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    Results of my first season using BBB

    Why oh why did I not discover this website YEARS ago! Season after season of battling pucks, powders, refills, and pool store products, I finally made the decision with the knowledge I gained here to take total control of my pool. How liberating and satisfying it is now to walk into the backyard and find this instead of a cloudy, almost clear pool! I am beginning to teach my father in law the lessons I learned here in order for him to manage his pool. Paying it forward I guess. Here's my family's modest little oasis in the hot south Louisiana summer. Thanks TFP and BBB


    18 X 36, 29 K gallon, Sand Filter, Inground Vinyl Lined, 3/4 HP pump

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    Re: Results of my first season using BBB

    I'd swim in it!
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    Re: Results of my first season using BBB

    It would look better with some bikini babes in the pictures. But it passes my pool snob appraisal. I'd swim in it.
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    Re: Results of my first season using BBB

    Looks great.
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    Re: Results of my first season using BBB

    Crystal Clear... looks gorgeous! Our install begins tomorrow. Hubs and I are committed to using the BBB method, too, no matter what kind of flack we get from our other friends who own pools. We're hoping we can convert a few, if not all of them to the BBB way.
    Laurie in Rowlett, TX (Dallas area)
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    TF-100 Test Kit | BBB is the only way for us!
    3' Buried install by Mendez Pool and Deck (They did a fabulous job!)

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    Re: Results of my first season using BBB

    Congrats !! That looks awesome.


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    Re: Results of my first season using BBB

    SJS101:

    Pool looks absolutely fabulous Your experience mirrors mine after the first year of BBB.
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    Re: Results of my first season using BBB

    DO NOT SWIM IN THAT POOL!!!!!!
    Fill it in and send me that slide!!!!

    OK, just kidding. Actually, that looks like a wonderful pool, I am getting very sad it's not in my back yard!!

    I do agree that a few pool babes would have REALLY made me green with envy. I also have completed my first year of strictly BBB to and have the best pool ever in the three years I have had these Intex AGPs. I used salt before and just didn't have the clarity that I have with plain old bleach.

    Seriously, nice job on the pool. Amazing how simple and rewarding it is.....

    Bob E.

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    Re: Results of my first season using BBB

    Thank you all for the kind words. The pleasure is seeing the enjoyment on my wife's and children's faces as they swim and play in it. It's great to show off my pool now instead making excuses for it's less than crystal clear appearance.
    18 X 36, 29 K gallon, Sand Filter, Inground Vinyl Lined, 3/4 HP pump

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    Re: Results of my first season using BBB

    I keep looking for the like button and then I realize that is facebook. Very nice.

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    Re: Results of my first season using BBB

    This is my first time with bbb also, and it has been so easy. When I first began to read pool school I was feeling a little nervous, not sure that I could do it, but I did and it is working beautifully! I shudder when I think of the old days when it was time to open the green monster for the summer, hopefully I will never have to face that again!
    23K, vinyl, above ground, 2hp-2 speed, sand filter

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