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    Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    [attachment=0:1f44tjpl]DSC00049.JPG[/attachment:1f44tjpl][attachment=1:1f44tjpl]DSC00048.JPG[/attachment:1f44tjpl][attachment=2:1f44tjpl]DSC00047.JPG[/attachment:1f44tjpl]From time to time, we get discussions questioning the capability of sand filters to produce clear water. These photos were taken today penetrating roughly 7-8 feet of water (6' water - pictures taken on about a 20-30 degree slant) and should lay that discussion to rest.

    Chlorine only and sand only....no DE, nor clarifiers...I've been running the filter roughly 12 hours daily.

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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    Great shots of beautiful water
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    never underestimate the power of...wait for it.


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    Looks great, even if there isn't much to see.
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    Ha! Have you thought about putting some water in your pool? J/K Looks great!

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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Ha! Have you thought about putting some water in your pool? J/K Looks great!

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    LOL, I was about to say the same thing. It's easy to show off how clear it looks before you put water in it.

    Seriously though, it looks amazing!!!
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    I still want to know how he goes about the process of changing out the sand in that monster filter he's got when and if it ever needs to be done
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    What do we say about putting copper in the pool LOL
    show off....
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    Hey Dave...looks like you're getting pretty good at the BBB thing, so good that you might consider starting your own swimming pool forum...oh no wait

    Just kidding...looks awesome Dave!!!
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    I think you're gonna wanna get some sequestrant in there. Looks like you have some copper in there. Oh wait! They don't make them out of copper now do they?
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    Looks great! The coin trick seems to ne a pretty good gauge for clarity. Now I have to try it ! I'll have to beg borrow or steal 6 cents from my 2 year old.
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    You should "show off" looks fantastic!
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    WOW! Just awesome Dave! That is some clear water! I love BBB!
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    Dave...
    Your coin trick's got nothin' on my wedding ring trick...
    Thank you TFP, it was quite visible with minimal lighting this weekend. And no. I didn't take pictures.
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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    I love your liner Dave! Do you think you can squeeze the whole pool into a pic for us?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    That is super fine fo sho!

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    Re: Water clarity (and showin' off just a little)

    That's pretty impressive. As long as I have calcium scaling, constantly releasing from my pool, I'll never have water that clear no matter what the filter.

    I am recommending a sand filter to my friend.

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