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    New guy in AZ

    Howdy yall. This site was recommended by a number of folks on a city-data. com. I had posted a question regarding pool service companies in my new neighborhood as I am clueless about maintaining a pool and the company I had hired is very unreliable. The overwhelming majority of replies are along the lines of, "had over to TFP and do it yourself!" So heart I am, trying to learn how to keep my pool safe, healthy, clean, and WARM! LOL


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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: New guy in AZ

    Welcome to TFP!

    You already got great advice by being pointed here

    In the upper right corner of every page is a button for Pool School. Start reading from the top and you will learn a ton about maintaining your pool and ask questions as they come up.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
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    Re: New guy in AZ

    Welcome to the forum.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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    Re: New guy in AZ

    Welcome to TFP
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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: New guy in AZ

    Welcome aboard!
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    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

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    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: New guy in AZ

    Welcome to tfp, BunnMan

    Make sure you check out the pool school article on test kits...that is the most important tool you can get!
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: New guy in AZ

    Welcome fellow Arizonian!
    IG, 18K gallons, 100' Perimeter, 565 SF surface area, 980sf interior area, Max Length -36', Max Width - 16', Pentair 520 Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter, Stenner Chemical Injection System (Chlorine, Acid Coming Soon) , Pebble Tech - Blue Granite, Pentair variable speed filter pump, Zodiac MX8 Cleaner, Multi-Colored LED Lighting, Travertine coping & Decking, Boulder Water Fall....

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    Midland TX

    Re: New guy in AZ

    Plenty of AZ folks around here, so you'll be in good company. Enjoy the forum!
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    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
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