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    Jun 2015
    Fallbrook CA

    New pool owner - finally!

    We've always wanted one, so recent move afforded the opportunity. New residence in North San Diego county, 4 acres of avocado trees, shared with my wife, mom, and 2 Boxers. Pool is approx 21000 gal with spa, pebble-tec'd about 5yrs ago. Having it professionally maintained while I learn about pools/equipment.
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    Mod Squad tim5055's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    Re: New pool owner - finally!

    Welcome to TFP!

    I think you will.find that our methods of care will differ from the guys you are paying to take care of it

    The link to Pool School above has great information.
    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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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: New pool owner - finally!

    Welcome to TFP! Nice pool!

    Congrats on the new pool! And all you can eat avocados, yum!
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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: New pool owner - finally!

    Welcome to TFP!
    great looks pool and surroundings!

    if you are gonna DIY your own water care, you will need a good test kit. the TF100 is the best bang for the buck on the market.
    The next best one is the Taylor K2006.

    Those are the only two that will perform all the tests in one kit.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: New pool owner - finally!

    Welcome from another boxer lover! I have 2 boxers too and they are nuts! lol

    I would encourage you to learn the TFPC way. Your pool will look amazing and it won't take long to care for it yourself and you'll save money in the long run. It's so easy, my mom could do it and she's 62 and never taken care of a pool. If you can throw together a recipe, you can take care of a pool.

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    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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