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    Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    I absolutely LOVE it. I also love when friends with "green" or "cloudy" pools ask what my secret is I simply say Bleach, but also my BIGGEST secret is TFP I actually helped a friend get an account on here and showed them the pool school and calculator and how to go through the threads and post and man that felt good lol.. So here's to you TFP Just look at my beautiful pool I will never and I mean NEVER go to a pool store for anything Happy Friday everyone
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Beautiful water!
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Wow! Give credit to yourself for learning and understanding how to manage your own pool rather than depending on the pool store.
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    Beautiful water!
    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Wow! Give credit to yourself for learning and understanding how to manage your own pool rather than depending on the pool store.
    I am proud of myself on that part, but to be honest I would not have the pool look like this if I was not lucky enough to find this site... It is a true dream site for ALL pool owners
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    When your 4yr old looks at someone else's pool water and gives you a "daddy, what's wrong with their water?"

    You KNOW you've come to the right place!

    Great lookng water Melinda1980!!!

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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    I LOVE my BBB water too. Maybe you can help me with my question. The kids are dying to swim and the water is so tempting. I added the borates and Muriatic acid as directed about 24 hours ago.

    How long do we have to wait to swim, after adding the Borax and Muriatic Acid? The water is beautiful! I did check the PH and TA even though it has only been about 12 hours since I added it. They are both extremely high. Will this come down in the next couple of days? I it safe to swim with it like this?
    15'x48" 4400 gallon Intex metal frame pool, Intex SWG, Sand filter single speed 1000 GPH, BBB method, Borates added!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHeard
    I added the borates and Muriatic acid as directed about 24 hours ago.

    How long do we have to wait to swim, after adding the Borax and Muriatic Acid? The water is beautiful! I did check the PH and TA even though it has only been about 12 hours since I added it. They are both extremely high. Will this come down in the next couple of days? I it safe to swim with it like this?
    Go ahead and add enough acid to get your pH into the 7's, wait 30 minutes, and go swimming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerallen
    When your 4yr old looks at someone else's pool water and gives you a "daddy, what's wrong with their water?"

    You KNOW you've come to the right place!

    Great lookng water Melinda1980!!!
    lmao right right... Zack (Which is 4 years old) actually asked Nana that same question.. Then he also told her she needed to talk to mommy hehe.... Thank you
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Quote Originally Posted by NHeard
    I LOVE my BBB water too. Maybe you can help me with my question. The kids are dying to swim and the water is so tempting. I added the borates and Muriatic acid as directed about 24 hours ago.

    How long do we have to wait to swim, after adding the Borax and Muriatic Acid? The water is beautiful! I did check the PH and TA even though it has only been about 12 hours since I added it. They are both extremely high. Will this come down in the next couple of days? I it safe to swim with it like this?
    Agree with Bama get that ph good and Enjoy that pool.. Summer is almost over
    15' X 48" Intex Metal Frame pool with skimmer on side and Type A filter

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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    THANK YOU!!! These kids need to get some energy OUT!
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Isn't it awesome when you get compliments on how your water looks? I love it!!

    People ask my husband how he does it, and he responds by pointing at me and saying to "ask her, she takes care of it". Most assume he is the one doing it, but nope. He was unsure about my using BBB because he always thought you just went to the pool store and got your water tested. Good thing I did my research! He's a believer now
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    My backyard is like a park... Why then does DH always want to go camping??? I just don't understand.

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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Pool snobbery.
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Pool snobbery.

    Ain't it wonderful!
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda1980
    Quote Originally Posted by jerallen
    When your 4yr old looks at someone else's pool water and gives you a "daddy, what's wrong with their water?"

    You KNOW you've come to the right place!

    Great lookng water Melinda1980!!!
    lmao right right... Zack (Which is 4 years old) actually asked Nana that same question.. Then he also told her she needed to talk to mommy hehe.... Thank you
    Love this! My kids are the same way. TFP and BBB have created a bunch of mini pool snobs!
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Pool snobbery.
    Hehe yep yeppers
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Quote Originally Posted by crek31
    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda1980
    Quote Originally Posted by jerallen
    When your 4yr old looks at someone else's pool water and gives you a "daddy, what's wrong with their water?"

    You KNOW you've come to the right place!

    Great lookng water Melinda1980!!!
    lmao right right... Zack (Which is 4 years old) actually asked Nana that same question.. Then he also told her she needed to talk to mommy hehe.... Thank you
    Love this! My kids are the same way. TFP and BBB have created a bunch of mini pool snobs!
    lmmfao YES, Yes they have hehe
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    Oh, no! Bad enough when we create Pool Snobs around here, but "mini Pool Snobs"?

    "Granpa, why is your water so yucky but Mommy's (the in-law) is so nice?"

    I see some family togetherness issues for us BBB'rs.
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    Re: Sorry, just love showing people what the BBB does

    I believe I am becoming a "pool snob" hehe
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    I love that looking at the water makes you want to go swimming......
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