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    Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    After a wonder first season using the BBB method, I failed as a BBB member during the off season. My pool cover blew off and I didn't replace it. Now I have a green awful mess. I have an 24ft x 4.5 ft. above ground. I know the process to turn it back but I am wondering if it would not be less expensive to drain it. But I have a liner and I am worrying about liner shrinkage. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    Draining the pool is very likely to damage the liner.

    Cleaning up after only one winter is not usually all that big of a deal. Get your levels right, remove all debris beforehand, and follow the instructions in Pool School and shocking will be over quickly. Algae dies easily when the water is coldish.
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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    Agreed. I just went through this, albeit with a smaller pool. The issues would be the same though- uncovered & neglected over the winter. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting to get it back again. I have no idea what your cost for water is, but to fill mine last year raised the water bill $200 vs $50 in chlorine to clear it up. Either way, the pool still needed to be cleaned & scrubbed.

    You used the BBB method last year so you likely have an understanding of what happened and what needs to happen next. Why risk the liner? Test your CYA, look up your shock level, and get the chlorine flowing!(and scooping, and brushing, and retesting...)
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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    Well my pool is well on it's way to become crystal clear again. My husband doubted that I would be able to clear the pool quickly this year. He remembers the time and effort I spent last year, prior to finding this website. It has truly been a lifesaver. Forever a fan!!!!!
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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmama67
    Well my pool is well on it's way to become crystal clear again. My husband doubted that I would be able to clear the pool quickly this year. He remembers the time and effort I spent last year, prior to finding this website. It has truly been a lifesaver. Forever a fan!!!!!
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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame



    different angle of the pool




    Filtering 24/7 and waiting for it to clear up.
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

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    pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock
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    pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    You are on track !

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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    Dang that was GREEN!!!!
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    How's this for great results!!!
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    Bookmarked.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    I love this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

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    pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

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    It happened to me too...we had some warm enough days in Feb/March for algae to take hold. I bleached it to kill the algae and had to vacuum to waste to get the dead algae out. I still have another run to go at it, but that is the best way after you screw up.

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    Looks like you're well on your way. That was almost fluorescent green!

    I'm dealing with algae at opening the first time this year myself. We opened the pool too late this year and the cover looks to have been leaking some nasty water through it. On top of that, we lost some of the debris on the top of the pool cover into the pool when we were removing it... Yucko!!
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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    Well I have to say....I just came in from my nightly visit to check my levels....And I am tickled. Three days with CC-0 and FC-4 to 5


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    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

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    pool-school/shocking_your_pool
    pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

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    Re: Shame on me. Shame, Shame, Shame

    Excellent job! I was/am in the same boat - going from green to clear as we speak!


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