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    Apr 2017
    Upstate NY

    im gary, i bought a home with a pool.

    Hi all,

    I just realized I never posted in here... I'm Gary, my wife and I bought a home w/ a pool back in Sept. and we squeezed a few weeks out of it before having a company close it/winterize it for us. The previous owner was using chlorine pucks + litmus strip things. So periodic testing and adding a chlorine puck to the strainer, shocking if the levels are low, ph up/down, etc. are about the extent of my limited pool chemicals knowledge! I read the Pool School posts, so that's a start I guess.

    The members of this forum seem very helpful and knowledgeable so I decided to take the plunge, bought a TF-100 kit (should arrive today) and hopefully am on the right path to better understanding my pool. The pool had an old Hayward DE filter so I bought a Hayward sand filter from Amazon, and very recently installed it myself.

    I like that "a pool is like a pet" analogy but we already have 2 dogs. So hopefully it's not as needy as them, hah!
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    20,000gal IG Vinyl Pool, Village water
    Hayward S244S Pro 24-Inch Side-Mount 1.5" Sand Filter w/ Sidley Sand
    Pentair SuperFlo SF-N1-1A/340038 1.0 HP Pump
    TF-100 Test Kit w/ SpeedStir

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    Re: im gary, i bought a home with a pool.

    Welcome to TFP!

    Sounds like you are well on your way. My pool is much easier to take car of than dogs, cats or kids,
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    Lyme, NH, formerly Columbus, Ohio

    Re: im gary, i bought a home with a pool.

    Welcome to TFP! You will be glad you found your way here.

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