Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    4

    Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    Hi Guys,

    Just stumbled across this forum and it looks great!

    As stated in the subject heading I'm from Brisbane in Queensland, Australia (any other aussies out there?). I've got an old concrete 55000 L (approx 15000 gal) pool in dire need of a makeover so I'm hoping to get some great advice and tips for fixing it up.

    Cheers,
    Dave
    15000 gal IG plaster pool

  2. Back To Top    #2
    AnnaK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,132

    Re: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    Welcome to TFP Dave! We're glad you found us.

    It's a little cold for swimming where you're at, isn't it?
    — AnnaK —

    12,000 gal AGP, Hayward sand filter, Pentair 2-speed pump, timer.
    Please visit our Pool Issues pages for information about step weights, managing the solar cover, and PoolSkim.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Butterfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    10,045

    Re: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    Hi Dave,

    Welcome to TFP!
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
    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.

    ~ One should not use a sledge hammer to swat a mosquito. ~

    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  4. Back To Top    #4
    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL
    Posts
    11,963

    Re: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    Welcome!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SW Indiana
    Posts
    8,618

    Re: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    Welcome Dave!
    TFP Moderator
    20K Gallon 20X36 Vinyl Inground
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter with 1HP Whisperflo Pump. Liquidator C-201 and Solar Heat

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Central VA
    Posts
    328

    Re: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    Welcome, you'll love it here!
    My parents have always wanted to visit Australia, and I would love to come visit, too! Looks like a neat place! 8)
    Todd
    --------------
    Pool: 16x36, 16,800 gal., vinyl, sand filter, SWG & AquaCal Heat Pump
    Spa: Hot Springs Sovereign, 355 gal., ozone/ion
    The most helpful tool you'll ever have for your pool:
    http://www.poolcalculator.com/

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    4

    Re: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    Wow! thanks for all the quick replies and warm welcome

    Yes, it is winter here but our maximum today was 23C (73F) so it's not too cold. In any case the pool is in no condition for swimming as it is empty and awaiting renovation. Hopefully it will be up and running by October.

    I've just been reading "Pool School" and it is simply brilliant. It's the first time I've found all the information on pools in the one location.
    15000 gal IG plaster pool

  8. Back To Top    #8
    AnnaK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,132

    Re: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    What kind of pool?

    One of our members just completely refinished his inground pool. It's an amazing piece of work which he chronicled with photos and details on his Website. Here is the link to the thread within which you'll find a link to his photos. This is an amazing piece of work!
    — AnnaK —

    12,000 gal AGP, Hayward sand filter, Pentair 2-speed pump, timer.
    Please visit our Pool Issues pages for information about step weights, managing the solar cover, and PoolSkim.

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    4

    Re: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    Thanks for the link to DIY pool renovation.

    Our pool is about 30 years old and is the 70's style oval shape. It is concrete with a worn out marble sheen coating. I don't have the time or skills to tackle a large project so we will be getting a contractor for the job.
    15000 gal IG plaster pool

  10. Back To Top    #10

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Coastalish 'down easter'
    Posts
    4,160

    Re: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    Welcome to TFP!

    It's great how many folks we're attracting from overseas!
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

  11. Back To Top    #11
    frankthailand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Thailand
    Posts
    152

    Re: Dave V from Brisbane, Australia

    G'day mate
    This a great site and will make it easy and cheaper to look after your pool.
    Welcome to TFP
    Happyy swims
    Frank
    Hello all from the land of smiles. Thailand. 5mx9mx1.5 63000L 16300 gall, pebbletex,
    pentair 1hp whisperflow, tagelus TA60 SF, swg monarch esc24 {a bit small for the tropics} 3 returns, 1 skimmer, 2 astral 100watt lights. Planned and built by me
    an AUSSIE expat living thailand for 18 years.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •