New Pool Caretaker


New member
Sep 16, 2021
Colleyville, TX
Bought a house with a pool two years ago and was too busy with a new job to fully learn the process of pool ownership. Had a pool service up until this summer. I'm a little overwhelmed but I think TFP will calm that feeling.

I've been battling mustard algae all summer and now dealing with high CYA. Found this website and seems to have a lot of good information.

I've been testing my water at Leslie's but purchased my own water testing kit based on the advice from TFP. Hopefully I can get back on the right path once the test arrives.

Thanks for welcoming me to the forum.
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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Welcome to the forum!
When you get your test kit, post up your results in a new thread in Just Getting Started.
What kit did you purchase?
I suggest you read ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry.


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TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
Hey CV and Welcome !!! We got you now. It’ll be easy peasy, I promise.

Sweet job with the test kit. Through the magic of the inter webs it puts us right in your backyard with you.

When you have a minute, click the hamburger menu in the upper left corner and fill out your signature with your specs / equipment/ model #s. It greatly helps us help you.