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Thread: Greetings from: Travis & Kathy in Mobile, AL

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    Greetings from: Travis & Kathy in Mobile, AL

    Hello,
    We are Travis & Kathy from Mobile, AL. During the past 6 months of reading and learning I have found some very informative sites. I’ve decided the better ones are the sites with nothing to sell! Last week I discovered TFP by accident. Great site and what appears to be excellent information. I have always looked for the easiest, most cost & time effective means to accomplish a given task/goal. It looks like TFP will certainly help with that cause.

    We have found a used 16x32 oval pool that is three years old. We are planning on purchasing it this week. It belongs to friends of ours... They’re selling their house and because of a recent liner incident have decided to just sell everything. There is no rust or damage to anything! Looks like we will get in pool (hardware) costs for just a few hundred dollars. Then comes the task of tear down, moving and site preparation at our home. We will continue to look, read and learn from this great site.

    Our problem child:
    We own a Four Winds spa. Love the tub...hate the filtration system! The past 4 years have been a nightmare in regards to water quality. Every place we've gone to has given us different advice...sold us several bottles of “Uncle Harvey’s Magic Elixir” …yet most of the spa problems still remain…although better since we stopped using everything except dichlor. Honestly…I believe the magic elixirs would be better off in a tall glass with some ice and a lime wedge. …looks like TFP will also help us in this regards!

    I will be ordering the TF Test Kit shortly after becoming a lifetime member. Thanks again for such a great site and hopefully we will find some other local folks using the BBB process.

    Travis & Kathy
    Travis & Kathy
    16x32 AGP (extra return outlet installed), Pentair Dynamo Pump (1.5HP, 60+ GPM), Sta-Rite Crystal Flow Sand Filter (300 lb), Clear Diamond Solar Blanket & Reel, Pool-Skim
    Aqua Trol SWG (also controlling the pump), TF Test Kit. (Everything self installed, up and running on 08/02/09)
    Enjoying the TFP site and appreciating the infinite knowledge of it's members... and I'm slowly learning how to maintain our new pool the BBB way!
    Four Winds Spa (love the tub...hate the filtration system). Best water quality in four years using the BBB method

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    Re: Greetings from: Travis & Kathy in Mobile, AL

    Welcome T&K We're from just north of you. This is a great site! It'll definitely help you with your new pool as well as your spa.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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    Re: Greetings from: Travis & Kathy in Mobile, AL

    Hi T & K,

    Welcome to the forum
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    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Re: Greetings from: Travis & Kathy in Mobile, AL

    Bama & Butterfly...,
    Thanks for the welcome! There is so much to learn...and so much work to do.
    Bama...how far north?
    Travis & Kathy
    16x32 AGP (extra return outlet installed), Pentair Dynamo Pump (1.5HP, 60+ GPM), Sta-Rite Crystal Flow Sand Filter (300 lb), Clear Diamond Solar Blanket & Reel, Pool-Skim
    Aqua Trol SWG (also controlling the pump), TF Test Kit. (Everything self installed, up and running on 08/02/09)
    Enjoying the TFP site and appreciating the infinite knowledge of it's members... and I'm slowly learning how to maintain our new pool the BBB way!
    Four Winds Spa (love the tub...hate the filtration system). Best water quality in four years using the BBB method

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    Re: Greetings from: Travis & Kathy in Mobile, AL

    About 40 miles.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

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