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    SLAMming takes a lot of Bleach & Patience!

    I let the pool go 2 weeks unchecked, I know I know. I finally had time to open the cover (it’s covered while not in use, which contributed to it being neglected for so long) Saturday evening and it was slightly green but mostly cloudy. I immediately went out and bought 7 gallons of the...
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    First full year after construction!

    Opened this beauty on Monday to slightly green, slightly cloudy water. Did a SLAM because of the green & the CC was 1. Water cleared up & passed overnight test in 2 days. Now I’m getting in, the water’s 85. Thank you TFP, because of this site I knew exactly what to do.
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    Pentair plug popped off, help!

    Luckily I was home and heard the water gushing! It appears the drain plug for my filter popped off. At least I think it was that. The pool builder just opened it for me on Monday. I’ve since put the plug back on (see photo) but my questions are: How tight does it need to be? It keeps...
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    New Pool, dry skin.

    We have a brand new gunite filled about a month ago. I’ve been testing with my TF100 and my numbers this evening are: FC- 6 -a little high from startup still. Water temp has been 65(ish) until today. CC- 0 PH- 7.5-added acid, will test again in the morning. TA- 110 CH- 250 CYA- 30 Over last...
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    Finally Filling the new pool up

    It's been a long process but the pool is filling! We still have some hard & landscaping to do yet. It's been a long process and I'm so happy it's just about over.
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    New build in Fairfax Virginia

    After years of dreaming we have taken the plunge. Excavation started on July 12 and for the most part the major excavation is complete as of July 15. Due to Fairfax's insane permitting process we chose a small builder who would work with us to do the build in stages to get us swimming this...