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    Nighthawk224

    Greetings from Gilbert, AZ!

    First time pool owner here, bought a new house first of May that came with a gorgeous pool. Previous owner seemed to really keep it up and it has stayed crystal clear ever since. A little history, about a week after closing (and knowing nothing about pools and not having much time to research), I noticed the sides and floor becoming green. I knew this was not a good sign and have a friend who has a pool service business. So to get us through the moving and settling process, I hired him to take care of the chemicals. He showed me the daily and weekly things I need to do (clean out filters, skim and brush) and what to look out for. He just had to discontinue service here because we were his only clients way down here in Gilbert. This does not scare me like it would have just a month or two ago. I have purchased and am using the TF-100 test kit and found the chlorine and CYA to be high and the pH low. So there will be some adjustments that need to be made. The pool guy has already recommended at the end of the summer, we should drain and refill the pool and he would help us do that, mostly since we don't know when it was last done and because of the high CYA level.

    It's a process and I have been lurking and reading up on this site to get the correct information and supplies.
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    ~11,250 gallon, in ground, Pebble-Tec finish, Hayward SwimClear cartridge filter, Hayward Super II pump, Hayward bottom vacuum NaviGator (I call him Fred), waterfall feature, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: Nighthawk224

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: Nighthawk224

    Welcome to TFP and congrats to you for getting a TF-100 right off the bat!

    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
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    Re: Nighthawk224

    Thanks! I did the full test already last week, but lost the paper I wrote the results down on. I will be doing the full test again probably today or tomorrow and then get busy to get on top of things chemically.
    ~11,250 gallon, in ground, Pebble-Tec finish, Hayward SwimClear cartridge filter, Hayward Super II pump, Hayward bottom vacuum NaviGator (I call him Fred), waterfall feature, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: Nighthawk224

    Welcome to TFP Nighthawk224!

    Glad you joined us, enjoy your summer, pool and your time on TFP!

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