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    New to BBB but it's defintely working!

    Lil background, we just moved into a house with a pool, an unmaintained for 2+ years pool.
    So I started off hitting Leslie's and going that route, spending a lot of money and not really seeing any result, then I find this site.
    After just 3 days doing the BBB method, after draining 1/3 of the water and refilling, my pool chemistry is spot on perfect.

    I just wanted to say thanks to all of you as this will definitely be the way I keep the pool from now on.

    The stats:
    FC: 5.0
    CC: 5.0
    pH: 7.6
    TA: 130
    CH: 200
    CYA: 40
    TDS: 1000
    24' AG, 2 hp 2sp brand new (Aug 09) cartridge filter & pump.
    Loads of pool toys and a very impatient little girl who wants that pool ready yesterday!. :)

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    Re: New to BBB but it's defintely working!

    Welcome to TFP

    I hope your second number where it says CC:5.0 really means TC:5.0

    CC of 5ppm indicates problems, while FC and TC of 5ppm indicates good water.
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    Re: New to BBB but it's defintely working!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    Welcome to TFP

    I hope your second number where it says CC:5.0 really means TC:5.0

    CC of 5ppm indicates problems, while FC and TC of 5ppm indicates good water.
    Whoops, my bad there, yes that should be TC.
    24' AG, 2 hp 2sp brand new (Aug 09) cartridge filter & pump.
    Loads of pool toys and a very impatient little girl who wants that pool ready yesterday!. :)

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    Re: New to BBB but it's defintely working!

    Quote Originally Posted by drewspool
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    Welcome to TFP

    I hope your second number where it says CC:5.0 really means TC:5.0

    CC of 5ppm indicates problems, while FC and TC of 5ppm indicates good water.
    Whoops, my bad there, yes that should be TC.
    Then you are in good shape!
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    Re: New to BBB but it's defintely working!

    Is there a link anywhere to what the 'safe to swim' levels are for the pool? If there is I've probably overlooked it, which wouldn't surprise me.
    24' AG, 2 hp 2sp brand new (Aug 09) cartridge filter & pump.
    Loads of pool toys and a very impatient little girl who wants that pool ready yesterday!. :)

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    Re: New to BBB but it's defintely working!

    It's sort of a personal choice. Most folks here on the forum use shock level as a high end for entering the pool. I will swim at higher levels but am in the minority. (Shock level is certainly a good, safe choice)
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    Re: New to BBB but it's defintely working!

    Here's where we are now:


    Here's what I started with:
    24' AG, 2 hp 2sp brand new (Aug 09) cartridge filter & pump.
    Loads of pool toys and a very impatient little girl who wants that pool ready yesterday!. :)

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    Re: New to BBB but it's defintely working!

    looking good
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