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    Pool newbie-ish

    Hello, all.

    Found this forum while researching how to resurrect my pool. It's been neglected for over five years. Took about 500 lb of aquatic vegetation and sludge out, lots more to go! Dumped about 4 L of Clorox into 'er an hour or so ago, I'll have to wing it for a few days until the TF-100 XL test kit I ordered arrives, hopefully it travels the 2.5 hours to Statesville NC quickly, so I can bring it home Tuesday!

    I drive truck, am usually in NC on Tuesday, home again Wednesday, then IN Thursday & home Friday.

    Awesome site you folks have here! It's been extremely useful in the 3 days I've been lurking.

    My kids thank you too!

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    Darren
    16' X 48" Intex AGP, ~6000 gal. Intex 1500 gph cartridge filter. Intex SWCG. Pool dormant from 2010-2015. Mostly rainwater/snow melt, some well water.
    Southwestern Ontario, country living!


    Turning my Science Project back into a usable pool!

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    Re: Pool newbie-ish

    Darry HI! I LOVE your siggy! LOL CUTE!

    Tell the kids we will help you get the pool ready to swim.

    You have started on the right track for sure!

    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: Pool newbie-ish

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    Re: Pool newbie-ish

    Welcome to TFP!

    Once you get your test kit, you will need to do a SLAM. You will need someone available who can monitor chlorine levels throughout the day for the duration of this process. The most important part of the SLAM is the M for Maintain, as in maintaining the chlorine at SLAM levels until you have met the 3 criteria of Done as described int he SLAM article.

    In the meantime, keep removing as much debris as possible. This will put you in a better position once you begin the SLAM.
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    Re: Pool newbie-ish

    Yeah, been reading up on the SLAM, and reading some of the threads of really bad pools. Can't wait to get started. I guess I'll have to train the nanny!

    Stocked up on bleach, got the SWCG ready to go, haven't added salt yet since I'll likely lose lotsa water via the shop vac, which I should start today. I've already put about 12 L of chlorine in over 3 days to make the water somewhat safe to work around, and seems to be helping clear the water - I can see bottom today!

    Cheers
    Darren

    16' X 48" Intex AGP, ~6000 gal. Intex 1500 gph cartridge filter. Intex SWCG. Pool dormant from 2010-2015. Mostly rainwater/snow melt, some well water.
    Southwestern Ontario, country living!


    Turning my Science Project back into a usable pool!

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    Re: Pool newbie-ish

    I see the Nanny now-----------"you want me to babysit the pool also????????" LOL tell her will look good on her resume!

    Kim
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    Re: Pool newbie-ish

    Lol she just started, and must want to make a good impression - already started!


    16' X 48" Intex AGP, ~6000 gal. Intex 1500 gph cartridge filter. Intex SWCG. Pool dormant from 2010-2015. Mostly rainwater/snow melt, some well water.
    Southwestern Ontario, country living!


    Turning my Science Project back into a usable pool!

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    Re: Pool newbie-ish

    I can see it now.............Nanny is going to bring her suit and towel to work LOL

    Kim
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