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    Thank you!

    We bought a house with a pool a little over three years ago. I'd never owned a pool before and had no idea how to maintain it - the previous owner's advice was "just throw a chlorine tablet in the floater every once in a while". At first the water was fine but I quickly began to realize I needed to learn more about maintaining it.

    So I went to the local pool store and bought test strips and some shock on their advice. I was "shocked" at the price of things already. And I still had no idea what pH or stabilizer was, how to adjust them, etc. So I started to search around the net for advice and stumbled across TroubleFreePool.

    I have to say, this is the most complete and easy to understand treasure-trove of pool information anyone could ask for! I learned everything I ever wanted to know about pool-water chemistry, filtration systems, and maintenance techniques - I feel like a pool-water expert now. Armed with my Trouble Free Test Kit and the BBB method, I can tackle anything that my pool throws at me.

    I just opened my pool for the third time and like other years the water was initially cloudy and green, but after getting the filter up & running and balancing & shocking the water it cleared up in just over a day! After a little more vacuuming and some time for the chlorine levels to drop to normal it'll be ready to use again. The pool store guys must wonder what happened to me... the only time they see me now is once a year or so when I need DE. Lol! And I have to wonder what the supermarket check-out people are thinking when I show up with a cart full of nothing but bleach and some baking soda and borax.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the education and all the great advice on the forum. And to anyone else who's in the same situation I was in at first, just read through the basics here & get a good test kit. With a little patience and perseverance you can become the master of your pool too.


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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Thank you!

    Welcome to TFP!

    I am glad we were able to help.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Thank you!

    Welcome! (although you've been here a while)

    YOur post is a great testimonial to understanding what BBB is about.......testing your own water and knowing what to do about the results.

    Those are nice words, too, to the people who post on here and help others on a daily basis.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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    Re: Thank you!

    I would also like to add my thanks to the list. After 3 years fighting Baqucil I converted to BBB at the end of the 2009 season. Opening this year to a crystal clear pool and with very little effort I have a beautiful balanced and clean pool. I know this is going to be the best year yet. Thanks so much for the time you guys put in and for never making us feel (stupid),,,because I have asked some stupid questions. I tell everyone who will listen about this web-site. I am so thankful for the day I stumbled across it looking for a way to convert. Thanks again Deb
    27' 17,000 gal, AG,cartridge filter, 2.5 HP Waterway 2 speed

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