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    It's finally clean!

    I thank God I found this place. I did BBB for the first time last year, and it was the first time that I didn't start getting Algae at the end of August. I'm thinking all those pucks I used shot my CYA high enough that I did not have enough free chlorine to kill the algae. Using a CYA dose at...
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    It's finally clean!

    Ok, here are the numbers that were asked for: Free Available Chlorine: 0.5 Total Available Chlorine: 0.5 Calcium Hardness: 160ppm Cyanuric Acid: 0 Total Alkilinity: 80ppm pH: 7.4 Copper: 0 ppm Iron: 0 ppm Total Disolved Solids: 800 Phosphates: 0 ppm Temperature: 65 I added the liquid...
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    It's finally clean!

    I did. The paper is in the car. I'll go and fetch it in a minute.
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    It's finally clean!

    After fighting with my pool for over a month because I didn't cover it for the winter, the pool is finally CLEAN. I vacuumed the last of the dirt off the bottom and added liquid CYA to it today. The fine folks at Leslie's Pool claim the CYA will be fully disolved in 24 hours because I bought...
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    Boy do I have a mess to deal with!

    The water is now almost crystal clear. Just need to vacuum the bottom tonight. One question though. When I bump the DE with the bump handle a whole lot of stuff comes out of the return. It does not do this when I regenerate and add new DE. I am taking water in to the local pool store for...
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    Boy do I have a mess to deal with!

    Poured two huge bottles in last night. Will add more today when I get home.
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    Boy do I have a mess to deal with!

    Well, I took the cover off the pool and the lack of light killed all the algae. It's all sitting on the bottom waiting to be vacuumed out. Doesn't smell very nice, but I think it's salvageable.
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    Boy do I have a mess to deal with!

    It's an above ground. I'm tempted to drain and refill. Or perhaps drain half and refill. We'll see how it looks. I'm putting the filter back together now after an acid soak.
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    Boy do I have a mess to deal with!

    Well, all I have to say is I didn't cover my pool. Well, I did cover it finally on April 30th because I had my son's First Holy Communion party. So, I'm going to uncover it today, in the 99 degree heat and fill it up and get the filter running. MY question is, since it's been covered for a...
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    Where did all my CYA go

    Ok, I've been doing BBB since about the second week in July. Overall, I have been very pleased with the results, though I have cursed it a few times when I needed to add bleach at 8:00 PM and was completely out of it. Anyway, I am using test strips to test my water, because budget did not...
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    Can I do a CBB method

    Where are you getting that from. I'd love to get some of that!
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    Accidentally used scented bleach.

    The bleach actually sat in my very hot trunk for about a week. I smelled the inside of the bottle afterwards, and didn't notice any kind of odor. The pool isn't giving off any kind of smell either, so perhaps the heat of the trunk somehow destroyed whatever was in the bleach that gave it it's...
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    Accidentally used scented bleach.

    Poured in 96 oz of fresh scent beach in the pool and it was in before I realized the label was green instead of blue. Is there anything anything I need to worry about? It's been over 24 hours since I poured it in. Andy
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    Cover sinks into pool every year

    My local pool store claimed that I need to pump the water off the cover after every rain storm. I asked him if that was the case, what the **** was I supposed to do with all the snow on the cover? He didn't know what to say.
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    Cover sinks into pool every year

    Two years ago I bought 2 air pillows. After the pool thawed, the cover sank and I found out both air pillows had popped.
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    Cover sinks into pool every year

    I pump water off the cover, but since the cover is below the water level, I end up pumping out half the pool to get the cover out. Andy
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    Bubbles on the surface...

    I did you algaecide to open the pool, since I was dealing with a pea soup swamp. Perhaps that's still in the water. Andy
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    Cover sinks into pool every year

    I've had my house for 9 years and every single year, after the pool thaws in the spring, the pool cover sinks into the pool. I can never find a hole anywhere and replacing the cover every year is getting old...
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    Bubbles on the surface...

    Yep. Just long enough to catch notice...
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    Bubbles on the surface...

    Ok, I'm wrapping up week 1 of BBB and I am amazed at how nice the water in the pool looks. The only thing that strikes me as odd, is that after the kids splash around in the pool, bubbles form on the surface of the water and then they pop a few seconds later. The same thing happens when it...
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    Started BBB Yesterday

    Walmart had exactly two boxes left. And they were on the bottom shelf in the back. That was something my arthritic hip just didn't like. But I got the stuff and got out.
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    Will liquid bleach lower the pH?

    My TA was only 40. I added some baking soda and got it up to 100, which, of course, raised my pH. My FC is 3 ppm right now. But now it's raining, so I am sure my numbers will be all over the place when the rain stops.
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    Will liquid bleach lower the pH?

    On Friday my pH was 8.0. I added bleach to the pool Friday night and again tonight and my pH is now 6.8. I'm going to add borax to bring it up. How long do I have to wait after adding borax before I can go in? Andy
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    Started BBB Yesterday

    I'm thinking of just hitting Sam's Club and buying big boxes of everything. I can see there are going to be a lot of bleach bottles to recycle this summer...
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    Started BBB Yesterday

    Went out and bought some 6% store brand bleach and was impressed that my chlorine levels were at 5 ppm in the morning, and were 2 PPM when I checked at night. I went and added more bleach tonight to get it to 5 PPM and went to the store to get some borax to get the pH up from 7.0 to 7.5. The...