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    Putting More Tropicality into Your Locality Zone 6b Style

    Here are a few pics from my backyard pool area here in south central PA ... Hope you enjoyed ...
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    Replacement Hot Tub Cover Advice

    Anyone have any experience (good or bad) with replacement hot tub covers ? I am in need of a new one and am overwhelmed by the sheer number of manufacturers out there that claim to have the best . I have a Dynasty hot tub and the cover that came on it didn't last much more than 1 year ...
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    How long to shock at MA level ?

    I had a mustard algae problem as well as a green algae problem in part due to getting my Liquidator dialed in . I began shocking at MA level (37) for my CYA level (65) last Thursday . There is a lot of dead algae (grayish /white) in the bottom of the pool that need to be vacuumed out at this...
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    Pool Maintenance During Vacation

    This is my first year on the BBB method after 3 years of Baquacil . We successfully converted in June and things have been great .Thanks to everyone on here for sharing all of this wisdom. We use approx . 4 gallons of clorox per week . Generally 2 gallons on Sunday night and 2 gallons on...
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    Another Conversion Begins ...

    I am planning on starting the much anticipated conversion to chlorine this weekend . Would it be good to vacuum the pool (still has the cover on right now ) prior to adding the first round of bleach ?
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    A Few Pics From my PA Backyard

    Here are a few pics from my pool area , still not complete but , we're getting there ... This is before decks and landscaping 1/07 This is now 9/08
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    Planning A Conversion For Spring

    We are currently on Baquacil and planning to convert to chlorine in the spring . With this in mind are there any special steps to take when closing ?