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    Bought my first home, it has a pool :D

    I'm 25, bought my first home in Northern California. Its has freeform pool, about 20-25k gallons, 4' in the shallow end and 8' in the deep end. Waterfall/rock feature in the middle.

    I'm still in the learning procees, water is clear, just got my K2006 and seems like CYA is off the charts, previous owner used the Clorox Active 99 3" tablets. If I had to guess, its 200+ I haven't done the diluted test yet but the black dot disappeared like a half inch from the bottom if I recall...

    I've swam in it 3 or 4 times before I tested it with the K2006, just bought the place 3 weeks ago. I bought a harbor freight pump and will be draining sometime this week to lower the CYA...

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    Re: Bought my first home, it has a pool :D

    Congrats on the new home, and the pool.

    I was also fortunate to find TFP right off the bat during our build last year. Crystal clear water from day one and no regrets (other than I got eager and opened a couple of weeks early which ended up in a stupid high light bill from the heat pump...)

    Get some pics up if you can. Everybody here loves pics. And when you get a chance update your signature with your pool & equipment info -- it's kind of a "Hello, my name is _____" sticker here.
    Chris | 16' x 34' 16,000 gallon | IG Vinyl | Pentair Tagelus sand filter | Jandy 2hp epump | AquaPro PRO1300 heat pump | Coverstar auto cover | Taylor K-2006 | built August, 2016.

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    Re: Bought my first home, it has a pool :D

    Mario,

    Welcome to TFP... A Great resource for all new pool owners with a waterfall in the middle of their pool...

    Sounds to me like you are well on your way to taking care of your own pool...

    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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    Re: Bought my first home, it has a pool :D

    I'm at work right now, here's a few pics I have from when we moved in, my brother decided to help Vacuum the pool after he had a few beers.



    The Waterfall Pump is obnoxiously loud, not sure if its a bearing or what, the Booster pump could be quieter as well, main pump is almost whisper quiet. My plan is to get a variable speed pump for the Main Pump, swap the quiet century motor over to the waterfall, and maybe replace a bearing on the booster pump, still looking into it.

    Also want to replace the 500w Halogen's with some LEDs, maybe color changing ones if possible. I also want to try to light up the waterfall somehow.
    ~14' x 40' 25,000 gallon | IG Pebbletec | Hayward SwimClear Cartridge Filter | 1hp Hayward pump w/ Century motor| Polaris 280| 2.5" Lines | Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Bought my first home, it has a pool :D

    That will work out nicely. You can fight with the lighting while the pool is draining. Sometimes those screws don;t want to come out.
    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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