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  1. J

    Brand new to this, hoping for a gentle nudge in the right direction

    Taylor 2006 kit, I think I'm understanding the methods. 17.2K gal, vinyl, iChor 30, Sand, water feature (sheer descent 48", I note that because it is a form of aeration I hear?) Results: FCL 1.0, pH 7.2, TA 30, CH 50, CYA 0, Salt 2800 I've read the Taylor charts, perused the forums and other...
  2. A

    Am I on the right path? New pool owner - inherited a beast?

    Hi all! Happy to be here and posting. I've been reading pool school and all resources for the past few weeks and am hoping I'm on the right path, though I believe the only answer at this point is to drain and replace. I am trying to avoid right now. We did accidentally drain and replace about...
  3. J

    Saltwater pool no free chlorine

    Bought a house with a 25k pool 2 years ago (going on our third summer with the pool). The pool has always had issues keeping FC levels above 0 and high phosphates. This year we decided to switch to salt with a pentair ichlor30 and have been keeping it at 60%. The water is 85, and the pump and...
  4. Kenny22

    New Pool Owner - Green Pool!

    Hello all, I bought a house this past winter that came with a 24' above ground pool! Opening the pool for the season has been an incredibly frustrating process so far. I found that parts of the pump system were broken and needed to be replaced, and in doing so the pool had to sit, unfiltered...
  5. J

    first test, cloudy pool, help please

    First time pool owner. This morning I finally get the K-2006 test kit and did the first test, here is the result: 12x32 inground, sand filter, vinyl, not very sure about the volume, one store shows 79939 liters, other shows 61203 liters, but I guess it will about 20k gal? Cannot see the bottom...
  6. M

    Pool Pump Timer - am I getting ripped off?

    Hello all, brand new pool owner here. I bought my home in October so the pool was already closed. When the service company came to open it they informed me that I needed a timer because the one the previous home owner was using wasn't rated for the pump (Hayward Super Pump 1.5 hp). I just...
  7. E

    New Pool Owner

    I just bought a new house with a 16×30 in ground pool with a gas heater. However, I have never owned a pool before! We are ready top open the pool, but have no idea what we should do? The water is currently clear, what do we need to do to "open" it? What do we need to maintain it? Thanks for any...
  8. P

    Can't seem to shake the Algae

    Looking for some algae advice. My Chlorine 33,000-gallon pool's DE filter went down about a week ago. One of the grids had a golf ball size hole that was causing havoc. No matter what I through at the algae, shock, Green to blue, and so on, nothing seems to get it corrected. Every time I go...
  9. N

    Heater Questions from a noob

    Hey guys, I inherited a pool when I bought a house last fall, and the set up includes a Raypak Heater (Model 156). I just have a few (probably stupid) questions. 1) During my summer start up, should I try to isolate the heater from the system? My pH is likely going to be low on start-up and I...
  10. N

    New pool owner with tonnes of questions!

    Hi new friends! My fiance and I bought a house and moved in right at the end of September 2020 with a pool fully closed, in Northern Ontario, Canada, and no idea what to do! I've read and watched a lot, especially in the past couple days in anticipation for opening. Probably all of the relevant...
  11. D

    New pool questions

    I just bought a house that has a pool that’s about a year old. 1. The Calcium Hardness is about 650 and the water used to fill the pool has a CH of 150. I drained a large amount of water due to rain and it didn’t drop the CH levels. Could the CH levels be related to leaching from the pool...
  12. J

    New Pool Owner, What Chemicals Should I Have on Hand?

    Hello everyone, New owner here now that the pool is finally completed. Salt will be added next week and I am looking for some recommendations on what chemicals I should have on hand to maintain the pool myself. As mentioned it is a salt pool and I am not sure what other info you need to assist...
  13. R

    New pool owner help interpreting Leslie's results

    So my pool builder gave me a "pool school" but it was so light I'm struggling here. His advice was to test regularly and change the inline chlorinator as needed to manage my chlorine. I took the water to Leslie's and got the results below. The pool itself is beautiful and clear and looks like...
  14. CircaSurvivalist

    Future Fiberglass Owner in Memphis, TN

    Hello! I am currently under construction on a 14x30' Latham Fiberglass pool in Memphis, TN and am excited to get started on my pool journey. Growing up I always dreamed of having a pool in my own back yard, but my parents were either too smart or too poor to concede to one :). I am blessed to...
  15. L

    New owner of old pool, overwhelmed where to start

    We just bought a 1980 house that has a pool that I’m trying to learn how to manage. Previous owners used chlorine tabs and occasionally shock tabs strictly based on appearance (don’t think water was ever tested). I would like to do TFP and transition off their old way of pool maintenance but I’m...
  16. A

    Help Needed! Green pool!

    I am a very new pool owner! With all this stay at home business I went and bought an 18ft by 48” intex above ground pool. I have not been able to get a reading for any chlorine since putting it up and now my pool is green. I saw the SLAM process but since I’m new I honestly just don’t...
  17. RS.business

    Introduction and new owner - Pool and Hot Tub

    Hi everyone, I am hoping there is enough info in the signature to give a background on the recent installation. :) Located just outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 2019, my wife and I decided to redo our backyard. All four kids are between ages 2-11, so we figure it was time we installed...
  18. Trk3263

    New owner first pool

    Just moved in about 2 weeks ago. The previous owners had a pool service they paid $35 a week to maintain the pool (crazy). Pool looks great especially compared the the neighbors green pool. there is still a chunk of “chlorine” in the skimmer but it is almost gone.The FC has been pretty high I...
  19. D

    Pool math warn against slam

    I think my levels are linked to my account in the forum, but here they are. Pool is about 20,000 fresh water. Not using tabs or anything that has CYA (as far as I know). I'm using 12.5% bleach and music acid. FC 6.5 CC. 5 CYA 65 - down from of the charts after tablet and shock use PH 7.4 - I...
  20. R

    New pool owner

    Ok so just to start I would like to say hind site is 20/20 but here we are. I was “talked into” buying a minimum maintenance pool by salesman. I have a 24ft x 52 in round above ground pool with inline power ionizer and printed vinyl liner. I was instructed to run the pentair sand pump about 12...
  21. ibcj

    Relatively New IG Pool Owner - High CYA and Condiment Algae?

    Hi everyone! I've been lurking on this site for several weeks - such an awesome community. The information here is beyond invaluable! Bought a (new to us) house last year (August 2018) and had to do very little to maintain the pool (occasional vacuum) - or so I thought. The previous...
  22. N

    Where to start

    Newb here, just got the house, about 3 weeks old, I read most of the articles posted here on TFP, tested my pool with below results FC 2, TC 2 PH - off the scale, below 5 TA 10 did not perform other tests as the Test kit I got from the previous owner had Taylor reagents but it can only do the 3...