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    Hi everyone, I just registered, but I have been using this forum for just about 1 year. I am proud to say I am now a TFP believer, a BBB user, a Taylor K-2006 test kit owner, and have been pool store free for just about one year. I've owned my pool for about 6 years. When my TFP journey started last year I was having algae problems. I was already interested in alternative methods for treating my pool as I just didn't trust the pool store guys and always spent a ton of money. Then the algae hit. I would treat then it would just come back. I was about ready to give up when I found this site. Once I got my kit and could check my levels, I am ashamed to say what my CYA level was, but it was way north of triple digits. I ended up doing a partial drain and refill and slammed away. Algae problems eliminated. My pool is clear and awesome. I keep my levels as recommended on this site, including a CYA from 40-50. I also have been slowly adding borates. I would say my biggest issue is my pool takes full sun and in these hot Tennessee summer days and heavy swim use (4 kids) I go through a LOT of bleach. But it is still cheaper than all the pucks and shock and chemicals (I didn't need) and then algae treatments. I have learned so much on this site, thank you all. I peach the BBB gospel to anyone who will listen.
    27 Foot Above Ground Pool Vinyl Liner - 17,100 gallons
    Hayward XStream CC10092S cartridge filter / 1 hp PowerFlo pump

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    Re: New Member

    Bryan! That is so awesome to hear!

    Those kids must love it! No more "sorry kids you can't swim today. I have to work on the pool"!

    Good job!

    Kim
    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: New Member

    Congrats, Bryan & welcome aboard! Having water your neighbors envy is pretty awesome, isn't it?

    Great job in getting your pool under YOUR control!

    Lisa
    33 Round AGP, 26K gal, vinyl liner, 1 HP single speed pump, 1 Hayward wide mouth skimmer, Pentair sand filter, Taylor K-2006 test kit, Red Leopard Orbit suction auto vac, Pool School, TFTestkits, PoolMath, Support this Site!

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    Welcome to TFP, even if you have been lurking for a year!
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone. Oh yeah, I've lurked for a long time. I never had to join to ask a specific question because everything I ever needed was already covered somewhere here. I sure have learned a lot from this site and just thought I should let everyone know.
    27 Foot Above Ground Pool Vinyl Liner - 17,100 gallons
    Hayward XStream CC10092S cartridge filter / 1 hp PowerFlo pump

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    Welcome to the bright side!
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    Re: New Member

    Welcome out of lurkdom! Isn't it nice to be able to enjoy the pool and not have to worry about algae?!

    I've gotten so many compliments on my pool from *It's so clean!* to *I believe it's the cleanest, brightest pool in the neighborhood!!!* Which in fact is true!!!! I'm right behind ya in preaching it to anyone who wants to know the secret... which isn't a big secret here.

    My husband loves the fact that he can use it at any time, day or night and he doesn't have to worry about a green pool EVER!!! He;s never seen the pool cloudy and I've had it up n running for 3 years now. So good for you!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: New Member

    A friend of mine uses his neighbor's pool, his brother's pool and my pool on occasion. He says mine is, by far, the best. Guess which 2 pools are the "pool store" pools.
    17,500 gal. ABG Doughboy Pool
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    Re: New Member

    Quote Originally Posted by DebbieO View Post
    A friend of mine uses his neighbor's pool, his brother's pool and my pool on occasion. He says mine is, by far, the best. Guess which 2 pools are the "pool store" pools.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Re: New Member

    The childhood song came to mind reading DebbieO's post: "One of these things aint like the others.. One of these things isnt the same...."

    A very belated welcome to TFP Bryan94..... Congrads on keeping your pool clean and clear.
    Randy H.

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