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    For those who doubt the BBB method...

    Hey all,

    Back for another season! If you are on the fence about the BBB method, here is a time lapse of opening my pool this year.


    Day 1, after taking off the cover:


    Day 2, literally the next morning after a heavy dose of Wal-Mart Bleach:


    Day 4, Pump/filter has been running 24/7, brushing and vacuuming often.


    Day 5, Relax, Swim, Enjoy.

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    Re: For those who doubt the BBB method...

    Excellent pictorial...welcome back.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: For those who doubt the BBB method...

    BBB rocks!

    Great job on your pool and pix

    Enjoy
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    Re: For those who doubt the BBB method...

    I hope my water never gets that bad but if it does at least I know the techniques work well. Pool looks great now.
    27' round AG vinyl, 54" height with 18,200 gallons of water.
    1HP pump, 150lb sand filter run 12-14 per day. Using 12.5% liquid chlorine. BBB method.
    Taylor K-2006 test kit. Lamotte strips for borate at 50ppm.
    Goals: CYA-40, TA-80, FC-4, CC-0, Borate-50, PH-7.4-7.8 with use of fountain.

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    Re: For those who doubt the BBB method...

    Backglass, those pictures are terrific. Especially love the last one with the Texas Tea glass in the foreground. That is great!
    Have a great pool season.
    Buggs

    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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    Re: For those who doubt the BBB method...

    Yeah, who needs all the "fancy" chems the pool store sells?
    Above ground soft side Omega pool
    20 feet diameter, 4 feet deep
    Hayward sand filter
    Hayward 1 HP Matrix pump
    Hayward Aquabug Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: For those who doubt the BBB method...

    Wow.

    Did you add BBB everyday for the four days? I'm a novice and was just wondering if you tested after everyday and added more daily to adjust levels until day five results.
    18' x 54" Round AG 7500 gallon w/small prefab 2-piece fandeck
    Waterways 200sf Cartridge Filter, 1.5 hp 2-speed pump. 2" pvc piping
    Pool Pilot Total Control swg w/acid tank feeder
    Pool Rover Jr., BBB, TF 100 test kit

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    Re: For those who doubt the BBB method...

    It was after seeing posts like this that convinced me to trade in the $$$ pool chemicals for BBB!

    Great photos. I didn't take any pics of mine, but it did wonders too!
    22,000 gallons - sand filter - AG - vinyl - not sure of size of pump or flow rate.

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    Re: For those who doubt the BBB method...

    To add another high-five to BackGlass, his pool referb of his 25 YO pool was amazing and if I could give a gold star, he would get one

    Just FYI

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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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