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    First year of BBB and TFP

    Being in SW Pennsylvania my pool season is coming to a close. I will be closing up in 2 weeks as the leaves will just be too much for me to keep up with. This site has been a huge resourse for me and keeping my pool sparking clear. Having almost completed my 2nd year as a pool owner, I wish I would have found this site sooner! I have the pool chemistry figured out and it is so simple. Everyone here is so helpful and I can not say thank you enough! Also I have only spent $108.74 to keep my pool clear since the second week of May. Thats about $5.50 a week!

    Thanks again for the knowledge and keeping me away from the pool store all season!
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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

    Congratulations on your success this summer!
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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

    With a little understanding, having a pool is easy ... and not that expensive to maintain as you have found.
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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

    Congrats ! Good job !!
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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

    thanks guys... looking forward to next year and making some DYI improvements, thanks to this site...
    IG 16x32 Grecian - Vinyl - Approx 18k gal - 1 HP Hayward Super Pump - Pentair Triton II TR-60 Sand Filter - Hayward ColorLogic Light - Hayward H250FD Heater

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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by chclark
    thanks guys... looking forward to next year and making some DYI improvements, thanks to this site...
    Would those be the Do Yourself In projects? Thats how mine usually turn out.
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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

    YES well put!
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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

    Congrats on successfully managing your pool .
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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

    On a side note... looks like I'll be buying a new solar cover. The puppy got to this one. Without it and temps being in the 40s at night, the season is definitely over. Hopefully I can find a end of season deal, also going to get a new reel.
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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by chclark
    Being in SW Pennsylvania my pool season is coming to a close. I will be closing up in 2 weeks as the leaves will just be too much for me to keep up with. This site has been a huge resourse for me and keeping my pool sparking clear. Having almost completed my 2nd year as a pool owner, I wish I would have found this site sooner! I have the pool chemistry figured out and it is so simple. Everyone here is so helpful and I can not say thank you enough! Also I have only spent $108.74 to keep my pool clear since the second week of May. Thats about $5.50 a week!

    Thanks again for the knowledge and keeping me away from the pool store all season!
    Next year will probably be even cheaper. You're lucky you found this forum in your second year. Sadly, I was in the midst of my 3 or 4th year and a pink algae bloom!
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    Using the Trouble Free Method, and loving it!! Arrrrrrrr!!!!

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    Re: First year of BBB and TFP

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    With a little understanding, having a pool is easy ... and not that expensive to maintain as you have found.
    Exactly. I have probably spent no more than an hour taking care of my pool since June. It really is an almost zero effort job if you just take the time to understand it.
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