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    Lets see your BBB pool after long winter

    Guess I might be cheating. I live in deep south Texas so we only got below freezing a handfull of times and had one 1/2" ice storm 2 weeks ago.
    I drug the solar cover off my pool and was pretty happy. BBB kept it nice through the down time. I would add 2 cups of bleach maybe every 3 to 4 weeks, and ran the pump 2 hours in the a.m. and 2 in the p.m.
    Once I vaccumed the burned sugar cane and few pecan shells from birds I only found one uh oh. I have one piece of nutgrass that came through. So when it gets warm enough I will yank and patch it.
    Please show me how yours turned out after the winter. Wondering if this was a fluke beings this was my first year owning a pool, and using BBB.

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    Re: Lets see your BBB pool after long winter

    No fluke there. Unfortunately I didn't take pictures but once the cover was off there was about a dozen leaves in it that fell off the cover and the FC was about 7ppm with zero ppm CC's. The pH was high but that's to be expected. The water was crystal clear. Uncovered it about a week ago.
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    Re: Lets see your BBB pool after long winter

    Here are my current numbers

    FC 11
    CC 0
    PH 7.2
    TA 200

    Im a little worried about the high TA. Should I just aerate for a while to drop this or is it a problem?
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    2650gph Intex Sand Filter
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    Red Neck fountain

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    Re: Lets see your BBB pool after long winter

    200 is a little high and you should probably work on it but I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just work on it whenever the pH rises enough.
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    Re: Lets see your BBB pool after long winter

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    This was February 13. It looks pretty much identical today.[/center:1i1ik1ti]
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