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Thread: Hello- Username sacosta, but you can call me Steve

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    Hello- Username sacosta, but you can call me Steve

    Hello Everyone!
    I have a pool that I can't seem to get opened this year. It's being very stubborn about wanting to keep a deep pea-green patina, and the trips to the pool store are starting to become expensive. I found this site yesterday, and now I'm feeling a little more hopeful. I ordered the TF-100 XL test kit last night, so hopefully I'll have some goods numbers in a few days. Until then I'm looking forward to exploring the Pool School and learning everything that I can about pool maintenance.
    Thanks,
    Steve

    My Pool: 26,730 GAL, Sand Filter, In Ground, Vinyl, Pump & Filter size unknown

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    Re: Hello- Username sacosta, but you can call me Steve

    Welcome to TFP!

    Sounds like you are on your way to being sparkly and blue. Let us know if you need help.
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    "It depends."- JohnT

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    Re: Hello- Username sacosta, but you can call me Steve

    WELCOME TO TFP
    14x33 fiberglass freeform
    Variable speed Pentair intelliflo superpump
    420 Clean and Clear Plus cartridge filter.
    pool-school/pool_calculator , http://www.tftestkits.net/

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    Re: Hello- Username sacosta, but you can call me Steve

    Welcome to TFP! From a fellow North Carolinian who fought the pollen battle, algae, and helicopter seed pods so far this season, you're on the right track coming here. Good luck. (Just to brag: solar cover had pool temps 83 this weekend, good swimming had by all. However, too much wine made me forget to put solar cover back on last night and water temp dropped to 74 overnight. Ugh!)
    CaryB
    36 x 18 IG vinyl, 25K, 1 HP pump, sand filter
    1 skimmer, 2 returns, no main drain
    Old school: PoolSolutions test kit

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    Re: Hello- Username sacosta, but you can call me Steve

    This website is a much better alternative to the pool store. I was in your same boat and I am so happy I found this site.

    Good luck and welcome.
    13,000 Plaster IG Pool approx
    Hayward C5030 Cart Filter
    Emerson 1081 EB653 1.0 HP 1.40 S.F. 3450 RPM
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    Re: Hello- Username sacosta, but you can call me Steve

    Welcome!

    These forums are great, but you'd probably do just fine with pool school, pool calculator, and your test kit alone. You made the first right move by getting the good test kit up front.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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