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    Before and After Pics

    Hi all. New to the BBB method and couldn't resist showing a before and after pic. I wish the pictures were taken from a similar angle, but you get the idea. Thanks for providing such a great resource! Sam's Club will miss getting my $200/year for trichlor now
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    Re: Before and After Pics

    Hi, welcome to TFP! The frog is a nice touch!
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    Nice water! Congrats!!!
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    Re: Before and After Pics

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Nice job
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    Re: Before and After Pics

    Welcome!

    Are the pictures telling the truth? It took a month and 5 days to clear it? Or did you start later or finish earlier than when the pictures were taken?

    And you did it without once posting a question! Amazing.
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    Re: Before and After Pics

    Started later and finished earlier, although I'm not sure of the exact dates. There is plenty of info here to get a pool straightened out without asking any questions. The funny thing is, my wife and I inherited our pool from her parents, who we purchased our house from. We've had it 18 years. When I brought in the Taylor kit I had purchased, my wife said "oh yeah... my dad used to use one just like that!" If only someone had shared that info 18 years ago!
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    Re: Before and After Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by willard31
    There is plenty of info here to get a pool straightened out without asking any questions.
    We think so too ... and yet we get a LOT of questions

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    Re: Before and After Pics

    Jason, don't worry, some of us newbies are trying to help with the answers. I know you guys answer a lot of repetitive questions. As I have gotten more confident in the last year I have started answering some myself. You guys need some time to swim! Maybe someone could make a pool knowledge test that shows just how much one knows about pool chemistry. You could post everyone's score beneath their avatar.

    Willard, I love the before and after pics. It shows what a little knowledge can do for your pool......... and wallet.

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    Re: Before and After Pics

    Hi willard and welcome to the forum

    Good looking water

    Sam's club can probably find you in the bleach/liquid chlorine aisle now
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    Re: Before and After Pics

    Thanks! Actually, I've been getting the bleach at Fred's. If you have one in your area, you can buy the bleach in cartons of 3 for $2.75/bottle. It makes it handy to transport and the price is right.
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    Re: Before and After Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by willard31
    Thanks! Actually, I've been getting the bleach at Fred's. If you have one in your area, you can buy the bleach in cartons of 3 for $2.75/bottle. It makes it handy to transport and the price is right.
    What kind of bleach and what %?
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    Re: Before and After Pics

    Fred's store brand "concentrated" ... 8.25%
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