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    May 2017
    lebanon, TN

    New to Forum - New pool owner

    Hello, i just joined the forum. We purchased a home in Dec 2016 with a pool.
    The pool is in ground, 18,500 gallons with vinyl liner. It is approximately 9 years old. I think the pool stores are fleecing us because we don't have a clue. We purchased a Taylor K2006 test kit so we can learn to test and get true results. We opened the pool in early April and have been battling Mustard Algae since. To explain why i cannot brush the stubborn brownish/yellowish stuff from the deep end walls- The guy that opened the pool said that the algae is impreganated into the liner , another company said there is fungus behind the liner that shows through the liner. I look forward to receiving your expert opinions and advice. Thank you
    IG 18.5K Kidney shaped vinyl 6ft deep
    Intellichlor IC20 SWG ,Pentair Trintron II Sand filter
    Hayward pump, Aquabot cleaner, Taylor K2006 test
    Everything I know about my pool I learned from TFP

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    May 2013
    Long Island NY

    Re: New to Forum - New pool owner

    Welcome, In a short time you will have control of that pool. The best thing I did was spend time reading everything in pool school a few times. This site will save you time, money and frustration.
    19,000 gal - Vinyl IG - Sand filter -1.5hp. - Taylor k 2006 - Loop Loc cover

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: New to Forum - New pool owner


    You have the right test kit, so an Overnight Chlorine Loss Test will tell you if anything (algae) is growing in the pool.

    Any chance those patches are metal stains? If you try rubbing a Vitamin C tablet on it, does it disappear?

    Beyond that, I'm out of ideas. No experience with vinyl liner inground pools.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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