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    First Season using BBB - WOW!

    I had always used a mineral product (Nature2 and BRIEFLY Frog system) in our pool along with pucks. The first 2 years the mineral seemed to work ok. However it was short lived. I was constantly going to the pool store and dropping tons of money in chemicals....changing out the sand...and jumping through their hoops. I fought mustard algae all the time and it was so frustrating. Sadly I did this for several years.

    This year, I found this forum and ordered the TF-100 and magnetic stirrer. WHAT A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT experience! I love that test kit! I never have to go to the pool store. I spend SOOOO much less on chemicals. BBB is easily 1/3 of the cost of traditional mineral systems/pucks/algaecide/coagulants. Oh, and the borax made a big difference for us. The lamotte borate test strips are difficult for me to read, but I have either 30 or 50 ppm. I feel like I have nothing to vacuum anymore. I don't have to backwash as often and the pool is just so....dare I say...trouble free? Yeah, I know...I'm sure that's the first time you've ever heard that one. hehe

    Thanks for all the great info at pool school! I'm so happy!! I meant to post this weeks ago but we have been too busy swimming!

    Here is a before (opened the pool and couldn't run the pump for a week due to a missing part so it turned green)


    After BBB


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    Mary
    20 KGal vinyl 18x36 oval AG with 7 foot deep end
    Artesian CMP-22 200 lb sand filter, and a Turboking 2 hp SPL pump / Baracuda Automatic Cleaner
    TF-100 & Magnetic Stirrer

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    Re: First Season using BBB - WOW!

    Pool looks GREAT, congrats on all you learned and implemented!
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    Re: First Season using BBB - WOW!

    Well done, it looks great!
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    Converted to BBB in Fall of 2009 - Now I have a truly trouble free pool!

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    Re: First Season using BBB - WOW!

    Looks nice!

    Hey - have you seen this thread: bbb-inexpensive-i-must-be-missing-something-t64040.html
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    Re: First Season using BBB - WOW!

    Thanks everyone!

    Richard: I'll check it out. I saw it yesterday when it was first posted but it looks like it has quite a few replies now.
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    20 KGal vinyl 18x36 oval AG with 7 foot deep end
    Artesian CMP-22 200 lb sand filter, and a Turboking 2 hp SPL pump / Baracuda Automatic Cleaner
    TF-100 & Magnetic Stirrer

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    Re: First Season using BBB - WOW!

    Welcome to the light!
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    Re: First Season using BBB - WOW!

    And the light is at the end of the pool store tunnel !!

    Congrats on taking control of your pool !!


    Jeff
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