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    Jun 2013
    Cut Off, LA

    Hello from Cut Off Louisiana!!

    Hi all you pool owners!! I am in desperate need of help getting the chemicals right in my pool. I am trying to decipher all the posts here and all the initials for procedures. lol right now my question is does anyone use a floatron? several of my friends have said they use this and I dont have a clue what it is or what it does. thanks!
    16' by 4' above ground Intex pool. approximately 6000 gallons of water.

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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    Re: Hello from Cut Off Louisiana!!

    Welcome to TFP!

    I had to reach out to Mr. Google and it told me floatron Ina solar powered ionizer. Skip it, gimmick.

    You need a good test kit and a visit to Pool School.

    Check out the TF100 at for the test kit.

    Start here for Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
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    DFW, TX

    Re: Hello from Cut Off Louisiana!!

    Welcome to TFP!

    Agree, skip the floatron, I've also never heard of it.

    +1 on getting one of the Recommended Test Kits, I use the TF100 from

    Here are some of my fave Pool School articles to check while you wait for your test kit.
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals and how to add them.
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Mandeville, Louisiana

    Re: Hello from Cut Off Louisiana!!

    Welcome fellow Louisiana resident. You have come to the right place for pool care. As Tim stated above you will need a good test kit and you need to read, re read, and then read pool school again. I was lost until I found this site.good luck and welcome to the forum. We have a lot of Louisianians here. You should update your signature with your pump model and filter type.
    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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    DFW, Texas

    Re: Hello from Cut Off Louisiana!!

    Welcome to TFP!
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