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Thread: hello from virginia beach, va

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    hello from virginia beach, va

    i am at a sortof loss with my pool, i used to have a weekly service but they got EXPENSIVE and i am tired i paying it, i am going to once amonth but but will need a little help on the way, my sig should tell you about my pool preety well. if you have any questions about me or what ever, go ahead

    its great to see a wonderful forum like this.

    i bought this house about 3 months ago with the pool being open for 1 month, the pool people said it was the cleanest pool they opened all year, no alge and it was crystal clear even though it had no filter or chemicals for 4 months. this is my first pool ever (other than the blowup 1 foot deep kiddy pool).

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Welcome to the group!

    You have found a good place to get solid information.

    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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    Welcome to TFP!

    There are some links in my sig to help you get started... especially the stickies and the TF100 test kit.

    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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    Welcome to TFP and good luck with your new pool. I noticed the water volume (63,000 gals.) you said that your pool service had quoted you. I thougt it sounded a bit high and ran the numbers.

    25'width X 50'length X 6.25 average depth = 58,400 gallons according to the pool calculator link posted on this web site

    Using the correct volume when calculating chemical quantities will make your results much more accurate and also save you $$$$$$.
    20 x 40 Clayton & Lambert Stainless Steel Wall and Concrete bottom Epoxy painted 40,000 gallons
    PentAir Triton II Sand Filter
    PentAir Challenger 1.5 HP Circulating Pump
    Pulsafeeder Mec-O-Matic VSP 20 Variable Speed Peristaltic Metering Pump (Chlorinator)
    Hayward H Series Natural Gas Heater

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    thanks for correcting my gallons. i knew it was big, but not that big

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