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    Ready to start the BBB way

    I just left Leslies pools, They tested my water this is the results. I looked on the pool calculater still trying to get it. the water is CRYSTAL CLEAR. any suggestions on what i need. Leslies said to bring up the TA and everything else looked fine

    fc-5
    tc-5
    ph-7.5
    ta-70
    ch-260
    cya-50
    tds-500
    Phosphates-0
    18 x 33 x 54" (OVAL)(AG)
    18000 gal
    Pentair Sand Filter
    Model SD-60 (200 LB's)
    Century 2.5 HP Dual Speed

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    Re: Ready to start the BBB way

    Your TA is fine where it is (unless you are using trichlor tablets).

    In fact, all your numbers look good. My only suggestion would be to get your own test kit, so you aren't depending on the pool store for test results.
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    Re: Ready to start the BBB way

    Hi, H-town,

    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm not sure if you had a specific question about your water. Your numbers look pretty good and your water is crystal clear............or were you simply looking for any advice in general?
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    Re: Ready to start the BBB way

    Well I took my tablets out of the water yesterday,so I guess Im full blown BBB now.I was just trying to get advise on wether or not I needed to add any thing to my pool.

    Is their a suggestion on what I should keep handy in my storage building for my pool treatment ,I just purchased six gallon jugs of bleach not sure what else I should get and how much.

    I really do appreciate everyones help.Its nice to be able to talk to people and they do not make you feel less smart LOL
    18 x 33 x 54" (OVAL)(AG)
    18000 gal
    Pentair Sand Filter
    Model SD-60 (200 LB's)
    Century 2.5 HP Dual Speed

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    Re: Ready to start the BBB way

    It is nice to have a little of several different chemicals: acid, baking soda, borax, and CYA to start with. You will also want to keep larger supplies of whatever you use frequently, which will usually include at least chlorine.
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    Re: Ready to start the BBB way

    If your storage building gets hot, I wouldn't keep your chlorine in there.

    Numbers look GREAT!
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    Re: Ready to start the BBB way

    Store your muriatic acid away from your chlorine. Example: My bleach is in the garage and my MA is under the deck out of the sun.
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