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    Checking In With Results

    Back in May, I was having a lot of problems keeping chlorine in the pool and began searching the web for a solution because I realized the pool store guys were clueless. Found out lots of information, but most important, I found this site. Having owned the pool for 12 years, without any problems, I was stumped.

    All the help I received here helped me solve the problem in short order and the season has been outstanding. I now test most every day, record my resuts in the log provided by flotsam at post253431.html#p253431 and have been at or near perfect levels without much fuss ever since. I have read all the articles in pool school and have formatted and printed them in a binder I keep with my test results (yes, VERY anal).

    I have to admit I was very hesitant to get into BBB, but it could not have been easier and the cost savings have been great. The downside, as many have mentioned, is that I now see every little grain of sand, or leaf or speck of dirt - which does cause me to become a little obsessive.

    Just wanted to thank everyone here for their contributions and assistance - I am a believer. Amen Brother!!!

    Gerry
    Pool: 25,000 gal.(appx.)/IG/Vinyl/DE
    1.5 HP superpump / Filter Flow Rate - 72gpm (as per spec.)
    Hayward 300,000 BTU natural gas heater / Polaris 380
    Long Island, NY

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    Re: Checking In With Results

    Someone with a case of "sparklypoolitis"
    Treatment doctor? Put in 30oz. of Great Value bleach and see me in the mornin' !!!
    14,600g / 24ft. Round Above Ground with Solar Cover
    18" Hayward Pro Sand Filter
    1 HP Hayward Powerflo Matrix Pump running 10am - 8pm
    Full Sun (when we get sun ... LOL): Approx. 10am to 7pm
    Using the Trouble Free Method, and loving it!! Arrrrrrrr!!!!

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    Re: Checking In With Results

    Great work, fellow BBB'rs....we've hooked another one!
    Dave S.
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    Re: Checking In With Results

    Just had a party this weekend with a few friends who had previously rolled their eyes when I said I was using BBB. They all could not believe how the pool looked and how the water felt, especially when I told them how little effort was involved and how little money. I think we may have more converts because 2 of them asked where I learned the specifics of BBB and I told them about this site.

    Thanks again!!

    Gerry
    Pool: 25,000 gal.(appx.)/IG/Vinyl/DE
    1.5 HP superpump / Filter Flow Rate - 72gpm (as per spec.)
    Hayward 300,000 BTU natural gas heater / Polaris 380
    Long Island, NY

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    Re: Checking In With Results

    One method to rule them all, One method to find them,
    One method to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Checking In With Results

    Hey welcome Gerry! Glad you are here, and it sounds like you got it down.

    Hope you hooked in a couple of folks and it never ceases to amaze me how people roll their eyes at BBB.
    I just dont understand the aversion when they are looking right at a crystal clear, beautiful pool.

    Their loss I suppose....
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    Re: Checking In With Results

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup
    Hey welcome Gerry! Glad you are here, and it sounds like you got it down.

    Hope you hooked in a couple of folks and it never ceases to amaze me how people roll their eyes at BBB.
    I just dont understand the aversion when they are looking right at a crystal clear, beautiful pool.

    Their loss I suppose....
    I always say ... let's keep the secret to ourselves ... that way the "ingredients" stay cheaper. They'll always go up with inflation, but demand will make them soar!! LOL!!!
    14,600g / 24ft. Round Above Ground with Solar Cover
    18" Hayward Pro Sand Filter
    1 HP Hayward Powerflo Matrix Pump running 10am - 8pm
    Full Sun (when we get sun ... LOL): Approx. 10am to 7pm
    Using the Trouble Free Method, and loving it!! Arrrrrrrr!!!!

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    Re: Checking In With Results

    My wife had her book club at our house last night and so, after dark, she turned on the pool lights for a nice effect. Two of the ladies went down to the pool and almost touched it to prove to the others there was really water in it.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Checking In With Results

    They finally updated our Google Maps Satellite view, last one was taken around 2000. Sadly, my pool was covered with my silver solar cover so all it looked like was a flash. I did notice someone in the neighborhood had an in-ground where I could clearly see the main drain at the deep end. For the time of year the pic was taken (7/21/2011 during an extreme heat wave here in the NE), I suspect another BBB follower, kudos to him.
    14,600g / 24ft. Round Above Ground with Solar Cover
    18" Hayward Pro Sand Filter
    1 HP Hayward Powerflo Matrix Pump running 10am - 8pm
    Full Sun (when we get sun ... LOL): Approx. 10am to 7pm
    Using the Trouble Free Method, and loving it!! Arrrrrrrr!!!!

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