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    The Problem with BBB

    The dirty secret no one wants to talk about.....once your water is so clear and balanced, you will see every speck of dirt that falls to the bottom! My friends and family think I am strange for pulling out the pool vac. 4 or 5 times per hour.....Have a great summer!
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    Another case of sparkly poolitis.
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    A lot of those infestations around here. Something you just have to learn to live with..................
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    yep,,,every little speck--has got to go--- a little cloudiness would save some work!!
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    Yeah, I can relate. What's really annoying is that it always seems like as soon as you get the pool spotless, pull out the vacuum, roll up the hose, and get everything shipshape, you spot one speck of something you somehow missed!

    And I have spent several minutes trying to vacuum up a shadow, I must confess.
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    Sparklypoolitis is a chronic condition.

    Richard, I find it helpful to keep the long-handled pool brush very near by. If I see that post-vacuum single piece of dirt, I grab the brush and slowly drag the offending speck all the way to the shallow end where I can get it with my toes. Or I commission DH, who can dive deep, to go in and get it.

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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    Am I the only one that swims around the pool with the end of the vacuum hose getting all those little pieces you missed?
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    This is where a thing like the Poolblaster comes in very handy. Everyone thinks I'm crazy doing deep dives with that thing - but it beat the heck out of dragging the hose out. BBB works.
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Yeah, I can relate. What's really annoying is that it always seems like as soon as you get the pool spotless, pull out the vacuum, roll up the hose, and get everything shipshape, you spot one speck of something you somehow missed!

    And I have spent several minutes trying to vacuum up a shadow, I must confess.
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    I hear ya! My daughter says I'm obsessed with vacuuming. The water is so crystal clear that there's NO WAY I want to look out and see little dirt splotches on the pool floor. I have a Pool BLaster for quickie jobs, but I don't mind getting in and slowly vacuum manually (Great excuse to get my tan on)...lol
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    I have the same problem. What's worse, the pool is so clean that when I turn on the light, I see every bump in the liner! Also, any dirt that I have seems to get stuck in these depressions. Oh well, I guess it's something I just have to deal with. My wife thinks I am crazy with all the brushing, vacuuming and diving for specks of dirt that I do.
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    BadOleRoss,

    No, you aren't the only one

    I admit it in public - I'm a clean pool fanatic and sometimes I spend more time sweeping my leaf net through the water and sucking things up with the vacuum hose than I do swimming. Thing is, whatever cleaning I do I still feel like I'm getting a good workout !!

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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    Alert! All posters in this thread have been added to the "sparkly pool itis" list.

    It's okay. You will be notified of the next meeting.

    No worries. You will be among friends.

    p.s. If you feel the need to drain your pool to remove that one spect of dirt, please PM one of the mods for an immediate intervention. We are here to help!

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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    LOL - I definitely belong in this group!
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    I understand that being a member of the "sparkly poolitis" group use to come with a shirt and a hat.....it this still the case?
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    I just realized today that I have joined the group. From the kitchen it appears that the bottom of the pool is about 1' deep since you can see it so well. But I can also see dirt!
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by BadOleRoss
    Am I the only one that swims around the pool with the end of the vacuum hose getting all those little pieces you missed?
    And I thought I had that unique problem...hehehe

    I do that often because I always get junk in the corners that the polaris misses.
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    Has anybody here used scuba gear to vacuum their pool? I know I'm guilty Sometimes it is so darn hot, and floating a couple inches off the bottom with the vac in hand is a lot more relaxing than sweating poolside using the long pole
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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    LOL !!! I swear I could read a 14 font letter off the bottom of my 52" deep above ground pool. Now only if I had some waterproof paper to print on !!!
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    Using the Trouble Free Method, and loving it!! Arrrrrrrr!!!!

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    Re: The Problem with BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by guamguy
    Has anybody here used scuba gear to vacuum their pool? I know I'm guilty Sometimes it is so darn hot, and floating a couple inches off the bottom with the vac in hand is a lot more relaxing than sweating poolside using the long pole
    Snorkeled yes, scuba ... well, have I thought of it? Yes. But I don't own scuba gear ...LOL.
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    Using the Trouble Free Method, and loving it!! Arrrrrrrr!!!!

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