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    Proof that BBB works!

    Hey all!

    For the newbies amongst us who might not believe that BBB is really all you need, I thought I would post these before & after pic's of my pool two weeks apart...all thanks to BBB. This pool came with the house we bought and had not been opened in two years.









    edit - moved to "Algae" 07/25/07 by Divnkd101

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    looks much better! What did you have to do for the staining?
    Brian
    20K IG Gunite w/ raised 7ft spillover spa. 1.5 HP Hayward Northstar pump 425 sq ft Hayward cartridge filter, Colorlogic lights AquaRite SWG AquaLogic PS-8 control
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    Actually I didn't do a thing. It cleaned itself up once the water was balanced. It is an old-school, cement pool with fiberglass panel sides (circa 1983). The bottom is just bare cement...uncoated, unpainted. Next year when I have some cash, I would like to drain and give it a nice paint job, but it will have to do for now!

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    Backglass,

    That's nice work on your pool water!!
    Dave S.
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    Very nice testimony!! Nice pool too! (dontcha wish you had opened it sooner??)

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mermaid Queen
    Very nice testimony!! Nice pool too! (dontcha wish you had opened it sooner??)
    Well, I had to actually OWN it before I could open it.

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    AH! Sorry, I assumed you did own it, and just had not opened it!

    I really like the integrated coping/deck material! I love flagstone, or slate, or whatever other type of flat stone paver that may actually be!

    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
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, Chlorine/CYA Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mermaid Queen
    AH! Sorry, I assumed you did own it, and just had not opened it!

    I really like the integrated coping/deck material! I love flagstone, or slate, or whatever other type of flat stone paver that may actually be!
    Yeah, it looks like the former owner added the stone on top of an existing deck. Here is a better picture of the pergola area (Note BBB in progress :P). The only negative (to me) is the rough stone around the pool edge...I guess they wanted that "grotto" look. I have no idea what the stone is, but with so much you can understand my trepidation regarding a SWCG.

    And yes that's R2D2. It's a cooler they used in convenience stores during Episode 1 (my wife used to work for Pepsi).

    We call it the "Beer Droid".


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    now if you could just get C3PO to serve the beer...

    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
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, Chlorine/CYA Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    The beer droid has to be the coolest thing I've ever seen!
    Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by tagprod
    The beer droid has to be the coolest thing I've ever seen!
    There are two on EBAY right now. Every geek needs a beer droid. One of my buddies always says "Should I put the beer in the R2 unit?" every time he comes over.

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    I thought the same thing when I saw the Beer Droid....just didn't want to be the one to mention it first!!

    Backglass, would you consider PM'ing me a few times of the day when you wouldn't be home?
    Dave S.
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    That is wonderful! It looks fantastic!
    *~Snowy~*

    Second-year Intex 18-foot, inflatable-ring pool. :p

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    The pool looks great! Mine wasn't nearly that bad but I cleaned up a major algae bloom in 4 days using BBB. When I started I had about 70% of the bottom of my pool covered with algae.
    27' Round Might Sun AG Pool 18000 Gallon Intex Krystal Clear SWG Hayward Pump/Filter on a Timer

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    Awesome job mate!

    Pool Looks Great!

    Take Care,

    Michael Silvester

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