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    Newbie introduction and first post

    Wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and give a big thanks to TFP. Took the plunge and had an inground pool installed adn completed in September. I live in Galveston, Texas. Pool construction was a roller coaster ride, but in the end we have been very pleased with the PB.

    It is great to have a resource like this to help with our investment. After reading Pool School and many posts, I have more confidence in taking care of our pool. Purchased the TF-100 test kit and after some learning curves, I believe I got the testing down.

    Here are my numbers as of this morning 11/15/09:
    FC 1.5
    CC 0
    TC 1.5
    pH 7.2
    T/A 40
    CH 250
    CYA 20

    The water has been crystal clear (knock on wood) and my only struggles have been pH. I have been having to add muriatic acid a few times to keep the pH down. I plan on adding a few pics, once I learn how. I look forward to future conversations as my pool education grows. Thanks again.
    13,500 IG Pool w/Spa, 50/50 Quartz/Plaster
    Whisper Flo pump, Booster Pump, Triton II Sand Filter, Pentair Model 320 Chlorine In-line Feeder, Ulta-Pure (Turbo Shock/UV ozone generator), Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm gas heater

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    Re: Newbie introduction and first post

    Try the pool calculator. It is a life savor.

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    Re: Newbie introduction and first post

    Welcome to TFP. This is a great place for info on maintaining your pool and for great ideas. You will find that many people here are very friendly and willing to help you. You can also post comments and suggestions as you experience them.
    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
    Pics of our Spool ( Social Pool) being built Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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    Re: Newbie introduction and first post

    Welcome

    Congrats on your TFP!

    The best way to upload pics is to use Photobucket.com or similar host site, upload them there (select the "Large" size) and then copy the IMG code and past the code in your post here, and the picture appears, voila! super easy and Photobucket is free.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Newbie introduction and first post

    I also was able to add my pictures directly from my desktop. I just selected to add file when posting and it did it without have to upload to facebook.

    So did you live in galveston prior to Hurrican Ike?

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    Re: Newbie introduction and first post

    Thanks for the warm welcome and the tips for adding pictures. I just downloaded my memory card, but will have to edit the file size, since the original pictures are pretty large.

    Lauraanddavid09, yes, my wife and I are both born and raised Galvestonians. We were lucky and part of the small percentage that did not have any water damage. The crazy thing is we were looking at moving and buying a house (mainly because the new house had a pool and my wife wanted a pool). Well, Ike came and a boat ended up in the pool and the house was heavily damaged. Decided to stay put and ended up installing a pool. One of lifes funny turns.

    Now it is getting everything together (landscaping, patio furniture, etc.) for next summer. My to do list keeps growing.

    13,500 IG Pool w/Spa, 50/50 Quartz/Plaster
    Whisper Flo pump, Booster Pump, Triton II Sand Filter, Pentair Model 320 Chlorine In-line Feeder, Ulta-Pure (Turbo Shock/UV ozone generator), Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm gas heater

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    Re: Newbie introduction and first post

    Quote Originally Posted by grinchman007
    Thanks for the warm welcome and the tips for adding pictures. I just downloaded my memory card, but will have to edit the file size, since the original pictures are pretty large.

    Lauraanddavid09, yes, my wife and I are both born and raised Galvestonians. We were lucky and part of the small percentage that did not have any water damage. The crazy thing is we were looking at moving and buying a house (mainly because the new house had a pool and my wife wanted a pool). Well, Ike came and a boat ended up in the pool and the house was heavily damaged. Decided to stay put and ended up installing a pool. One of lifes funny turns.

    Now it is getting everything together (landscaping, patio furniture, etc.) for next summer. My to do list keeps growing.


    Yes the evergrowing list of things to do associated with the pool. Christmas is just round the corner and the wife is shopping for those critters that light up at night. I installed 12 electrical outlets around the pool and in the Dolphin Bar and Grill and the Flamingo Lounge aahhhhhhhh we need more outlets. I guess this will be another project to add to my list.


    Enjoy your pool and kick back
    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
    Pics of our Spool ( Social Pool) being built Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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