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Thread: New Pool Owner...Kind of Clueless!

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    Sep 2015
    Kensington, NH

    New Pool Owner...Kind of Clueless!

    Hi Everyone:

    My husband and I just bought our first house (yay) and it includes a pool! I had an inground pool as a kid that used Baquacil. The pool at our new house uses bromine. We're pretty clueless. My dad is going to come visit (few hours away) and help us figure out the system, but we're trying to stumble our way through figuring out what the heck we're supposed to be doing to keep the pool clean and the pH and all that jazz where it should be!
    Pool Deets: in-ground, gunite, bromine

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    FunFinder's Avatar
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    May 2015
    Cajun country, Louisiana

    Re: New Pool Owner...Kind of Clueless!

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new house and pool. There are plenty of nice people here willing to share their knowledge with you, so just post up some questions.
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    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    Tallahassee, FL

    Re: New Pool Owner...Kind of Clueless!

    Hi! I don't know anything about bromine but can help with most anything else.

    Let us know what you need to know.

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    BoDarville's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: New Pool Owner...Kind of Clueless!

    Welcome to TFP!

    We have a saying around here that "once a bromine pool, always a bromine pool" because bromine when used/consumed becomes bromide salt. When you add an oxidizer such as chlorine it gets used up back to chloride and turns bromide to bromine. In other words, when you add chlorine it becomes bromine.

    The only sure-fire way to get rid of the bromine from your pool is through a water change.
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