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    Hello everyone! I have a 35,900 gal inground pool with a vinyl liner. The pool has been closed for 3-4 years. We moved in last year and didn't even touch the pool until last week. I began shocking the pool with bleach and it has finally turned a milky gray color. I have dipped and vacuumed and brushed the pool everyday. I wake up every morning to see if I can see the bottom yet and no such luck! I guess I will have to wait for the filter to filter all the little particles out.

    This pool is the one I grew up swimming in as my husband and I purchased my childhood home last year. I never appreciated all the hard work that goes into a pool....until now! I know that my parents probably spent their life savings on pool chemicals and it did seem as though we were constantly running a water sample to the pool store. I am so excited to try the BBB method. My dad is very skeptical and thinks my husband and I are crazy for using this method but I am determined to show him that it can work. Keeping my fingers crossed that I can clear it up! This website has been a huge help, especially in explaining pool chemistry. And I love love love the pool calculator link! I've saved it to my desktop and can't believe that it's as simple as entering your levels and targets and voila!

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: Hi!

    Welcome to TFP!

    It will work, and it will be easy once you get over the intial hurdles of bringing it back. Get a good test kit and stay patient.
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    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Hi!

    Welcome to tfp, BeccaTyree

    JohnT is right, we can not stress enough that you need a good test kit (see link in my sig). Pool store results only make your job harder. If you want, post whatever test results you have and we can take a look.
    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: Hi!

    Welcome to TFP Becca!

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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Hi!

    Welcome to TFP!
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Hi!

    Welcome to the forum

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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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