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    Started BBB Yesterday

    Went out and bought some 6% store brand bleach and was impressed that my chlorine levels were at 5 ppm in the morning, and were 2 PPM when I checked at night. I went and added more bleach tonight to get it to 5 PPM and went to the store to get some borax to get the pH up from 7.0 to 7.5.

    The grocery store was completely out borax! The store manager told me he sells more borax between memorial day and labor day than any other time of year!

    So, I'm off to WalMart tomorrow to get Borax.
    24' round Vinyl lined Sharkline pool, 4' deep
    13,500 gallons, buried 1 foot deep
    1.0 hp pump
    Hayward EC-65 DE Filter
    Polaris 65 Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: Started BBB Yesterday

    Good luck, I had to wait until the local store restocked and then it took 4 trips.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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    Re: Started BBB Yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonknox
    Good luck, I had to wait until the local store restocked and then it took 4 trips.
    I'm thinking of just hitting Sam's Club and buying big boxes of everything. I can see there are going to be a lot of bleach bottles to recycle this summer...
    24' round Vinyl lined Sharkline pool, 4' deep
    13,500 gallons, buried 1 foot deep
    1.0 hp pump
    Hayward EC-65 DE Filter
    Polaris 65 Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: Started BBB Yesterday

    My Walmart was out and I had to buy a box from my local grocer - for nearly $2 more than WW...
    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: Started BBB Yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    My Walmart was out and I had to buy a box from my local grocer - for nearly $2 more than WW...
    Walmart had exactly two boxes left. And they were on the bottom shelf in the back. That was something my arthritic hip just didn't like. But I got the stuff and got out.
    24' round Vinyl lined Sharkline pool, 4' deep
    13,500 gallons, buried 1 foot deep
    1.0 hp pump
    Hayward EC-65 DE Filter
    Polaris 65 Automatic Pool Cleaner

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