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    Pool is finally clear!!!

    Just wanted to share the good news, and to encourage anyone who is having a hard time clearing their water. After about 3 weeks of continuous shocking, running the pump 24/7, vacuuming, and brushing, the pool is finally clear. All it basically took was chlorine, elbow grease and patience. I didn't think this day would come. The progress was slow and steady, but there was daily progress as long as I kept the petal to the metal. WHAT A RELIEF! Thanks to TFP big time!!
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    Re: Pool is finally clear!!!

    Got any before and after pictures?

    You will stick around and help convince others that we have a better solution than the pool store, won't you?
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    Re: Pool is finally clear!!!

    Awesome! Everyone likes to hear the success stories!

    Enjoy your pool
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    Re: Pool is finally clear!!!

    took approx. one week with my swamp... just chlorine,,test kit,,brushing at every chance,,and patience.... i only run low on patience at times.
    pool store said i was the only one that used just 12.5% chlorine....they are good enough to keep it in stock for me so i buy parts i may need from them,but my "opening the pool supply list" was sorta short,, chlorine and a new leaf net! TFP is the only way to go.......
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    Re: Pool is finally clear!!!

    Here's a photo after about 4 days of trying to clear. Seeing the bottom step was a victory! Just picture crystal clear water for the "after" picture. It took about a week to get rid of the last tinge of green cloudiness. I don't even want to say what I think flowed into the pool during the heavy spring rains. Last week we had a 150' french drain installed to "try" and avoid future problems.
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    Re: Pool is finally clear!!!

    ew, edweather, that looks nasty

    Now, when can we see a pic of the rest of the story?

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    Re: Pool is finally clear!!!

    Congrats! Would love to see an updated pic.

    I'm still looking for the light at the end of the tunnel....on day 11 now and haven't seen much change since last week. Can be really discouraging, ya know. Still have yet to see the bottom. Trying to have patience.......
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    Re: Pool is finally clear!!!

    Here's the "after" picture. Don't mind the liner creases or the fact that the return is jossiling the surface a bit. The water is crystal!
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    Re: Pool is finally clear!!!

    Congrats edweather!!! Hang in there Stephanie, mine finally turned clear too... it will happen for you as well!
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