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Thread: Hello from Central Texas

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Central Texas

    Hello from Central Texas

    Hello all,

    Found this forum by mistake, and I am really glad I found it. Just lurking around opened my eyes about all this money I have been throwing away for years, using baquaxxx

    I am in the military currently stationed in Ft Hood, Central Texas, and trying to retire, though this is kinda hard nowadays. Since I spend a lot of time away from home (too many deployments) my wife has been taking care of the pool, and working hard to try to make baquaxxx work. After reading all I could in this forum, I intend to convert to SWG.

    Big thanks to everybody involved in this forum, lots of information and good advice.

    Long time BaquaXXX user and hating it,
    15X30 AG, 11,000GAL, Hayward Xtreme filter, SWG in place, conversion almost over!

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    May 2007
    Toms River, NJ
    Welcome to TFP. There are allot of great people here. Ask away and they will help achieve an enjoyable pool. The info gained here makes taking care of my pool so much easier.
    Thanks by the way. Older fellow vet.
    IG 18x36 oval vinyl, Spill over spa, Northstar 2hp-2spd, 2.5" piping, S310T 500lb Sand filter, 400k gas heater, AutoPilot SWCG

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    May 2007
    Katy, TX
    Welcome Roberto, and may I say thank you for your service to this great country!

    May God Bless You and Yours!
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    my Dad was in the Navy during Viet Nam, and my brother is currently in the Air Force, stationed at Spangdahlem AFB in Germany, but doing a 4-month stint in Kosovo.

    When you are ready to convert your Baqua to chlorine, let us know and we can walk you right through it. All you need is a bunch of bleach, a good test kit (see my sig for some helpful links) and a bit of patience!

    8200 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool,
    Intex SWCG, 12" sand filter, 1600gph pump, TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, Chlorine/CYA Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Hi and welcome! Thanks for serving our country and for so long. Hope you can wrangle retirement to work for you.

    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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