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    Introducing my Son...

    Hi guys. I maybe leaving for school sometime soon for a career change and I'm leaving my 13 year old in charge of the pool. I have started teaching him how to use the OT K-1000 in my TF100 test kit. I think he should be okay with just using that every evening til I get back, I don't want to confuse him. I'll be home on the weekends but I'll be gone for a total of 5 weeks. You know, enough time to have the pool turn a lovely shade of green if I can't find someone to care for it.

    I am allowing him to use my user ID <if that's okay with you guys> and if he needs any help, I'd appreciate if you could help him keep my pool nice and clear while I'm away. I have told him to post all his questions in Just Getting Started if he needs any help.

    Do you think you could help him if he needs you? I will tell him to identify himself as my son at the begining of the post to let you know it's him and not me.

    I just went over pH testing with him. Fill the tube to the line with water. Add 5 drops from the red capped bottle, cap it and mix. I told him I'd like it to stay at 7.5. Then I did the same with the TC. Fill it up to the line and add 5 drops from the yellow bottle, cap it and mix. I told him again, it should read 5, NOT .5! The mixture should turn yellow!!! If he stays on top of everything, I think he should be okay just using the K-1000.

    I'm really not sure if he will log on or not for help but just in case, I'd like to give all of you, including him a heads up that there is help here if he needs it. I will try to keep in touch with him every evening but I don't know if I can or not. Tomorrow, I will be showing him how to set up the vac so he can keep it clean so they can swim and will be reviewing the testing again.

    I had an old bleach jug filled with water and showed him how to add bleach to the pool very slowly over the return <pencil thick> and how to ad borax to the skimmer if the pH drops a bit. I told him to go slow with the borax, test it again and if it doesn't come up in a few hours, he could add a little more borax.

    I think we should be okay but you never know... I'd be greatful if you guys could help him if he needs you. 8)
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Introducing my Son...

    That's what this forum is all about, Casey; He can get all the help he can ask for.
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    Thanks! I knew I could count on you guys and gals!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Introducing my Son...

    Have fun at school !! Tell your son not to worry he is in good hands ......
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    Don't have a pool right now. Just sharing what I have learned over the years!
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    Re: Introducing my Son...

    We've got you and him covered 8)

    Study hard, we want to hear you got nothing but "A"s! I congratulate you on making a positive career change
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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    Re: Introducing my Son...

    I'm going to the Burgh on Wednesday to take my Civil Service test to become a Corrections Officer. It's a big change from being a Home Care Nurse.

    I am so happy that my DH is being so supportive.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Introducing my Son...

    Casey, your DH is probably being supportive because they are scared silly your going to come home and use them to practice corrections techniques on ......
    Les
    Don't have a pool right now. Just sharing what I have learned over the years!
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    Doing BBB and loving it!

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    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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