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    TFP Success Story

    I'm BRAND NEW to pool ownership. My wife and I moved to Texas from upstate New York about 3 weeks ago.

    Based solely on the advice, suggestions & encouragement from the folks on the TFP forums my pool went from yellow-green to crystal clear in 2 weeks.

    They helped me figure out how big my pool was and how the plumbing worked, select a filter to replace my broken one and gave me tips on installing the new one.

    The stickies were also invaluable in fixing the water, as was the pool calculator & TF Test Kit.

    I just wanted to give a hearty THANK YOU to everybody who chimed in on my threads and to encourage newcomers to try fixing their own pools - it's not as tough as you think it is.

    How I did it:
    http://www.tftestkits.com/
    http://www.poolcalculator.com/
    http://troublefreepool.com/sticky.php
    http://troublefreepool.com/viewtopic.php?t=2526
    http://troublefreepool.com/viewtopic.php?t=2581
    http://troublefreepool.com/viewtopic.php?t=2645
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    13K gal - IG gunite/plaster - 1 1/2 HP pump - 300lb. sand filter - SWCG
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    What a great success story - thanks for posting it!

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    Great job! Welcome to Texas! 8)
    WetEdge Satin Matrix, 16K gallon, Pentair NSP-60 DE filter, Pac Fab Challenger, 2HP pump, BBB, Polaris 360

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    Great post Jules. Thanks for sharing. This is one of my favorite things about this forum...it's just a group of people working to help each other - and hopefully having a little fun along the way.
    TFP Founder

    My Pool: 13K gal IG gunite with 7' spa, Pentair Cartridge Filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Polaris 280 Cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit w/ salt test.

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    Re: TFP Success Story

    Quote Originally Posted by TFPJules111
    I'm BRAND NEW to pool ownership. My wife and I moved to Texas from upstate New York about 3 weeks ago.

    Based solely on the advice, suggestions & encouragement from the folks on the TFP forums my pool went from yellow-green to crystal clear in 2 weeks.
    Congrats, and welcome, from another Jules in Texas! (I'm a female one.)
    ~Jules~

    My pool: INDOOR 13x27 rectangular fiberglass, built ~2001, BBB, TA-60 sand filter, Hayward two speed pump (1 hp/0.33 hp), 3/4 hp booster pump for solar heater
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    Woo-hoo! Looks awesome. Congratulations and welcome to the forum.
    Sue

    18' round Sharkline Matrix AGP / 8600 Gal. / sand filter / Aqua Trol SWG
    Pool owner since 2001. Thanks to TFP for helping me convert off Baquacil after six years!

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    It's always so nice to get feedback - especially when it's so positive
    16x33 fiberglass pool sand filter

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    What a great job! Love those before and after pix. Welcome and happy pool ownership to you

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    Congratulations, and welcome to Texas (and TFP, of course)! Great before and after pics!
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
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    looks great! Thanks for posting

    dan
    21' Aqua-Leader AGP (10,200 gallons).
    Hayward cartridge filter and two speed pump.
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    Salt 3200ppm (in non-salt water pool)
    Borates 20ppm (slowly raising)
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