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    Just HAVE to share this...

    Coworker was skeptical the other day. Said there was "no way" a pool could be kept clear with "just bleach and a filter". Told him I'd bring pictures, he said if I could take a picture that truly showed a crystal clear pool, he'd give 'this BBB thing" another look.

    This is what I'm showing him tomorrow.



    Taken with an iPhone from 12+ feet away. That's a half dollar 4' deep.

    http://i.imgur.com/9kT4F.jpg for Full Res
    -Gordon
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Heads or tails?
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    Turn off the circulation and I bet you could tell it heads or tails.
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    Re: Just HAVE to share this...

    Quote Originally Posted by gboulton
    Coworker was skeptical the other day. Said there was "no way" a pool could be kept clear with "just bleach and a filter". Told him I'd bring pictures, he said if I could take a picture that truly showed a crystal clear pool, he'd give 'this BBB thing" another look.

    This is what I'm showing him tomorrow.
    I love it. We can all post our pics to this thread so you can show him more.
    Mike
    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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    Re: Just HAVE to share this...

    You should have bet a dinner and placed a menu for him to read from the bottom of your pool.
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    My avatar is a penny on the floor of my pool. I will post some floor shots when I get on the real computer. You can read the year on my coin in the full res shot
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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    Re: Just HAVE to share this...

    [attachment=0:13i0ce1r]after (640x480).jpg[/attachment:13i0ce1r]well, here's another to show him. BBB works. (Just added borates).
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    Re: Just HAVE to share this...

    During the day with circulation and a light breeze one can tell there is water in the pool, but it's still clear:



    But at night when it's calm, I can hardly believe there's any water in the pool (and that's a 6' deep end and we're looking at an angle so through a lot of water):

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    Re: Just HAVE to share this...

    Heads or tails.





    This is 4 feet of water.
    -- Guy --
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    Here's a shot of mine at 6 FT, so clear that the pattern is the background to the reflection of the clouds!

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    You folks are awesome! Should seem him today or tomorrow, I'll have fun with this thread.
    -Gordon
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Re: Just HAVE to share this...

    The day this was taken my husband looked out the window and said..."The pool looks empty!"



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    Re: Just HAVE to share this...

    here is mine
    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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    Re: Just HAVE to share this...

    Have fun sharing him your pictures! Hopefully he will really try BBB.... He will be glad you showed it to him

    I'm with woodyp, you should have bet him dinner at your favorite restaurant!
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    Chem Geek, that is impressive clarity.
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
    Foam Cove, Taylor K-2006 kit, BBB method, 8'X20' Fafco Sunsaver Hard Plumb, DIY Fountain, Margarittaville Fiji


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    Re: Just HAVE to share this...

    We have a winner!

    "Wow...all those people use just bleach?"

    "Yeah, pretty much. There's pH to manage, off course, and alkalinity like always. Couple of those folks have probably also added borates, but several have not."

    "So...no algae stuff, no clarifiers, or anything? Seriously?"

    "Yeah. Seriously. My pool is bleach and a sand filter. Period. The rest of them are like mine...we test our water, maintain a few important levels, and swim."

    "Ok...tell me how this works..."



    I've pointed him over here for reference (Pool School, Swamp->Oasis, etc) but I don't know that we'll see him in the forums, which is fine. He's opened his mind to the idea, and I've offered to bring my test kit over a couple times to show him what we test, how, why, etc.

    As I learn more details about his pool, I'll likely post here or encourage him to do so should there be any tricky "conversions" to be done.

    Thanks again, guys! This thread really made a point!
    -Gordon
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Good job, I wish I had my avatar picture in big format still. The only picture I have handy has the solar cover on it.
    Mike
    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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    Awesome! He will be thanking you soon Such a great feeling when someone will actually listen to the BBB method.
    Indiana, ABG 24'x52" Galveston by Blue Cascade (Craigslist buy w/part of deck included), 13,500 gallons, Intex SWG, solar panels mix 2, TF-100 test kit.

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