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    SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    So I finally completed my first SLAM and everyone was right.. Each day it seemed to get more impossibly blue and clear.. I was living with a green nightmare before.

    A million thanks and my wife thinks I'm a genius now after all the frustration with pool stores. She was highly skeptical at first about me reading something "on the internet" that would work better than the professionals with their specialized treatments.

    The real breakthrough came after reading about algae hiding under the stairs and I got in the pool and reached under the ladder rungs and felt all that slime!

    I used my tried and true method.. Feeling around with my fingers until nothing felt 'greasy' in the crevices underneath the rungs.

    Who knew??

    Here are some pics..our pool isn't anything fancy.





    33x15' INGROUND pool roughly 14,800 gallons. liner, hayward multiport, sand filter (S-210S), pentair century 3/4hp pump (1081) & 320 automatic chlorinator. skimmer at one end of pool, 2 returns at the other.

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    Re: SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    It looks great! Congratulations!
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    Nice pool! Good job! We won't tell your wife how easy it really is to maintain your pool!

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    Yep! That's my next step. Well worth the absurdly small donation!

    33x15' INGROUND pool roughly 14,800 gallons. liner, hayward multiport, sand filter (S-210S), pentair century 3/4hp pump (1081) & 320 automatic chlorinator. skimmer at one end of pool, 2 returns at the other.

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    Congrats job well done
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    Re: SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    My god, that is a good job!
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    Darn it! Can't see the pics here at work.
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals., Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me), Goldline SWG, 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Intermec 104 Timer Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Nice work
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    Clean and clear! Good job.
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    Re: SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    now that's a TFP pool! congrats!
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    Re: SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

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    SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    Gorgeous water! I think it's beautiful and tranquil. Who cares about fancy?


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    Re: SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    Not sure what I was going to say...
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals., Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me), Goldline SWG, 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Intermec 104 Timer Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    Once again "the internet" is vindicated
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    Re: SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    Nothing fancy?????? What about that wonderful stone wall? SO nice looking. Oh wait and the neat decking work? FANCY! Look at the gazebo! That is NICE! The pack and play show evidence of a little one around to help fancy (or unfancy LOL) things up!

    Those steps huh? Those will hide algae all day long.

    Do I see a light under the skimmer? If so take it out and look inside there.

    Also take your pool's toothbrush and brush all around the skimmer and returns. What? Your pool does not have it's own toothbrush? Well you need to get it one! It will be jealous of my pool as my pool DOES have it's own toothbrush!

    WONDERFUL job and awesome pool and area!

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    Re: SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    I think most of us have "non-fancy" pools...except for the fancy TFP sparkling water. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagger2005 View Post
    I think most of us have "non-fancy" pools...except for the fancy TFP sparkling water. Great job.
    I'm so thrilled to HAVE any type of pool at all, that I consider HAVING one to be fancy!!


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    Re: SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    Looks beautiful!!! Psssst after you donate to lifetime membership, most of us will let you pay in beer.

    Read my signature and see how fancy my pool is......not.
    Cornelius Monterey Steel/Resin AG 18' round (approx. 7600+gallons) Hayward veri-flo SWG w/sand filter.Testing w/ TK2006 using Speed stir.

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    Algae eradication is the reason we exist. If it wasn't for green pools, we would be out of people to help. Not really, but it's the majority of what I deal with anyway.

    Green is mean. Blue is true. Go Blue!!
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals., Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me), Goldline SWG, 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Intermec 104 Timer Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: SLAM complete! How much do I owe y'all? (Pics)

    Lol

    33x15' INGROUND pool roughly 14,800 gallons. liner, hayward multiport, sand filter (S-210S), pentair century 3/4hp pump (1081) & 320 automatic chlorinator. skimmer at one end of pool, 2 returns at the other.

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