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    Jun 2015

    Thanks for Letting Me Join

    What a great web site. So much to know and so much to learn. I have been around pools since I was born. As a child we had a cement pond! It was literally an 18' x 32' rectangular concrete IG pool. We used a 55 gal drum full of various sized gravel for filtering and to skim it we would drag two pieces of attached wood with sponges at each end in the morning to a troph in the shallow end that would flow out into the yard. I grew up loving the water and still do. When my wife and I found a house with an existing pool we knew it would be a good fit. She also had a pool as a child. I have a few questions I'll need help with . Even after all these years, mostly being around pools, I know there is so much I don't understand.

    Here's to summer!
    My pool is a circa 1980 18 x 36 Kidney shaped plaster IG, sand filter, approx. 20,000 gal. w/ in-line gas 125,000 BTU heater.

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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Thanks for Letting Me Join

    Welcome to TFP!

    That's all we are about, as understanding is our corner stone. Ask away, and you'll get some answers I promise you. Enjoy the forum!
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    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
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    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Thanks for Letting Me Join

    Glad to have you with us here at TFP. Enjoy the site and post anytime you have a questions or concern. Have a great day.
    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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    BoDarville's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Thanks for Letting Me Join

    Welcome to TFP!

    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
    6. Test Kit Comparison
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    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Thanks for Letting Me Join

    Welcome to TFP!

    Thanks for sharing your story about your old pool. Old pools are cool! We've had some people restore some really old pools here. Like 40-50 years old.
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