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    Newbie with success!!

    I'm so happy I don't know what to do with myself. I had a big green algae bloom, and my filter needed repair so it really got out of hand. Today makes the 4th day of battle, and I finally passed the OCLT

    The pool is still cloudy, but it's really improved since yesterday! There's hope on the horizon! I documented each day with pics....I will post them tomorrow when I have access to my laptop!
    Couldn't have done it without tfp, pool school and the bbb method! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    Test results:
    FC 5
    CC 0
    Ph 7.6
    TA 90
    Calcium don't check
    CYA 35

    OCLT 9pm 5 9am5
    14k gallon oval agp, sand filter, 1hp pump, BBB method, K-2006 Test Kit
    Roanoke, VA

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    Congrats!
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    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: Newbie with success!!



    Yes, post a set of pictures so we have another reference thread.
    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.
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    Re: Newbie with success!!

    Love it! Please post those pics when you can, start to finish. A lot of times testimonials like yours are the little shove someone new might need to make the leap. Nice work.
    33' round, 23,000 gal AG vinyl , 1HP 2spd PowerFlo Matrix downsized with 3/4HP impeller (X2), Hayward S180T 150# sand filter (X2), Hayward H250 NG heater Pool Store year 1 - $850 for 2 months; Pool Store year 2 - $440 for 2 months, TFPC year 1 - $170 for 4 months; TFPC year 2 - $95 for 4.5 months
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    Re: Newbie with success!!

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    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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