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    My before and after pics!

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    Can't thank everyone here enough for all the help and advice. And of course you know I'll be coming back here for more help.

    But for now, I hope you all enjoy these before and after shots.

    I'm not done yet, still some vacuuming and brushing to do, but needless to say the change from last Sunday to today is dramatic. Seven days, a lot of netting leaves, tons of bleach, running the DE filter 24/7 and backwashing it more times than I can count, but it was all worth it! The only water I had to add was to raise the level back up to the skimmer when I vacuumed on waste a couple times this week.

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    The deep end is actually crystal clear, but the shadows from the huge trees make it look dark. If the water temp wasn't hovering right at 70 degrees I'd be in the pool right now!

    Thanks again everyone!
    23k - Vinyl IG - FNS 60 DE Filter - PAC-FAB Challenger 1HP Pump

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Your pool looks beautiful and inviting Great JOB!!!
    28' (52") Round AG. Not sure of model or manufacturer. 1.5 hayward pump. And yes, it is used. Anyone with suggestions for a newbie, please please, feel free. I'd like this to be a positive and fun experience :)

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Lots of work equals great rewards.
    your pool looks fantastic!
    Intek 15' diameter X 4'deep 4,800 gallon AG beginner pool, updated with a Hayward sand filter, 60GPM pump. TF-50 Test Kit. Upgraded to TK-100

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Like night and day for sure! Looks amazing!
    13K Gal., Plaster, SWG, Intellichlor IC 20, Sta-Rite 1 HP Pump, Sta-Rite PLM 300 Filter, Pentair LED, Solar, Screened Enclosure, Great White, TF-100

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    Re: My before and after pics!



    Be sure to stick around and post your experience and words of encouragement to others who will starting to tame their pools later this season!
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Congratulations! It looks wonderful!
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    Re: My before and after pics!

    WOW! Good job!
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Great job! I needed that inspiration as I will be tackling my own backyard this weekend! Normally, I would have started earlier, but my work schedule has prevented it until now. Thanks for the pics! I'm so excited, looking forward to a case of sparkly poolitis!
    WV Girl

    Custom "L" shape IG gunite pool, 36K gal., main drain, 2 skimmers, 3 returns, hayward heat pump, hayward 1.5hp pump with booster pump, ozonator, 4 cartridge filter.
    one dear hubby, two waterlogged kids, and lots of good times!

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    I am glad it is all working out for you, stick around and keep us posted on your upcoming pool projects as they go.

    Ike
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Wow! Amazing turnaround. It looks beautiful now. I like the boxers too.
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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Nice
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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Wow, great pics. That is a testament to what this site can do!!

    Chris
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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Looks great!

    I too started the war on algae this past weekend and it looks like I'm winning the war. I wish I'd have taken a "before" picture, but I'll definitly be posting an "after" picture later this week.

    Again - good job !!
    20,125 gal. (2,690.6 c.f.) In-Ground / Concrete (Gunite) / Pentair Tagelus TA-60-60D Sand Filter / Pentair Whisper Flo Pump Model WF-24 @ 1HP / Hayward Veri-Flo Valve Model 710 / Taylor FAS-DPD K-2006 test kit / Pool School student

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Nice work, looks like a million bucks!

    BTW a few Magic Erasers will work wonders on the vinyl liner at the water line, just need to get in and swim and scrub once its warmed up!
    55 Kilolitre in-ground 18'X36' vinyl lined kidney shape, 1HP pump, Jacuzzi 250lb sand filter, RayPak Delta T 200K BTU natural gas heater. New PoolWerks "Blue Diffusion" liner on May 26th-2011
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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Thanks all for the kind words!

    And awesome idea about the magic erasers!
    23k - Vinyl IG - FNS 60 DE Filter - PAC-FAB Challenger 1HP Pump

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    VERY nice!!!

    Get in the pool! 70 dgrees is a little cool, but it feels GREAT!
    33k Gunite, CompuPool CPSC48 SWG, Sta-Rite System 3 DE, 2.25hp dual-speed, POOLVERGNUEGEN Pressure-side

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Great job! I guess you didn't want to keep the beautiful reflection of the trees that one gets from an opaque pool?

    Another fine example of swamp to swimmable with Pool School in seven days, Enjoy!
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    Pool #2 IG 35K 20X40 Vinyl. Hayward top mount Zeosand filter with Pentair 3 HP IntelliFlo VS+SVRS. Chemical Free pool using Water Doctor Copper Ion Generator, PoolSkim, Polaris 9300 Sport robotic pool cleaner, Heat Siphon pool heat pump, solar blanket, Ameri-Dome 50X30 dome enclosure during Winter.

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    WOW that is beautiful.....what a transformation!
    Looking to build a new POOL

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    Thank you for posting this. I needed to see that it WILL happen... just not soon enough for me! And since it took you seven days, I may still have a few yet to go though my water didn't look as bad initially. Anyway, thanks again!
    All I know about my pool at this point:
    Size: 17,000 Gallons - Oval
    Type: Inground - Vinyl - Salt Water
    Filter: Sand
    Controller: Autopilot
    Pump: 1HP Waterway Mustang - Single Speed (MUSTS-110)
    Heater: Aquacal Heat Wave
    Robot: Barracuda G4

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    Re: My before and after pics!

    WOW! Only a week!!?? That looks great, nevermind the 70 degrees, celebrate and go swimming
    12,800 gallon IG plaster kidney-shaped pool, waterslide, 800 gallon spa.
    1HP 2 speed Sta-Rite pool pump, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite spa jet pump. 2 skimmers, 1 main drain
    Purex-Triton TR-60 325 lb.sand filter. 2" Plumbing, Intex SWCG, TF-100 test kit.
    Link to pics of my pool! http://www.troublefreepool.com/my-oasis-t26558.html

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