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    crystal clear pool

    WOW I could not stand to look at the cover on the pool anymore. So yesterday I decided to take the cover off and get things going. I was amazed to see such clear water. Yes there was/is dirt in the bottom but wow. I started using the BBB method at the beginning of last year and had very little trouble with it all year. So I am sure this year will go as well to. I just wanted to thank all that helped me get started and become a BBB success. There's only one problem, now that i have the cover off, I want to get in it... I am not going to start heating it until the end of the month. But when i do and it get to about 88 or 89 i will be in it... Thanks again everyone for your advice and support. Here are my opening numbers
    FC 9
    CC .5
    TC 9.5
    PH 7.9
    TA 100
    Cya 55
    I know my Ph is a little high, I am going to adjust it today.
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    Re: crystal clear pool

    Very nice work.

    Out of curiosity, was your FC at that level when you uncovered? If so, what method did you use to keep chlorine in there while it was covered?
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    Re: crystal clear pool

    Bravo! As you said, except for your pH being barely high, that's excellent.
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    Re: crystal clear pool

    yes the FC was at the level. When i closed in late oct the FC was around 20.. so i lost 11 in 5 months. i did nothing really sprecial. just Added enough bleach to reach shock levels and then closed pool.
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
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    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: crystal clear pool

    Great news!
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    Re: crystal clear pool

    Very nice!

    Spring fever! Now, if you could just let us see a pic
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    Re: crystal clear pool

    sorry guys, i have tried to put pics on here on here before, cant seem to get it done. I will keep trying, someday i might get it figured out.
    Or if i emailed someone some pics, would someone put them on here for me.
    thanks.
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: crystal clear pool

    Have you tried a free account from PhotoBucket.com? That's what many of us use
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    You're done SLAMing when:
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    Re: crystal clear pool

    yes i have tried that, but i will try again.. i can get the pics to the photolbucket but have problems getting them to this site..
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
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    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: crystal clear pool

    When you upload to Photobucket, select the "large" size. Then, when upload is complete, they will give you four lines/boxes of code for each pic: "email & IM" "Direct Link" "HTML Code" and "IMG Code" If you right click and copy the IMG code in the box, then paste it into your message here. The pic should appear.
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    Re: crystal clear pool

    Thanks poolmom, i will try to do it again.. I am sure I am doing something wrong... thanks
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: crystal clear pool

    ok here it goes, this is a pic from 2009
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: crystal clear pool

    Very nice! Keep 'em coming.
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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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    Re: crystal clear pool

    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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