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    What now?

    I have to begin by saying that I am HOOKED to this awesome method of maintaining our pool. We spent a bunch of money at the pool store this year, with NO results. Finally, after taking over the pool from my hubby and strictly sticking to the BBB method, after a week, we are almost there!!! I still have a little cloudiness, but I can finally see the bottom of the pool and will be moving onto maintaining my blue sparkly pool in the next few days I'm sure. So, what do I do, once I pass the overnight test, let the FC level drop to the regular levels needed? Just wondering if I have to do something special in the transition from shocking to maintenance.
    Our is pool is a 33,000 gallon ig concrete pool with a cartridge filter.

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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: What now?

    Well, if you have met the three criteria to be done shocking (see red lines in my sig), then yes, you let the FC drift down to maintenance level.

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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: What now?

    Once FC drops below 10, it's time to run a full set of tests. Then you can obsess on TA or something for a while, just to keep things interesting.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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