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    Thank you all! My pool rocks because of you!

    Water is awesome, doesn't burn the eyes, pool looks fantastic! if you are reading this and you pool looks like a swamp, it can be fixed. it took 6 weeks for my swamp to be an oasis. I'm sorry i didn't take a picture of Day 0, the first pic starts at Day 2 I believe after adding bleach. What follows below is my 30 picture recap of the pool. there is a gap in the pictures as I was away for 2 weeks in June and the wife added bleach while I was away. If your pool looks like mine, don't give up, it can take a while!
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    Re: Thank you all! My pool rocks because of you!

    I haven't taken a picture in a couple of days, but it looks even better now! Thanks again guys, I will be using BBB exclusively from now on! Take that pool store!
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    Re: Thank you all! My pool rocks because of you!

    That's awesome--I love seeing progression pictures like this! Congrats!

    Just think how much money you saved by doing it without the pool store's "advice". I like the bleach bottle pic--how much did you end up using?
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    Re: Thank you all! My pool rocks because of you!

    wow! that is awesome!
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    Re: Thank you all! My pool rocks because of you!

    I just looked at your pile of bleach bottles and thought...hum... I wonder how that compares to a PS.

    I went to chain store we all know of and they have this kit for sale:

    If you went into the store, this might be something you get based on their recommendations
    The kit is $169.00 but you might "need" an algaecide for $30.00 and a phosphate remover for another $30.

    You pile looks to have about 40 bottle at $2.98 each from WM for the 182 OZ bottles. You would have spent about $120.00 plus $4 for borax and your TF100 kit. You still have enough left over in your pool fund for cold beverages.
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    Re: Thank you all! My pool rocks because of you!

    Awesome pictorial diary! You should be very proud! You pool looks amazing!

    Angie M.
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    Re: Thank you all! My pool rocks because of you!

    If you went into the store, this might be something you get based on their recommendations
    The kit is $169.00 but you might "need" an algaecide for $30.00 and a phosphate remover for another $30.

    You pile looks to have about 40 bottle at $2.98 each from WM for the 182 OZ bottles. You would have spent about $120.00 plus $4 for borax and your TF100 kit. You still have enough left over in your pool fund for cold beverages.
    unfortunately I spent more than $120 in bleach, and my K-2006 kit was about $130 plus tax in Canada, and I had to buy more reagent already which came to about $50 with shipping. however, I now trust the water in my pool, have an excellent grasp on it's chemistry, and I believe I have spend less and will spend less through the year than I would have at a pool store.

    I Just got out of the pool with my wife kids and my parents. I'm now the hero of the family!
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    Re: Thank you all! My pool rocks because of you!

    Great story and thank you for posting the pictures! Love the bleach mountain picture!
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    Re: Thank you all! My pool rocks because of you!

    Quote Originally Posted by squirreltech
    I Just got out of the pool with my wife kids and my parents. I'm now the hero of the family!
    Super Dad to the rescue!

    It may have cost you more today but in the long-term, you will save.

    I just wish there were a way to get test kits to the folks in the great white north without costing and arm and leg.
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