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    Apr 2017

    Hello from Belgium


    I'm new on the forum and a new pool owner. The house we bought has a semi in-ground, 35,000 L (8.5k gallons) pool.

    I first browsed the french speaking pool community and was very confused by the diverging advises I got there. They seem much more oriented towards the pool store method.

    Then I came across this website,lurked the forum and read about everything in the pool school and everything became much clearer.

    I managed to order a K-2006C kit from eBay (these are VERY difficult to find in here), it is on it's way . The pool was left unattended by the previous owner for the last season, so at the beginning it was a black mess.
    I found a store selling 25L jugs of 50% bleach and using test strips i had on hand, I tried to SLAM the water as best as I could. Now the water is cloudy and light green, but as soon as I get my test kit it should get better.

    I'm also in the process of installing a solar heater, we'll see how it goes.

    Anyway, Thanks TFP for all the good advices I already found !
    7.25k gallons IGP, vinyl, sand filter, solar heater (manually operated)

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    Mod Squad Jimrahbe's Avatar
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    Jul 2014
    Bedford, TX

    Re: Hello from Belgium


    Welcome to TFP... A Great resource for all Belgium pool owners.

    Sounds like you are well on the way to turning your swamp back into a clear pool.

    Good job on reading Pool School, getting a good test kit, and starting the SLAM...

    Glad to have you with us,

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Hello from Belgium

    Hello and welcome to TFP!
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Hello from Belgium

    Hello, and Welcome aboard!

    I'm really glad you found us, and even happier your were able to get a good kit. We always have a tougher time with Overseas pools for lack of one. Please post up a new thread and we will pitch in to get this cleared up for you. Just FYI, you're likely to use up a lot of the FC testing reagents getting clear, so keep that in mind. I'll be anxious to see your results, and don't be shy with questions in the meantime.
    TFP Moderator
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    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

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