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    Panzer- Newb from Windy City burbs

    Thought I'd intro... I'm Panzer from South of the Windy. New to the forum & already finding lots of good info.

    This will be our second year with a pool, managed to get through the first year with no issues (thanks mostly to blind luck & some advice from a few friends w/ pools).

    Wanted to get a bit more educated about things so as to avoid problems in the future.

    Thanks for allowing me to participate.

    Respectfully,
    Panzer
    8500 gal. (15'x24') Zodiac AG, Hayward Perflex DE filter system w/ 1 hp pump,
    Nature2 sanitizer, Rheem105K BTU NG Heater
    TF-100 + Oakton pHTestr 30

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    Re: Panzer- Newb from Windy City burbs

    Welcome to TFP Panzer. You will gain a world of knowledge from this site. I know I have.
    Lynn

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    Re: Panzer- Newb from Windy City burbs

    Welcome to the forum
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    Re: Panzer- Newb from Windy City burbs

    Panzer, Welcome Neighbor! Which Burb? I'm in Homer Glen.

    Re: Education - You might want to study up on your Nature 2.

    Read this article....
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Re: Panzer- Newb from Windy City burbs

    Thanks to all for the kind welcome.

    Pool Mom... Guess you weren't kiddin' with the neighbor comment. I'm in Lockport, just down from the Wolf ranch.

    Thanks for the link to the sanitizer thread. The Nature2 was part of the system when we bought the house (not my doin') but, I've actually been quite pleased with it.

    To be honest I view the Nat2 as a suppliment to the chlorine, not a replacement for it. (typically run FC between 0.5-1ppm)


    I'm not sure what to make of Waterbear's comment:
    "How about if the 'minerals' are copper sulfate and silver nitrate? Still sounding healthy and chemical free? (Actual ingredients listed on the box of the Nature2 system by Zodiac!)"

    I work routinely with AgNO3 & CuSO4, (lab rat) so I'm familiar with many of their properties. Both have medicinal uses.

    I am learning quite a bit here.... and I'm greatful to all you mods & contributors.

    Thanks again,
    Panzer
    8500 gal. (15'x24') Zodiac AG, Hayward Perflex DE filter system w/ 1 hp pump,
    Nature2 sanitizer, Rheem105K BTU NG Heater
    TF-100 + Oakton pHTestr 30

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    Re: Panzer- Newb from Windy City burbs

    Was waiting on someone to chime in about the Nature2. I'm too much of a newb to, but I've read alot about it.
    Lynn

    16x38 FG, 20,400G, 1HP/2sp Tristar pump, Hayward 425sq ft cart. filter, Pro Logic4, SWCG, 3 returns, 2 main drains, 1 skimmer, 4 Pentair deck jets, Hayward Phantom pressure cleaner/booster pump, TF-100 of course :-)orthofish-s-pool-build-finally-t13179.html

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    Re: Panzer- Newb from Windy City burbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer
    Thanks for the link to the sanitizer thread. The Nature2 was part of the system when we bought the house (not my doin') but, I've actually been quite pleased with it.

    To be honest I view the Nat2 as a suppliment to the chlorine, not a replacement for it. (typically run FC between 0.5-1ppm)


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    FC of .5-1ppm is too low for ANY pool. Do you know your CYA level? FC Levels are directly related to CYA levels, and even at a CYA of 20, 1ppm would be too low.

    BTW, I was quite happy with my Pool Frog (ionizer system) for the first three years. Then it was all down hill from there.

    Good luck, let us know if there's any assistance we can provide.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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    Re: Panzer- Newb from Windy City burbs

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    FC of .5-1ppm is too low for ANY pool. Do you know your CYA level? FC Levels are directly related to CYA levels, and even at a CYA of 20, 1ppm would be too low.

    BTW, I was quite happy with my Pool Frog (ionizer system) for the first three years. Then it was all down hill from there.

    Good luck, let us know if there's any assistance we can provide.
    My CYA is 20... and right now my FC is at 2.4ppm as I'm just starting a new Nat2 cartridge. It'll stay there at least 4 days with pump running constant. Then I plan to let the FC drift down a bit.

    Sorry to hear your bad experience with the PFrog. I'm learning all the time with this, I'm sure that I'll have questions for you all as time goes by.
    I'm still tryin' to figure out the best option for the solar cover (reel, folding, hang from side)... hadn't thought about sectioning it until I read some of the great ideas here.

    Thanks again,
    Panzer
    8500 gal. (15'x24') Zodiac AG, Hayward Perflex DE filter system w/ 1 hp pump,
    Nature2 sanitizer, Rheem105K BTU NG Heater
    TF-100 + Oakton pHTestr 30

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