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    New to the TFP

    Hello all, My name is Jason aka jeepdad and I am new to TFP but not forums. I have had my 27' above ground for three years now and am sooo glad I found this place. I am tired of taking water samples to the local pool store and paying too much for everything. I will be ordering a test kit this week. I will also be trying to get rid of mustard algae that I didn't eliminate last season, and also like to add a SWG.(next season)

    SO I am sure I will have lots of questions of which I may find answers by searching, but that is part of the fun of forums IMHO. Thanks to the owner of this site for taking the time to make it happen and all who give input. .

    I would also like to share some good design ideas that I had when installing. I did everything myself and recently got a new camera, so long intro but there it is
    AG, 27' round, 17,100 gallons, Sand filter, 3/4 hp pump

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    Re: New to the TFP

    Hi Jason,

    You have come to the right place

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    Re: New to the TFP

    Hey, Jason. Welcome to the forum. Lot's of nice folks here.
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    Re: New to the TFP

    Thanks for the welcome I just placed my order for my TF100. Cant wait for it to arrive. I know it's kind of crazy but I am really looking forward to learning all of this pool stuff.
    AG, 27' round, 17,100 gallons, Sand filter, 3/4 hp pump

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    Re: New to the TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepdad
    I know it's kind of crazy but I am really looking forward to learning all of this pool stuff.
    Nah, not crazy. For me it's a way to keep the "tinker" genes happy in a way that's actually useful to the family.
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    Re: New to the TFP

    welcome and be warned...test in moderation...many here suffer from sparklypoolitis
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    Re: New to the TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    welcome and be warned...test in moderation...many here suffer from sparklypoolitis

    Thats funny I have a knack for going "All Out" in anything I do plus I am a big "do it yourself" kind of person. Last week I finished up some mechanical projects on my jeep consisting of head gasket, water pump, oil pan gasket, and rear main seal. I did let someone do the machine work on the head surface and do the valves, but hey if I would have had the tools!

    Thanks for the welcome I hope to be able to help others as well as receive it.
    AG, 27' round, 17,100 gallons, Sand filter, 3/4 hp pump

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    Re: New to the TFP

    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: New to the TFP

    Welcome, jeepdad!! This forum was a godsend to me with a new pool last year...I started out right from the get-go (luckily!). You will LOVE that test kit and tinkering with the pool chemistry, etc. It's a blast and rewarding, too. We're all kinda mad scientists at heart. Glad you're here!
    7,000 gal. IG gunite, SWG, PebbleSheen interior finish-Aqua Blue, 8' vanishing edge raised 16-jet overspill spa, 2 12" waterfalls, tan shelf with bubbler.
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    Re: New to the TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepdad
    Thanks for the welcome I just placed my order for my TF100. Cant wait for it to arrive. I know it's kind of crazy but I am really looking forward to learning all of this pool stuff.
    Welcome to TFP
    If you are like me you will have to get the magnetic speed stirrer. I makes testing a breeze
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