed your TFP experience, please consider donating to Support TFP!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Marietta, Ga
    Posts
    2

    Re: I'm new here!

    Thanks, I'll check out the test kit and your links.
    30,000 gal, vinyl ig, sand filter, no pump, pool presently is unusable and may be 15-20 yrs old.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •