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    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    SW Ohio

    bbb method is awesome

    i just did a test on my water in my intex 18x 52 in deep pool below are the readings

    cya=below 30, still i can see the dot even with the tester full

    i just added 2 lbs of stabilizer in a sock yesterday and last night in front of the return jet so i imagine it is not getting a good reading on it yet, i heard on here somewhere it can take up to a week to show up on a test.
    water is crystal clear and 76 degrees
    i know there is some cya in the pool because it has held 3 ppm of cl for the last 24 hours with bright sunlight during the day.
    am i doing this right ?
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: bbb method is awesome

    Yep, you're doing it right and the pool looks fabulous

    Once that CYA is dissolved, maintain the FC levels based on the amount of CYA you have added to the pool - even tho it can take up to a week to show on test (as you know).

    I suggest that you add some baking soda and get the TA from 60 to about 80.
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    Greentown, IN

    Re: bbb method is awesome

    Looks like you're on the right track!

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    Jun 2009

    Re: bbb method is awesome

    Good show mate.....

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