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    newbie looking for advice

    Hello, I am new to this forum and new to owning a pool. I have been using Pristine Blue recommended by the local pool store but have been reading some bad info about this stuff. I guess my question is what is best recommended to use in a pool. I was told Pristine is cheaper to use than chlorine but it seems kind of expensive, what is more cost effective? From what I was told Pristine is easier to keep your pool clean versus chlorine. Pool is above ground 24ft across and 54inches deep with a sand filter. We live in Florida if that makes any difference, pool is out in the open so its in the sun all day.

    Any input would be much appreciated...thanks Pete

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    Re: newbie looking for advice

    Quote Originally Posted by roadie2000
    Hello, I am new to this forum and new to owning a pool. I have been using Pristine Blue recommended by the local pool store but have been reading some bad info about this stuff. I guess my question is what is best recommended to use in a pool. I was told Pristine is cheaper to use than chlorine but it seems kind of expensive, what is more cost effective? From what I was told Pristine is easier to keep your pool clean versus chlorine. Pool is above ground 24ft across and 54inches deep with a sand filter. We live in Florida if that makes any difference, pool is out in the open so its in the sun all day.

    Any input would be much appreciated...thanks Pete
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    Re: newbie looking for advice

    Quote Originally Posted by roadie2000
    I guess my question is what is best recommended to use in a pool.
    Welcome to TFP.

    There is no secret around here on what is recommended. I would think if there was truly a better/cheaper option "everyone would be doing it."

    This thread summed it up for me.

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    Chlorine/CYA Chart----Extended Test Kit Directions----SLAM

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    Re: newbie looking for advice

    Welcome to TFP!

    It is not necessary to use Pristine Blue to have a sparkly pool. Click over to Pool School and learn about BBB. You'll have more money in your pocket and less trouble with your water balance.

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