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  1. J

    Central Coast California Pool Build Thread

    Well guys, I've thoroughly enjoyed reading all the old posts, I've been doing a ton of research on what we might want for our backyard pool on the Central Coast of California. I've had 3 companies come out and here is the rough details and pricing: 15x32 Rectangle Pool Basic concrete coping...
  2. E

    New Pool Build in Orlando, FL

    Good Evening TFP Folks! The wife and I are building our new home here in Orlando, FL, and the plan has always been to have a pool! Unfortunately (or maybe not), the builder didn't offer a pool option during construction. We've got a few months until construction wraps up, so we're trying to...
  3. S

    CYA levels in 3 month old pool

    New Plaster pool. First season. I use trichloride tabs in a chlorinator. My Cl levels were way high at first. Got a Taylor Test kit and now have that under control. Recently tested the CYA level and was 80. I know it’s in the high level, but Is it that high? Is it possible I got it that high in...
  4. M

    New Above Ground 24x54-WHERE DO I EVEN START

    Hey guys! We just installed a brand new 24 x 54’ above ground pool. It’s already been a crazy experience. We started to fill the pool up and the seam busted and flooded our yard with 8000 gallons of water. ANYWAYS...They are installing our new liner today and one of the pool guys is here and...
  5. amybarra

    A little new to the chemicals

    HELLO! I'm new here, & new yo owning a bigger pool than ever. Lol relax its only a 15ft, one of the quick set vinyl pools. Even thought some of my friend recommended me not to get it, I still have it. Anyway to the chase, I knew nothing of the cleaning till last week when I was @ the store I...
  6. J

    Water truck filled last night now raining NOW WHAT!

    Good Day! Above found pool 16x28 oval was filled with water last night finally at 9:30 pm. Now it’s raining and rain off and all all day and week. I have a Taylor K2005 test kit. WHAT NOW! Do I test and balance while it’s raining do I try to add anything while it’s raining? I want to move fast...
  7. J

    Brand new pool install with busted pipe under concrete

    So I’m just looking for some clarification or insight if there are other things I should be worried about now or even down the road. We are getting a vinyl pool installed. Around 925sq ft salt water lagoon shape with sun shelf. Last week they came to start pump. Then muddy water started...
  8. knhm

    new pool is full... now what?

    We have an 18' x 54" above ground pool located in Stillwater, Okla. that completed it's fill this morning. The seller is an hour away and not at all responsive. I feel like we have done everything wrong from the outset. We bought the pool at a "show" last winter, paid in full, and have been...
  9. elise0007

    YEAR LONG Pool Build and Cant Take It Any More! Help!

    I literally signed the contract to have my pool built a year ago- May 4th to be exact. I retrospectively understand my pool is not your simple build. There have been many concerns as a pool as small as mine should not take a year to build but I will get to the point... I was away on vacation...
  10. E

    Overwhelmed new pool owner

    Hello! We just bought one of those Summer Waves above ground metal frame pool. It's a 16x48 and currently filling up as I type. I feel so lost as to how to get it started with chemicals. The only experience I have with water chemistry was when I kept betta fish a few years back. I'm hoping we...
  11. DanielHobley

    Quote Review for First Time Buyer in Houston, TX Area

    My family and I would like to have an in-ground pool installed at our home. We've been researching for months and, frankly, it's all a bit overwhelming. I've reached out to 8 builders for quotes and only *1* has actually made it out, provided a design, and returned a quote. The quote is not...
  12. I

    Concrete Shell Leaks Pre-Plaster?

    Hi All, New to the pool game and we have a pool that is just about ready for PebbleTec. However, I’ve noticed that the gunite shell weeps water in multiple areas. Is this concerning? My mind takes me back to leaky basements and the answer never seemed to be just seal them from the inside, so...
  13. C

    New Pebble finish stained

    Hello guys, need some help. I just got my new pool installed. It was filled with water about a week ago. Immediately after filling with water I noticed 3 problems. One was a "bare spot" on one of the steps where you can only see plaster and no pebble. The second is similar bare spots on the...