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    Old Dog Learns New Tricks . . .

    Hello to All from Big D
    Long time pool owner (25 years) here, who for the most part has been doing it all wrong (with some success).
    Anyway, the pool has been cloudy most of the summer, left town for a few days only to return to a green mess.
    Sat down at the computer and quickly found TFP, read much of the great advice (and lots of stuff I didn't know).
    Ordered a TF-100 test kit, bought a lot of bleach and about a week later, the pool is sparkling clear.
    It's not too late to learn something new, thanks to all!
    8K Gallon- Vinyl Liner- AG Octogon - 3/4 HP Hayward Super Pump - 80 SQFT Cartridge Filter - TF100 Test Kit

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    Re: Old Dog Learns New Tricks . . .

    Welcome to TFP. Glad to hear the conversion to BBB was so easy. As you have learned clean and clear water is easily obtainable when you follow the word of the forum. The TF-100 is our bible. Listen to what it tells you to do and you will be in the promise land.

    Stear clear of the pool store as they will steal your soul and wallet. I was in leslies a few days ago looking for a pump. Some poor soul walked out with a case of di-chlor ($120) to clear his cloudy pool. I over heard the conversation between him and the cleark, neither one knew his CYA level.
    Keep reading and posting. Lots to learn here.

    Just out of curiosity where abouts are you located?
    3500 gallon 14x42 Intex Ultra Frame
    1/2 HP Intex 1600 sand filter/pump - Intex SWCG
    Two 4x20 Fafco solar panels.
    Taylor K-2006
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    Re: Old Dog Learns New Tricks . . .

    I'm fairly new as well, but welcome aboard! I plan on going with the BBB method too in whatever we end up with for a pool next season.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
    Virginia Beach, VA
    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
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    Re: Old Dog Learns New Tricks . . .

    sunshine56,

    Welcome to the forum That is a great post and speaks volumes for your willingness to be flexible and accept a different way of doing things. You are a genuine BBB'r.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Old Dog Learns New Tricks . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by BBBliever
    Welcome to TFP. Glad to hear the conversion to BBB was so easy. As you have learned clean and clear water is easily obtainable when you follow the word of the forum. The TF-100 is our bible. Listen to what it tells you to do and you will be in the promise land.

    Stear clear of the pool store as they will steal your soul and wallet. I was in leslies a few days ago looking for a pump. Some poor soul walked out with a case of di-chlor ($120) to clear his cloudy pool. I over heard the conversation between him and the cleark, neither one knew his CYA level.
    Keep reading and posting. Lots to learn here.

    Just out of curiosity where abouts are you located?
    When you see this dont you just want to tell them what the real deal is? I know I do.
    13,000 Plaster IG Pool approx
    Hayward C5030 Cart Filter
    Emerson 1081 EB653 1.0 HP 1.40 S.F. 3450 RPM
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    Re: Old Dog Learns New Tricks . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by BBBliever
    Welcome to TFP. Glad to hear the conversion to BBB was so easy. As you have learned clean and clear water is easily obtainable when you follow the word of the forum. The TF-100 is our bible. Listen to what it tells you to do and you will be in the promise land.

    Stear clear of the pool store as they will steal your soul and wallet. I was in leslies a few days ago looking for a pump. Some poor soul walked out with a case of di-chlor ($120) to clear his cloudy pool. I over heard the conversation between him and the cleark, neither one knew his CYA level.
    Keep reading and posting. Lots to learn here.

    Just out of curiosity where abouts are you located?
    I'm in Dallas (rootin' for the Rangers!)
    8K Gallon- Vinyl Liner- AG Octogon - 3/4 HP Hayward Super Pump - 80 SQFT Cartridge Filter - TF100 Test Kit

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    Re: Old Dog Learns New Tricks . . .

    Welcome to TFP!

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