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    Poooooooooool Boy

    Hello all,

    I've had a pool my entire life however we always had a company take care of it. Now that I own my first house I find I don't want to pay for a pool service as my parents did. I am here to do 2 things:

    1) Learn how to maintain my pool
    2) Attempt to heat my pool on the cheap

    Wish me luck!

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    Defgufman's Avatar
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    Mar 2015
    Savannah GA

    Re: Poooooooooool Boy

    Welcome aboard. Ask anything you want.
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    Jun 2013
    Northeast Arkansas

    Re: Poooooooooool Boy

    17,500 gal. IG Fiberglass
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    1.5 hp Century Centurion B229SE motor, Jacuzzi Magnum Force pump
    Hayward 3/4 hp model 6060 booster pump
    Polaris 280,TF-100 Test Kit with Speed Stir

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    Re: Poooooooooool Boy


    Start with the ABCs in Pool School. Order a proper test kit ASAP, and as mentioned you can ask anything about pools you'll need to know here on the forum. Good luck, and enjoy our site.
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    Sep 2014
    Cibolo, TX

    Re: Poooooooooool Boy

    Welcome - I think you'll find the advice here to be spot-on and easy to accomplish.

    I'll weigh in on the "heat the pool on the cheap" part. We have a 400,000 btu propane heater & attempted to warm the pool enough to swim over spring break. After sucking on propane for 24 hours, it resulted in a chilly dip, then a quick move into the attached spa. If I recall correctly, I think it only raised the temp 10 degrees - 0.5 degree / hr. About 40% of my 250 gallon tank was used in the process. My vote, based on this experience is this is not the "cheap" way to heat a pool. Maybe I'll learn some tricks here too!

    The spa on the other hand... Heats to 100+ in about 30 minutes and barely registers anything consumed on the propane gauge!
    16,661 gal IG PebbleTec w/ Spa; 60 ft2 Jandy DE filter, 2 HP Jandy Variable Speed pump; 2 skimmer; 400K BTU Jandy heater; Polaris Sport; opened 9/15/14; TF-100 test kit

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    Chicago, IL

    Re: Poooooooooool Boy

    Welcome to TFP Lunarpancake!

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

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