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    I Blame TFP and the BBB Method...

    ...on being the cause of a boring, easy to maintain swimming pool!

    After ordering my TF-100 and switching to the BBB method, I was ready to track my daily chemical consumption and test results along with bather load, weather, daily sun exposure. I logged all that for a few days but stopped after a week, my pool became so predictable and boring (in a good way). I almost miss the satisfaction after all the effort to get the pool somewhat blue and clear for a week. Now I can have swimmers over, rain, and sun, and I am not worried at all about having algae or cloudiness. About a gallon of bleach a day and I am good to go!

    Thank you TFP and everyone who has contributed to the numerous threads I have read over the past few months! I am armed with the knowledge required to stay ahead of my pool's chemistry instead of reacting to problems.

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    Re: I Blame TFP and the BBB Method...

    Nice work. You are the BBB'r we want everyone to be. You have learned why and how you manage your pool so thoroughly it has become second nature to you. Feels pretty good, huh?
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    Re: I Blame TFP and the BBB Method...

    Quote Originally Posted by tommyd123
    ...on being the cause of a boring, easy to maintain swimming pool!

    After ordering my TF-100 and switching to the BBB method, I was ready to track my daily chemical consumption and test results along with bather load, weather, daily sun exposure. I logged all that for a few days but stopped after a week, my pool became so predictable and boring (in a good way). I almost miss the satisfaction after all the effort to get the pool somewhat blue and clear for a week. Now I can have swimmers over, rain, and sun, and I am not worried at all about having algae or cloudiness. About a gallon of bleach a day and I am good to go!

    Thank you TFP and everyone who has contributed to the numerous threads I have read over the past few months! I am armed with the knowledge required to stay ahead of my pool's chemistry instead of reacting to problems.

    --Thomas
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    Re: I Blame TFP and the BBB Method...

    I can say the same here and it hasn't quite been a month yet. Once I got the CYA level down, everything sorta fell into place.
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    Re: I Blame TFP and the BBB Method...

    Hah,
    That's funny . . . I worked over the last week to convert my green swamp into a TFP. I am about 1 day away from passing OCULT. I too have been tracking my activity . . . with Excel. Just this morning as I was performing my test I was thinking about a computer log. I also anticipated there would not be a lot of maintenance but . . . I was going to do it anyway.
    After reading your post it sounds very simular to my pools status right now. I will know more after the weekend. We are having 15+ people over for a Low Country Boil and pool party.
    If it stands as yours has I guess I'll stick to a notepad and work on planning a new patio area and deck!
    Now that's encouraging.
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    Re: I Blame TFP and the BBB Method...

    tommyd123:

    Now that's the way it's done! Great job
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