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    My pool since going BBB

    Honestly, all I've done is use the help found here on my pool. When I got the house, I had no idea what to do with my pool. I never went to the store, instead I figured I'd find an online resource where I could find good information, not a bunch of BS. After replacing my damaged sand filter and getting the pool in balance with nothing but chlorine, a little CYA, and a bit of calcium, this is what I've ended up with. I could not be more pleased with the quality of our water!! And these pictures were taken this weekend, my robot has been down for two weeks, we have no way to keep the pool clean other than sweeping every day! Given the amount of pollen the pool is collecting, it's amazing how clear the water stays!

    That drain is around 9' down (it is a DEEP pool). I'll see about getting an accurate depth measurement later.

    Thank you everyone here on TFP!!!





    We estimate the pool was built in the late 50's or early 60's. We found receipts for the pool equipment and we guess a replaster in 1989. The pool does have some plaster etch and stains, so we will be resurfacing probably at the end of this swim season.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: My pool since going BBB

    Don't forget the downside to BBB. If you had gone to the pool store, your wallet would be lighter and you'd have gotten rid of all that pesky free time!

    Almost hurts your eyes to look at a pool that clean.
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    Re: My pool since going BBB

    It is hard to believe your pool is that old and can look so good!

    You're ready for summer fun
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    Re: My pool since going BBB

    nice pool and yard- I really like the red patio blocks, but find it kinda pricey to expand...
    24ft x 52in AGP 18000 gal
    sand filter, 200#,1.5 hp single speed pump
    Wood deck (still in progress...)

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    Re: My pool since going BBB

    Don't you just hate it when that happens! Gorgeous layout.
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    Re: My pool since going BBB

    The terra cotta patio is big enough, but we want to have it redone. As you can see, there are some spots with the mortar missing. We talked about pulling it up and going with something else, but the coolness of it and the style is growing on us so we are just going to have it repaired.
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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