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    There needs to be a 'Success' thread

    There needs to be a 'Success' thread stickied atop this forum! I just want to thank the people on here for their kind advice. It's thanks to them and this forum that my pool is in the best shape it's been and everybody is enjoying the pool quite much!

    It's been only ~2 weeks since ridding BaquaGoo out of my pool and getting it under control via BBB method. So far the pool is REALLY stable on all it's chems. TC stays between 3-7 adding bleach every other day depending on the weather (note I have a clear solar cover,) CC: always 0.5, pH stays around 7.5 mostly and I've only had to add a few pounds of Borax once or twice to bring it up from 7.2 CYA is always a solid 40 and TA floats between 100-110.

    I mean at this rate, as long as I adhere to a steady regimen I'm only in it for normal maintenance of $2.75 bottle of bleach every week and half or so, a $5 box of borax will last me at least a month or so and that's it. I mean, for less than $20/month I have a very inviting sparkling pool to jump into! Thanks!!!


    9,400 gallon AG Vinyl, 1/2hp - Sand Filter, Fresh water, Solar Water Heater, BBB Method
    10k gallon 22' AG Vinyl, 2k got Cartridge Filter, Fresh water, BBB Method baby!

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    Re: There needs to be a 'Success' thread

    I would second your suggestion that there needs to be a success thread, but pretty much everyone on the TFP forum has experienced the Success of "a very inviting sparkling pool to jump into!"

    That's what makes this forum special: practical, understandable guidelines that lead to success for every pool owner who's willing to jump in.



    So, congrats to you, and pat yourself on the backstroke!
    Alan in Wellington, FL - near West Palm Beach
    15,200 gal IG, painted plaster, 1988; 200 SqFt cartridge filter, 2013; 1.5 HP 1-speed pump (uprated), 2005; heat pump, 2005;
    soon to repair (dead) SWG AquaRite T-15 cell, 2005, and replace (dead) suction-side cleaner, 2005.
    Almost everything died this winter 2012-'13, and I know we shouldn't complain... but, Arrgh!

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    Re: There needs to be a 'Success' thread

    If you follow the TFP way you will be a success........bottom line.....Mike
    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: There needs to be a 'Success' thread

    There is always the Testimonials topic.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: There needs to be a 'Success' thread

    Quote Originally Posted by alanpaul
    That's what makes this forum special: practical, understandable guidelines that lead to success for every pool owner who's willing to jump in.
    You hit the nail on the head!

    Quote Originally Posted by fast1971chevelle
    If you follow the TFP way you will be a success........bottom line.....Mike
    'Nuff said.


    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    There is always the Testimonials topic.
    I'll definitely check that out. I try to tell everybody that I know that has a pool about TFP and the super simple and economical BBB method. I suppose when I bought one of TFTestkits and when other people do the same it helps support and preserve this forum so that's another reason why I try to inform people as well.



    9,400 gallon AG Vinyl, 1/2hp - Sand Filter, Fresh water, Solar Water Heater, BBB Method
    10k gallon 22' AG Vinyl, 2k got Cartridge Filter, Fresh water, BBB Method baby!

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