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    New and blue (I Hope)

    Hello everyone. Just getting started here and my pool is currently being built. It is an 18X38 Grelian Vinyl SWG. 3 to 8 feet. What a mess in the back yard as it has rained 5 inches in Macon over the past 5 days. I will post more as the questions come to me and will be ordering the test kit everyone speaks about. I have been studying the Pool School and it has helped a bunch and will become a member soon. I did have one question the BBB system can be used in a Salt Water pool correct. Thanks and will post with all of the details when the pool is complete.
    18X38 Grecian 26000 gallon In Ground Vinyl. Goldline AuqaRite SWG with a 1.5 HP Pentair Pump. Triton 2 Sand Filter Two main drains with 4 main returns with 2 more returns on the swimout and two skimmers. Polaris 380

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    Re: New and blue (I Hope)

    Hi, Ken,

    Welcome. Yes BBB can be used in a salt pool. As you read more, you will see that BBB is not a gimmick or technique but rather an understanding, thru accurate testing, of your pools parameters that require monitoring.

    This forum loves pool builds. I understand about your muddy mess but feel free to share all the pics you can with us......each build is an education.
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    Re: New and blue (I Hope)

    Thanks Duraleigh, will post soem pictures of the bulid. By reading the Pool School if I keep the test readings in the range as given I should have to never add bleach correct. Also if I do have to add bleach the SWG should be turned off correct. Thanks
    18X38 Grecian 26000 gallon In Ground Vinyl. Goldline AuqaRite SWG with a 1.5 HP Pentair Pump. Triton 2 Sand Filter Two main drains with 4 main returns with 2 more returns on the swimout and two skimmers. Polaris 380

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    Re: New and blue (I Hope)

    Welcome!

    There will be times when you'll need to add bleach, but yes, if you keep your numbers in range and the SWG is working properly, it will be rare. Perhaps before closing or upon opening, or if say you were going to go on vacation and turn off your equipment while gone, you would likely shock with bleach to raise your FC high enough. YOu don't want to use the "superchlorinate" feature on the SWG, just use extra liquid chlorine or bleach instead, as that could shorten the life of the cell.

    Can't wait to see pics. We love pics.
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    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: New and blue (I Hope)

    Thanks poolmom for fixing my pictures on the new post. I am not sure what I did wrong.
    18X38 Grecian 26000 gallon In Ground Vinyl. Goldline AuqaRite SWG with a 1.5 HP Pentair Pump. Triton 2 Sand Filter Two main drains with 4 main returns with 2 more returns on the swimout and two skimmers. Polaris 380

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