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    rlvogel322's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    La Crosse, Wisconsin

    First time poster to TFP

    I've been lurking for two years and figured it was time to start posting.

    First a BIG THANK YOU to TFP and it's members!

    We had the pool installed in July of 2006 and ended the year great.

    I bought the chemicals for 2007 (big $$$) and thought I was set to go with my test strips. 07 summer was great and we had a day of 7's party (pig roast) on 07/07/07 and had up to 19 people in the pool at one time. Water was clear when we started but was cloudy in the deep end the next day. I put some extra bags of "shock" in (pucks in the skimmer) and let the filter run over night. Cleared it up and thought I was good to go. The next couple of weeks the water was OK but it didn't have that sparkle to it.

    Being the obsesive compulsive that I am I did some internet searching to figure out why the water was not remaining crystal clear. I came across poolforum and started reading like crazy. I bought my first test kit and started BBB that August. Unreal all the people that thought I was crazy dumping bleach into the pool. Wife included, lol.

    I became a member of TFP in 07 and have read a ton of the information here but never posted since I have a TFP .

    Over the next two weeks I will be starting a solar project that I hope people will find intersting and maybe even useful. It won't be the traditional panels on the roof but will instead use the heat inside the garage attic. There is a device out there but it is extremely expensive for what it really is. More on all that in a separate thread.

    Once again, Thanks!!

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    Re: First time poster to TFP

    Great to hear from you. We love these kind of stories....always wonder the background of the lurkers who never post.

    Your pool is lovely, What a view!

    Good luck with your solar project.
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    Re: First time poster to TFP

    Glad you started posting!

    I look forward to hearing about your attic heat source. It is too far from the attic area to the pool for my installation to try it, but I had looked into it. The end of the house close to the pool has vaulted ceilings. I was also interested in the cooling effect it would have on the attic space.
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    Re: First time poster to TFP

    Welcome to the forum, finally

    Your pool and view are beautiful. Glad it is a TFP
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