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Thread: Pleasant by-product of the BBB system: rarely have to vacuum

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    Jul 2011
    Perrysburg, OH

    Pleasant by-product of the BBB system: rarely have to vacuum

    I don't know if anyone else has noticed the same thing as me, but since switching to the BBB method the middle of last year, I almost never have to vacuum my pool! It's been open for three weeks and I just vacuumed it for the fist time this weekend. I do brush it couple times a week but that's about it. Before switching, I had to vacuum every weekend and it seemed like I was vacuuming up residue from the powdered shock I was using almost twice a week. Not that I'm just adding a little liquid chlorine every day or two, my pool stays much cleaner. I have a cartridge filter and it can run for weeks now between cleanings as well.

    Just something for all of you to think about if you're considering BBB but haven't made the switch yet.

    It's just another bonus I hadn't counted on and my pool sparkles all the time!
    16 x 32 inground vinyl pool (21000 gallons) (new liner installed 2014)
    Hayward max flo pump w/ 1 HP AO Smith motor (new motor 2014)
    Hayward C1200 cartridge filter (new 2014)
    Hayward H150 heater

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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Pleasant by-product of the BBB system: rarely have to va

    My observation as well, though I started with the BBB method when I got the pool, so I have no comparison. The only reason I need to vacuum my pool is the sand those meddling kids drag in on the feet since I don't have my landscaping/deck done
    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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