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    A big thanks!

    [attachment=1:1vharasn]May 2 Opening.jpg[/attachment:1vharasn]As you can see from the first picture I opened to a "green MN swamp." All I wanted was a clear pool for our daughter's high school graduation party last Sunday night.

    Following the advice on your site and a TFT kit we got it done.

    Having your words of wisdom and a TFT kit I literally feel like I finally have a "rudder" to help sail the waters of owning a pool.

    Many thanks!

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    Re: A big thanks!

    Well done!
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    Great job.

    Only a teenager would jump into a swamp like that!! YUCK!!!
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    It took someone very brave to jump into that green pool. The second picture looks great! You stuck with it and cleaned up a huge mess, good going! Looks like the party was a big sucess! Kimrst
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    Ick! I bet it was freezing cold too!

    I think you should take her to a shrink!
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    I have a feeling the dog was watching her like, "Really?!? Even I know better than to jump in the pool now!"
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    Ok, my first reaction was ...ewwwwwwwwww!

    Then I thought...have I ever swam in a lake? pond? etc? No difference IMO...

    But then again, I don't do that much anymore...

    BEautiful job!!!
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    Just curious as I am finally getting a real start on this process as I just got my new test kit in the mail today, but how long did it take you to go from picture 1 to picture 2? Your post definitely makes me feel much better about getting mine done. I sure wish I would have found this site months ago, so I could have been prepared and started the process when it first got ready to be warm enough to swim.

    And definitely, awesome job!!! Looks amazing!!!
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    Re: A big thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by silver02gt
    Just curious as I am finally getting a real start on this process as I just got my new test kit in the mail today, but how long did it take you to go from picture 1 to picture 2?
    Silver02qt

    From opening to being able to see down near the deep end was 2 weeks. But, I didn't get my test kit until May 22 so I was somewhat hampered in my approach. I simply added a low shock level of bleach. Once my kit arrived, I reached the appropriate shock level and kept it there until a "chlorine loss" test let me know I was at the right level. It took another week for it to clear.

    Even after it cleared I was really surprised at how much more clearing took place with just a good chlorine level. I have done very little to it since early June. I have only backwashed it once.

    Also, we had about 40 kids swimming in it for about 5 hours on Sunday night and my FC was 6.5 and my CC was .5 on Monday morning and the pool has remained clear.

    So just keep at it. I have learned that pool patience will be rewarded and that impatience makes you spend money on products that really aren't needed. Hang in there. It does work.
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    Thanks for the support!!
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    Strong work!

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    You guys are funny! Look closely at the first picture: the pool is so green she cannot even penetrate the surface!! She didn't get in the pool at all, and is striking a pose to look like she was able to get through all of that stuff!!

    Great job on the clean up (and I hope she really did clean up okay! Brave girl!)

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    Re: A big thanks!

    Proof.

    Little brother, too. Pool temp. 53 (Rite of Spring)

    Dog "yelling" - "You idiots!"

    As for the sanity of the daughter: She just went through In Processing and a Swearing In Ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (A future leader?)
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    Brave (?) kids! Oh to be young again.....

    Congrats to your daughter!!!! That is very impressive, and you surely are proud of her, I'm sure

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    Congratulations to your daughter. She's in for a very busy year.
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    Re: A big thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisjb8685
    (A future leader?)
    Absolutely! Save this photo. It will go perfectly with a tagline like, "Vote for a leader who's not afraid to jump into any situation with both feet!"
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