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    Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    It's been a BUSY summer so far, but I wanted to give BBB another plug. My pool has been through a lot so far this season, and thanks to what I've learned here (and my TF100!) I've had NO trouble this season. I've been away for a few days at a time, I brought the water to shock level or just below and left the solar cover on. When I got home I just vacuumed whatever settled, and enjoyed warm, clear water. My PH & TA haven't gotten away from me like they used to in years past, I understand the relationship between CYA & FC levels, and how to manage them appropriately. Even a hurricane couldn't throw me off course, even if it did lower my CYA. Thanks to this site I knew what to expect from it and how to deal with it. If I had any spare cash I'd become a supporter, but times are tight right now. I figured this might be the next best thing.

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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    Sounds like you've graduated from Pool School with honors.

    It is amazingly easy once you take the time to test and understand, isn't it?
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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    Just wanted to drop in and show what went into my pool this year.



    78 bottles of 12.5% chlorine, and 1pound of tricolor because I needed more cya a while back. No algae blooms, lots of pollen, but nothing too troublesome. The worst thing has been watching the water temperature dropping. I'm not finished with summer yet.

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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    78 bottles? How big is your pool?
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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    Please take the time to fill in your "signature" with your pools info as outlined here - - > http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...etting-started
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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    Mine is filled out. No idea why it doesn't appear if I post from my phone.

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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_kid View Post
    Mine is filled out. No idea why it doesn't appear if I post from my phone.
    I'm on my phone and I can see your info. 😎
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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    I'm not on a phone and I don't see any signature info for Big_kid. Strange.

    If I assume 2 ppm FC per day for 4 months, then 78 gallons of 12.5% chlorinating liquid would imply 28,000.
    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    I have a muddy yard and active kids, the water sees a lot of leaves and debris. As listed in my signature (weird, I see it in my original post at the top of the thread but not posts from my phone) my pool is 7600 gallons. I also use it in the hot tub. (hindsight, I should have mentioned that earlier)

    I just noticed- on the PC there is a check box at the lower left of the reply box that gives the option to show my signature or not. I don't recall seeing it when posting from my phone.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
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    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
    Leisure bay hot tub

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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    How are you posting from your phone? When I post from Tapatalk, my forum signature still shows up (this is NOT the Tapatalk signature).
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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    This site is so informative and I love the way it is modified by the moderators. Although I've had quite a few mechanical problems with my filtration this year, I know I would've spent many more dollars had I not had the helpful advice of this forum and its members. I've learned so much since becoming a member of this site. A huge thanks to Duraleigh and all that help!
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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    This year I started with 44 gallons of Austin's 12%, I'm at the bottom of the last jug now. I gave away a few bottles, used a little in the hot tub, and as usual, it worked flawlessly.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18' X 48" 7600 +/- gallons
    Columbia 50 LB sand filter/ HP pump, $$ WELL spent(2nd best thing bought for the pool)
    Virginia Beach, VA
    TF100 test kit- Money WELL spent (best thing I've ever bought for the pool)
    Leisure bay hot tub

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    Re: Been busy this summer, wanted to post BBB works!

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    How are you posting from your phone? When I post from Tapatalk, my forum signature still shows up (this is NOT the Tapatalk signature).
    If I access TFP from my phone, I just go to the website. I tried Taptalk but didn't like it.
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