Well, now I've gone and done it!
I've been talking up the BBB method to a friend that has a pool service and now they want me to help them understand and convert to the BBB method. With the help of this site I don't doubt my ability to explain it and get them on their way.
I don't know all the particulars about their pool, yet, except that it's in the ground, oddly shaped, deep enough for a diving board, and has had a problem with algae blooms every summer leading to replacements of pumps, filters, and all sorts of 'fixes' that haven't fixed anything as the pool is going green as we speak.
My main concern is before this person tells their POOL SERVICE to 'take a hike' is there any reason to keep a pool service after converting to BBB? I guess the real question is:
Beyond sweeping the sides and cleaning filters (both my friend does on their own already) what other services SHOULD a pool service be doing and are they necessary once you convert to BBB?
When I asked what kind of sanitizer the SERVICE uses, they said it is a GAS that they put a hose 'under the water and then we can't swim for a long time' I'm not familiar with this and don't want to cause any problems. What is this method? Will it conflict with BBB?
I'm planning on taking my TF-100 over to do tests (I know less tests for me but this is a good friend) and I'll have more info and questions after I spend some time at the site.