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    My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    Hope this little post can help those that seem to want to give up. Do not give up. It is hard and at times you do want to give up but you can get there. I know mine is not near as bad as some, but it took a lot of work for me. I never had any experience with taking care of a pool until I started working on the pool. Started around beginning of November 09.

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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    Here are some more pics.
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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    Here are some more pics.
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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    Here are some more pics.
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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    And Now almost 6 months later and a lot of POP and questions on the board.
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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    And Now almost 6 months later and a lot of POP and questions on the board.
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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    That's what we like to call "sparkly". Great job
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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    That's what we like to call "sparkly". Great job
    Pictures 618 and 623 I thought that was clear. But not it is as you say "sparkly".

    Thanks for the kind comments. I am hoping this can help others not give up.
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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    Great Job. And really good for others to be able to see. In the winter it does take longer because of the slow down of chemical reactions due to cold water.

    Is that big angled "roof" going to be used for solar panels? I bet you had to do a lot of backwashing.

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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    Quote Originally Posted by geekgranny
    Great Job. And really good for others to be able to see. In the winter it does take longer because of the slow down of chemical reactions due to cold water.

    Is that big angled "roof" going to be used for solar panels? I bet you had to do a lot of backwashing.

    gg=alice
    The angled roof I think the one you are talking about is part of the house. I would say like 2-3 times. May had needed more, but what I did seemed to work. I did take it apart about a month ago or so and it was very dirty. So maybe should have backwashed more.
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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    Tremendous!

    Only thing that worries me is that floater...

    Watch the CYA level or you'll end up like me, unable to use the simple color-matching test for Chlorine
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    Re: My Journey from Green to Crystal Clear

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Tremendous!

    Only thing that worries me is that floater...

    Watch the CYA level or you'll end up like me, unable to use the simple color-matching test for Chlorine
    That floater is just in there. The stuff inside is almost gone. I have had it in there for a while, but the pucks are almost disolved.
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