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    Starting with BBB

    I have a 24 round 52 high pool,approx 14000 gall.How much bleach and borax do I need To start up on bbb method.Anything else I need.

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    Re: Starting with BBB

    Hi joeT and welcome to TFP

    Tell us how your water looks (cloudy, green, clear, murky, etc) and post a full set of test results including:
    FC
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    pH
    TA
    CH
    CYA

    With this info, we can get you started
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    Re: Starting with BBB

    As BF said we really need test results. Also how you're testing?
    You may not need borax at all.
    If your pool is clear and no algae, I'd start with 8 or 9 large jugs of bleach. You can buy more later as you need them. If your pool is cloudy and has an outbreak, I'd start with about 25 large jugs.
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    Re: Starting with BBB

    But, Bama does not mean to dump all those jugs in at once, he just means go buy some bleach now. Right?

    We all use the Pool Calculator to determine how to get your pool from the place it is, to the place you want it to be. Knowing where it is now is required, so we need to get some good test data. The best test data comes from your own testing, not some hurried kid in the pool store. Do read Pool School and take notes in the section Test Kits Compared.
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    Re: Starting with BBB

    Thanks Anona. That would have been a disaster!

    Yeah I meant to just go buy that much now, and use it as you need it.
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    Re: Starting with BBB

    My pool was clear (or at least it appeared to be) when I first started with BBB. It was moderately clear, now it's actually clear!

    I didn't use anything besides bleach until I made a fountain to cool the water, now I'm using muriatic acid as well and if we have another week or so of using the fountain, the acid will lower my TA to the point of needing to use baking soda.

    It all depends on what your pool needs and its current condition. I got off easy, but since my CYA is so high, I use quite a bit of bleach.
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