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    Hey everyone

    Hello, new here. I found this site from the Poolforum, lots of great info here! My wife and I got a used hot tub a couple weeks ago, and pump issues got me to finally register. We live in Dayton, Tx, about 30 minutes north of Houston. We used to have a 15' Intex metal frame, but because of our water quality (6ppm+ iron) and a extremely inferior pump, we got tired of fighting it and took it down. She wanted a hot tub, and well, we got one. I'm sure I'll enjoy it too! Anyways, that's what's going on with me, hopefully I can contribute something here as well.
    John

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    Re: Hey everyone

    Hey cheddar, welcome to the forum
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    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: Hey everyone

    Thanks, I felt welcome here before I even registered!
    John

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    Re: Hey everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by cheddar85
    Thanks, I felt welcome here before I even registered!
    That is a compliment to the entire TFP community
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    You're done SLAMing when:
    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: Hey everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by cheddar85
    Hello, new here. I found this site from the Poolforum, lots of great info here! My wife and I got a used hot tub a couple weeks ago, and pump issues got me to finally register. We live in Dayton, Tx, about 30 minutes north of Houston. We used to have a 15' Intex metal frame, but because of our water quality (6ppm+ iron) and a extremely inferior pump, we got tired of fighting it and took it down. She wanted a hot tub, and well, we got one. I'm sure I'll enjoy it too! Anyways, that's what's going on with me, hopefully I can contribute something here as well.
    Welcome, cheddar
    What type of hot tub did you get? and how did you resolved the iron issue on filling it?
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    Re: Hey everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by polyvue
    What type of hot tub did you get? and how did you resolved the iron issue on filling it?
    On spas & hot tubs there are things called "fill sticks" that attach the end of the garden hose to removes metals and such. PristineBlue makes one. Some limited info can be found by scrolling down this page: http://www.pristineblue.com/products.asp
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    Re: Hey everyone

    We haven't filled it yet, have to let the ground dry out some before I build the cabinet for it. Between rain and a water line breaking, the backyard has been a mud pit the past week or so. I'll use the water softener to fill it though, it was just a hassle using it for the pool. Surprisingly, our 30 year old softener still works pretty good, it just needs a little more salt to recharge each time now.
    John

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    TF-100 (found at TF Test Kits) with Speedstir and Samplesizer

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