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    I highly doubt its possible !!!

    For anyone that has been lurking around this forum and getting all schooled up on pool things I just wanted to let everyone know I don't believe there is a better,easier,cost efficient way to maintain your pool then the "BBB" way. Since I've joined this awesome forum and listened to alot of great on the money advice from the folks on here through pool school and/or posting questions or just reading through a ton of threads on all sorts of topics I have not had to visit the pool store since to purchase anything whats so ever (the money I've saved already paid for my Stenner pump and 15 gal drum set up) , not to mention wasting gas and my time to go to the pool store

    So when all is said and done thanks to ALL you TFP members and moderators for helping me out

    And as for anyone on the fence to try the "BBB" TFP way , there is NO possibly way to have a sparking clean pool other then going to another TFP members house





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    Re: I highly doubt its possible !!!

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    Vvveeerrry nicceee!
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    Re: I highly doubt its possible !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by roadking00
    For anyone that has been lurking around this forum and getting all schooled up on pool things I just wanted to let everyone know I don't believe there is a better,easier,cost efficient way to maintain your pool then the "BBB" way. Since I've joined this awesome forum and listened to alot of great on the money advice from the folks on here through pool school and/or posting questions or just reading through a ton of threads on all sorts of topics I have not had to visit the pool store since to purchase anything whats so ever (the money I've saved already paid for my Stenner pump and 15 gal drum set up) , not to mention wasting gas and my time to go to the pool store

    So when all is said and done thanks to ALL you TFP members and moderators for helping me out

    And as for anyone on the fence to try the "BBB" TFP way , there is NO possibly way to have a sparking clean pool other then going to another TFP members house
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    Beautifully said!!!!
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    Re: I highly doubt its possible !!!

    Not everyone on TFP follows the BBB method and I can tell you it is possible to operate a pool properly without using any of the three B's and still have a similar outcome. Ok maybe I am cheating a little but I don't use bleach, borax or baking soda. The only things I add to my pool are salt, CYA, muriatic acid and a SWG.
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    Re: I highly doubt its possible !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    Not everyone on TFP follows the BBB method and I can tell you it is possible to operate a pool properly without using any of the three B's and still have a similar outcome. Ok maybe I am cheating a little but I don't use bleach, borax or baking soda. The only things I add to my pool are salt, CYA, muriatic acid and a SWG.
    Aren't you sly! I only use one B of the 3 Bs, but as you know, it is not the PRODUCT you use but the PROCESS that is important here. Whether you call it BBB or ABCT (acid, bleach, calcium, trichlor like I use) or SAC (salt, acid, CYA like you use)... what matters is that we test and dose what the pool needs when it needs it.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: I highly doubt its possible !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by anonapersona
    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    Not everyone on TFP follows the BBB method and I can tell you it is possible to operate a pool properly without using any of the three B's and still have a similar outcome. Ok maybe I am cheating a little but I don't use bleach, borax or baking soda. The only things I add to my pool are salt, CYA, muriatic acid and a SWG.
    Aren't you sly! I only use one B of the 3 Bs, but as you know, it is not the PRODUCT you use but the PROCESS that is important here. Whether you call it BBB or ABCT (acid, bleach, calcium, trichlor like I use) or SAC (salt, acid, CYA like you use)... what matters is that we test and dose what the pool needs when it needs it.
    LOL...great reply...thanks
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