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    2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    I just wanted to thank everyone on this site for all the help and knowledge you have supplied me with. This is the second season maintaining my pool and it couldn't be any easier then following the simple directions layed out in the "POOL SCHOOL". For all the newbies reading this, I was in your shoes last year.

    My wife and I were lost without this site and have learned that pool companies are just like car dealerships, they insist you need all the extra goodies and once they take your money, they could care less about you !!!

    Since last year, I have purchased the K-2006 (FAS-DPD) test kit to start the season, a box of baking soda, and a box of borax for fine tuning. I also use about 3 (96oz) jugs of Walmart brand bleach per week. Between the kit, baking soda, and borax I've spent around $80 and the bleach cost me $4 per week. I don't think $16 per month is expensive to maintain your pool.

    I would like to hear your comments on my pool water.

    Take care,

    Mike
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    Another shot of the water.
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    looks great!
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    Thanks for showing us your sparkly water Looks great!
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    I'd jump in, who could resist?! Woohooooo!
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    Beautiful! I like your post for your timer and outlet.
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    BBailey,

    As you can see in the background we had a white vinyl fence installed and had a few extra fence post left. Why not have everything match? I left an extra spot open under the timer for a low voltage light transformer. My next project will be to add lights around the pool and uplight a few new trees in the background. Thanks everyone for the comments!!!
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    Nice!!!!
    Thanks all for your amazingly helpful advice! Bo

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    Thanks in advance for all your help!

    God Bless America!

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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    Beautiful water and very nice looking setup!
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    Well, it looks real nice, but can you post a full set of test results?

    Oh man, I crack myself up!
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    IF you don't mind, I think my DH and I will be using your idea with the fence post for the electrical stuff. Very clean looking. We have the stones, too, but they are the smaller size. I just love how they look. Great looking water, too. Don't you just love TFP?
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    Richard,

    FC = 4
    PH = 7.6
    TA = 100
    CH = 200
    CYA = 40

    I usually go through about a half gallon of 6% bleach every night after testing the water. The FC is usually around 3.5-4.0 ppm and everything else is dead on and never changes. I brush and vacuum the pool once a week and that's about it! Without a proper test kit I would be lost and now it has become such a habbit, I have to test the water before I do anything else!!!


    Dorpo,

    Go right ahead!!! That's why I posted these pictures. We all learn from each other on here and if you choose not to share, none of us will ever advance in this hobby. Those stones are "Delaware River Rock" and there are a total of (9tons) sitting around the whole pool. (4tons) of 3"to 5" stone and (5tons) of 1" to 3" stone I completed that stone project in 11 hours (1 DAY) on my own. The neighbors couldn't believe how nice it turned out once everything was completed.
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    My sheltie and I were recently caught sleeping in the pool by my wife. She decided to sneak into the backyard and take a quick shot of us just in case we tried to deny it ever happened.
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Well, it looks real nice, but can you post a full set of test results?

    Oh man, I crack myself up!
    I'm pretty sure he was joking.
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    Re: 2nd Season with BBB and TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by Lastrites
    My sheltie and I were recently caught sleeping in the pool by my wife. She decided to sneak into the backyard and take a quick shot of us just in case we tried to deny it ever happened.
    Could we start a new slideshow? One with folks (and four legged friends) enjoying their pools?

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