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    New pool owner - first tropical storm

    Need some forward thinking help - NJ is partially under a tropical storm warning. I am outside of that, but have the potential for 4 inches of rain (or more) For those who have gone through a lot of rain in a short period of time, what should I be expecting when this madness is over sometime...
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    new pool in use - temp escalated quickly

    A week full - and sitting in the sun baking. Got to 91 today. What temp should I be concerned with getting too hot? I enjoy the hotter pool. Still refreshing for my old bones, and getting out to 90 degree temps makes it nice out.
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    Is there ever a day (or 2) when you don't have to do anything?

    Very new to this. Pool got installed last week, filled it up. And being the mean parent I am, wouldn't let anyone touch the water until I got everything looking really good. Right now: FC 4.5 (same as yesterday, and the day before) CC <0.5 (saying less than because the solution barely turns a...
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    Starting up pool

    Hi - Working with an above ground 15 x 30 oval (approx 12000 gallons). I filled using city water and garden hose (took a while...). I have a TF100 kit. Here are my tested levels: FC - 1.0 CC - 0.5 CYA - 0 (not sure if it did that test correctly, but after slowly pouring and looking the black...
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    Pool in - filling up

    Hi All - I am very interested in learning and doing things right (and easy). I came to this site years ago when we were thinking of doing a fiberglass in-ground pool. Things didn't work out with the town and we were never able to do it. Fast forward, we were able to push through some permits...
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    narrowed it down to two builders, have questions on equipment

    Looking at having a fiberglass pool installed. Both are in the 13k gallon range, but are different manufacturers (one dolphin industries (made in NJ) and one Viking). Builder A would use a Pentair clean and clear plus cartridge filter (CCP420, 420 sq. feet of filter), a pentair intelliflow...
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    Potential new pool owner - tons of questions

    A little about me (us). We are a family of 4 with 2 young kids (4 & 2 soon to be 5 & 3). Got a grand idea to start looking into pools. We don't have a ton of money to budget and really want something (relatively) maintenance free. So we are leaning toward fiberglass. We have been talking to...