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    Getting Started with BBB

    We have been making our way through the forum, starting with my DIY replacement of our pump and successful shocking of our swamp. The water is as clear as ever and we passed the "3 tests" to stop the shock process several days ago.

    At this point, we are waiting until FC drops to the target of 7 for our CYA of 60. We are down to 11 as of this evening. My guess is that we will be there tomorrow night. I need to add a few inches of water so I'll probably test everything again.

    No questions at this point, just excited to make it to this part of the forum.
    21,000 gallon Diamond Brite Blue, Hayward Star Clear Plus 1200 Cartridge filter, Polaris 280, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: Getting Started with BBB

    Congrats.
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    Re: Getting Started with BBB

    Won't be long and you will be suffering from sparklypoolitis!!
    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: Getting Started with BBB

    Here are our first results.

    FC 7
    CC .5
    TC 7.5
    pH 7.8
    TA 100
    CH 400
    CYA 55

    I had to add about 3" of water a couple of days ago due to it being hot with no rain. This is a reduction in CYA of 5.

    Based on the pool calculator I need to add 52oz MA to bring pH down to 7.2. Anything else stand out? Pool is perfectly clear .
    21,000 gallon Diamond Brite Blue, Hayward Star Clear Plus 1200 Cartridge filter, Polaris 280, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: Getting Started with BBB

    Nice work, Sprocket. Your numbers look good and I think you have a nice understanding of the chemistry.

    It's a good feeling being in charge of your own pool, huh?
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Getting Started with BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Nice work, Sprocket. Your numbers look good and I think you have a nice understanding of the chemistry.

    It's a good feeling being in charge of your own pool, huh?
    Yes it is. We've been seat of the pants for 14 years! I'll post a pic later today.
    21,000 gallon Diamond Brite Blue, Hayward Star Clear Plus 1200 Cartridge filter, Polaris 280, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: Getting Started with BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket
    I had to add about 3" of water a couple of days ago due to it being hot with no rain. This is a reduction in CYA of 5.
    CYA isn't lost through evaporation. As evaporation occurs the CYA PPM with rise slightly and then will go back to the previous level when you replace the water.
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    Helpful Links: Pool School, BBB for Beginners, How to Shock (hint...it's a process not a product), Chlorine/CYA Chart, Jason's Pool Calculator

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    Re: Getting Started with BBB

    Finally got around to taking a picture and it was dark, but you get the idea. Yes, there is water in there.
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    21,000 gallon Diamond Brite Blue, Hayward Star Clear Plus 1200 Cartridge filter, Polaris 280, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: Getting Started with BBB

    Get one in the sun so we can see the sparkle sprocket ... or the sprocket sparkle?
    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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