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    1st time pool owner

    Hello everyone! We are moving in a new home (new for us) and the home comes with an underground pool. Neither me nor my fiancé have ever owned a pool before or even know the first thing about caring for a pool!! We are excited to have a pool for family and friends but don’t have a clue on where...
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    Enjoy Brand pool chemicals

    Hello - I'm not only brand new to this forum, but I am also a brand new pool owner. About a week and a half ago I had an 18' round 52" high pool with sand filter installed. The place I bought the pool from taught me next to nothing about maintaining a pool. Same with the installers. With my...
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    Mustard Alge? Not sure if we killed it....

    Hi! I am a new pool owner and we had a professional open the pool and start us off. We were maitaining the chemicals in the pool and at first assumed the brown lines in the pool were sand(not sure from where) and let the robot vacum get them. After a week or two I realized it must be something...
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    Shock pool and add keep water balanced during a rainy week?

    Hi, I am new pool owner been trying to balance my water and keep chlorine levels up. Been raining quite a bit here in Atlanta. Its forecast to rain in the next couple of days. What do you guys do in this type of weather? Do you continue to shock pool and add chemicals to the water or do you...
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    Hello from Las Vegas Nevada

    I'm a new pool owner just recently purchased my first pool.. Its just a 14x48 bestways frame pool, I just wanted a little something to cool off in. I am kinda familiar with pools I understand the servicing & general up keep, but I want to learn more about the water science & balance. So, this...
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    New Pool Owner - Setting up Summer Waves Above Ground Pool

    Hey everyone, I'm a new pool owner getting ready to setup my first above ground pool. We bought a summer waves 14x48 metal frame pool (in the light wicker print pattern - not that it matters). As a side note, it seems like this particular pool may not be a common model. The 14x48 size with the...
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    Tips and Tricks to keeping our water clear and our pool in great shape!

    Hello all! I appreciate your input on helping us maintain our 12' Bestway above ground pool with filter pump maintained all Summer long! This is our FIRST experience with pools of any kind and I'm not naïve enough to think we fill it with a hose and call it a day.. I want to maintain it...
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    I don't know what I am doing

    We just bought this house in October. They replaced the filter. I want to know if they put the salt generator thing back on correctly. The flow arrow makes is seem as though water is going from the IC20 salt generator back into the filter. I don't know what I am doing- I have added 8X 40lbs...
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    Gunite pool Arizona brand new start up.

    Good day all, Day 3 after pool company came to start up my brand new pool. (Details are in my signature) I believe they did an acid start up. I have three 3” chlorine tabs floating. Water is clear, ph is ideal level. However I’m not registering a chlorine level. How to proceed? I look...
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    New pool owner Alkalinity high bit cloudy

    Hey guys I'm new to this whole pool ownership. I have 16x48 ultra frame Intex 5,061 gal sand filter.. My Alkalinity is a high & water is a bit cloudy.... Ph level is perfect now used PH down. No chlorine yet as this is a new setup. I did add 1gt of metal out powder today but Alkalinity is still...
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    Just got a small pool for kids - need help

    Hi. Brand new to this site and forum. Also new to owning a pool. Just bought a 10ft round pool for my kids - stands 2.5 ft tall. Based on my calculations (using the formula Pi x Radius squared x depth of pool x 7.5) 3.14 x (5x5) x 2.5 x 7.5= 1472 I’m estimating the pool to be under 1500...