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    Jun 2013
    Central Texas

    Wish me luck...

    First time pool owner. Been lurking here and reading all I can (sort of simple minded, so I have read most of it twice) and the wife has been going to a Pool Store and getting advice. Now I have to try and convince her that the methods that I want to use, the ones that are here on this forum, are better and less expensive than buying all that **** from the pool store.

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Wish me luck...

    Good luck convincing the
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    Apr 2010
    Buckeye, AZ 85326

    Re: Wish me luck...

    You're doing the right thing. Pitch it to your wife this way....the pool store is the shady mechanic down the street trying to hustle a buck. TFP is your beloved uncle who is also a mechanic, gives FREE advice and helps you fix your car for the best value and fixes it right the first time. Pretty easy choice.
    *no mechanics were harmed while typing this post*
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    Re: Wish me luck...

    Heh....pool newb myself (proper intro post coming, waiting on test kit)....ran through the BBB method with the wife and the first thing she said after the strange looks I was getting after I mentioned baking soda and Borax was....

    "I don't want to smell like bleach!" .

    My google-fu skills found an article showing how the lack of bleach is what gives the ammonia smell in pools.

    Good luck!

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    Sep 2012

    Re: Wish me luck...

    My hubs was sceptical when I told him this past winter I was going to start following the BBB method...until he sees how sparkling the pool water now is AND how much heavier his wallet seems.
    13,900gal 24'x52" Backyard Leisure Heritage AGP
    20ml All Swirl Flat Liner
    Pentair 1.5hp Pump and 150# Sand Filter System
    Smart Step Ladder w/Smart Light
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    May 2011
    NE Ohio

    Re: Wish me luck...

    Finding this site was miraculous when we were looking at buying an Intex... Hubs was smart enough to realize that bleach = chlorine, and it was a no-brainer from that point on.
    BBB/TFP/Taylor K-2006 Evangelist!
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    5/11 - Starter pool 6000-gallon Intex Ultra 16'x48" AG with standard 1500 gph 1/3 hp cartridge filter.

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