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    Some numbers and a BIG thank you to TFP.

    We bought the pool a few weeks ago. Yes we got "pool stored"!!! Twice! But thanks to this place, I'm finally getting my numbers right. Here are my numbers today using the TF-100 Kit.

    FC = 6.5
    CC = 0
    pH = 7.5
    TA = 200
    CH = 220
    CYA= 35
    Water temp = 89ºF
    Ran a overnight Chlorine drop test and lost 0ppm FC so no organics growing.
    The pool is clear and sparkling.

    Once the fill was complete I started the pump and turned the Pool Frog up to 6. (Yeah I know!)
    A couple of days after the fill was complete the DW (dear Wife) took a sample of water to the local pool store (only a partial mistake). The guy sold her a small bag of stabilizer (needed) and a 50# bag of calcium carbonate (Big mistake) and told her to add 3/4 of the bag to the pool. Luckily I only added about half. About the same time I found this site and studied the BBB method. I immediately ordered the test kit, went out and bought bleach and 20 mule team borax. I anxiously awaited the arrival of the test kit because I knew the strips I was using were not helping.

    The test arrived and I immediately did a test. And this is where it all started! My pH was 8.2 and my FC was 0. I had no stabilizer, my TA was very high and my CH was about 300. After reading more and more on this site I began to add the "right Stuff" and now my numbers are starting to look better. I'm still working on the TA by adding Muratic acid and then aerating to bring the pH back up. This'll probably take a while to bring it back into alignment. I don't know if I'm going to try and bring the CH down until I winterize.

    The pool place sold us a Pool Frog. Thank goodness I only used it a week before I found this site. I've since taken it out.

    I really appreciate this place and wish I could encourage every pool owner to study the material here.

    Thanks you TFP very much for all the info assembled here.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Some numbers and a BIG thank you to TFP.

    Thanks for sharing your positive story
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Some numbers and a BIG thank you to TFP.

    Nice work, Bama. You have taken charge of your pool and crystal clear water will be your benefit for years to come. You are a very quick learner. It's very rewarding to everyone to hear your story.
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    Re: Some numbers and a BIG thank you to TFP.

    Good job, Bama!

    Can we see a pic of your pool?
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    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    That's what BBB is all about, baby!!

    8200 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, manually chlorinated with 10% liquid, salt added to ~2000, 12" sand filter, 1600gph pump, TF100 test kit
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    Here are the pics

    You asked for some pics.

    The Water.



    The Pool.



    Ignore Wolfie. He's the Grand Daughters horse. He stays "hitched" to the steps all the time.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Some numbers and a BIG thank you to TFP.

    I like Wolfie

    Beautiful clear sparkly water

    Looks great!
    TFP Moderator TF100 Test Kit TF100 TestKit YouTube Channel PoolMath
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    Re: Some numbers and a BIG thank you to TFP.

    That's some pretty water. You've done a great job. Love the horsey.

    The difference in water clarity and sparkle is unbelievable between a pool store kept pool and a BBB pool.
    Buggs

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    Re: Some numbers and a BIG thank you to TFP.

    Nice TT.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Some numbers and a BIG thank you to TFP.

    Thanks we enjoy it. Just another one of our many hobby's. The boat is on the other side of the shop (that big red thing). We're going to have to slack off on something.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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