Just wanted to make an official 1st post and introduce myself real quick.
Like many, I found TFP through the other site...and you know the rest.
Wife and I just purchsed our 1st home in central NJ, which came with a nice (yet a bit neglected) pool.
The water hole is 30Kgal, 19x40 inground...and luckily, when I removed the cover in spring the water was nice and clear.
We've been running on BBB before I knew where my closest pool store was...bought TF-100 before I knew the difference b/w total and combined Cl...added over 200lbs. of salt before I had a whale........and I've had the Liquidator up running before I even knew what all the options on a multiport valve meant.
Just did Zeolite sand in the filter, and top it off with DE.
(no, I don't use that puck chlorinator in the pix below, it sits idle b/c I just don't feel like redoing all that plumbing to get rid of a couple of holes)
.................not bad for a 3 month old 1st-time pool owner, huh?
So, in my first post, I'd like to thank all of you for making my first experience with a pool as trouble-free as it possibly can be.
My numbers (using TF-100 kit):
FC: 3-5 (adjusted, depending on load/conditions/etc)
...and for your viewing pleasure, here's a couple of pix of our mud hole + equipment:
(disclaimer: nevermind how noobish the equipment/plumbing/wiring looks; this is how we bought it...and I think I'm lucky that everything works to begin with! (for the most part))
Any/all Qs, comments, advice and criticism always welcome.
...and before anyone asks: my nickname here (and everywhere else online) comes from an old vaforite song of mine: 99 ways 2 die...by Megadeth.
(think back to 9.9 modems...although I'm not that old! (under 35))