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    Can't wait til this afternoon

    The wife's family is coming over for a barbeque/ birthday party this afternoon. I can't wait to show off the pool. Well, not the pool so much, as the water!

    I know my brother-in-law has been having trouble with his pool. Last year he drained it. Don't ask me why, but his water company wasn't imposing restrictions and tiered rates. Still, it had to cost a bunch, his pool is bigger than mine. So he refilled and that was about the last we heard. Until about 5 weeks ago, when my father-in-law was over. Almost the first thing he did was rush out the back door to look at my pool. "Oh! It looks very clear! Sergio's pool turned green."

    We asked Sergio's wife if he had a mixer for when he tests his pool water. A speedstir seemed like the perfect gift for the man who has everything, including a green pool. Don't know what it is exactly, but she said, "Yes, he has a mixer thing that came with his test kit." ****. Knowing him, it's probably a commercial centrifuge....

    Fast forward to his birthday, just after we got back from England. I mentioned that my pool was just fine, then asked how his was, as I'd heard it was green. "It's all out of whack. I'm just going to drain it and start all over." Two drains in two years!!

    It's going to be great when he sees my pool. My father-in-law, or perhaps even Sergio's wife, is bound to blurt something out. Maybe now he'll start listening to me, and stop listening to the gruff old man at the pool store "that's been there for, like, 40 years" that he frequents.
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    Re: Can't wait til this afternoon

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    I know how you feel Richard. I babysat two kids for my husband's friend one day last summer. The little girl said, "Miss Samantha, your pool is soooo shiny and pretty, I wish ours looked like that!!!" When I asked them if they wanted to go swimming, the reply was "No ma'am. Our mom said we are not allowed to get in you guys pool because you pour bleach in it. We have to wait until we get home to go swimming."
    (you have to love the innocent honesty of small children)

    Their pool is almost always very cloudy, if not completely green. Their parents are highly educated people, but they do not understand how the BBB method could be safe or healthy.
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    Re: Can't wait til this afternoon

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    The wife's family is coming over for a barbeque/ birthday party this afternoon. I can't wait to show off the pool. Well, not the pool so much, as the water!

    I know my brother-in-law has been having trouble with his pool. Last year he drained it. Don't ask me why, but his water company wasn't imposing restrictions and tiered rates. Still, it had to cost a bunch, his pool is bigger than mine. So he refilled and that was about the last we heard. Until about 5 weeks ago, when my father-in-law was over. Almost the first thing he did was rush out the back door to look at my pool. "Oh! It looks very clear! Sergio's pool turned green."

    We asked Sergio's wife if he had a mixer for when he tests his pool water. A speedstir seemed like the perfect gift for the man who has everything, including a green pool. Don't know what it is exactly, but she said, "Yes, he has a mixer thing that came with his test kit." ****. Knowing him, it's probably a commercial centrifuge....

    Fast forward to his birthday, just after we got back from England. I mentioned that my pool was just fine, then asked how his was, as I'd heard it was green. "It's all out of whack. I'm just going to drain it and start all over." Two drains in two years!!

    It's going to be great when he sees my pool. My father-in-law, or perhaps even Sergio's wife, is bound to blurt something out. Maybe now he'll start listening to me, and stop listening to the gruff old man at the pool store "that's been there for, like, 40 years" that he frequents.
    I would thoroughly enjoy an update on what happens. If you gain some ground, let us know. Very funny.


    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha_in_AL
    I know how you feel Richard. I babysat two kids for my husband's friend one day last summer. The little girl said, "Miss Samantha, your pool is soooo shiny and pretty, I wish ours looked like that!!!" When I asked them if they wanted to go swimming, the reply was "No ma'am. Our mom said we are not allowed to get in you guys pool because you pour bleach in it. We have to wait until we get home to go swimming."
    (you have to love the innocent honesty of small children)

    Their pool is almost always very cloudy, if not completely green. Their parents are highly educated people, but they do not understand how the BBB method could be safe or healthy.

    Even funnier...I guess the parent don't have a chemistry background?

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    Re: Can't wait til this afternoon

    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha_in_AL
    I know how you feel Richard. I babysat two kids for my husband's friend one day last summer. The little girl said, "Miss Samantha, your pool is soooo shiny and pretty, I wish ours looked like that!!!" When I asked them if they wanted to go swimming, the reply was "No ma'am. Our mom said we are not allowed to get in you guys pool because you pour bleach in it. We have to wait until we get home to go swimming."
    (you have to love the innocent honesty of small children)

    Their pool is almost always very cloudy, if not completely green. Their parents are highly educated people, but they do not understand how the BBB method could be safe or healthy.
    And yet, they probably put 'chlorine' in the their pool? Funny, some bottles of bleach I see at the store actually say 'chlorine bleach' on them....
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    Re: Can't wait til this afternoon

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    The wife's family is coming over for a barbeque/ birthday party this afternoon. I can't wait to show off the pool. Well, not the pool so much, as the water!

    I know my brother-in-law has been having trouble with his pool. Last year he drained it. Don't ask me why, but his water company wasn't imposing restrictions and tiered rates. Still, it had to cost a bunch, his pool is bigger than mine. So he refilled and that was about the last we heard. Until about 5 weeks ago, when my father-in-law was over. Almost the first thing he did was rush out the back door to look at my pool. "Oh! It looks very clear! Sergio's pool turned green."

    We asked Sergio's wife if he had a mixer for when he tests his pool water. A speedstir seemed like the perfect gift for the man who has everything, including a green pool. Don't know what it is exactly, but she said, "Yes, he has a mixer thing that came with his test kit." ****. Knowing him, it's probably a commercial centrifuge....

    Fast forward to his birthday, just after we got back from England. I mentioned that my pool was just fine, then asked how his was, as I'd heard it was green. "It's all out of whack. I'm just going to drain it and start all over." Two drains in two years!!

    It's going to be great when he sees my pool. My father-in-law, or perhaps even Sergio's wife, is bound to blurt something out. Maybe now he'll start listening to me, and stop listening to the gruff old man at the pool store "that's been there for, like, 40 years" that he frequents.

    Hmmm...one of you was adopted???
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    Re: Can't wait til this afternoon

    I was disappointed.

    His excuse is that he needs to touch up the paint somewhere, so he just let it go since he'll be draining anyway. .

    But I did find out his wife is wrong - he doesn't have a stirrer.
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