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    New to the Board and quick Question

    Hey All,
    Hello from Georgia.
    I have a 24 foot AGP and I am converting to the BBB method. I have a a Nature 2 system after it comes out of the sand filter...it runs through a Tri-Cholor tabs cylinder and then into a nature 2 filter. Should I bypass this sytem when switching to the BBB method...or leave it in there?

    Thanks...btw, I just a had my liner replaced and just finished filling it yesterday so it is brand new water...

    Thanks in advance.
    Matt
    1) 13500 Gallons
    2) Sand Filter
    3) AG (24 FT, Circle, 4 Feet Deep)
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump and the size (flow rate) of your filter.

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    Re: New to the Board and quick Question

    Welcome to TFP!!

    No need to bypass them, just don't fill them.

    Having a tab cylinder can be useful if you go on vacation. (you just have to realize the cya will climb and the pH will lower )
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    Re: New to the Board and quick Question

    Which type of Nature 2 vessel do you have? If it is the Express, the easiest thing would be to leave it it. But there is only one hole punched out of the pipe that wouldn't be a major repair.

    I left a depleted Express connected to my pipes for years. My friend still has one attached to hers. (The express did not put out nearly the amount of metals the larger vessels produce so we both stopped using the express after one summer due to constant algae, which we didn't have using the larger vessels. Of course, using too little chlorine with our "magic" Nature 2's we both never had enough chlorine in our pools to really sanitize but with the larger vessels we, at least, didn't have algae when all around us battled it in the summer; mostly yellow algae.)

    I switched from Ionizer Floatron to BBB last summer and won't go back. I had to do an AA treatment in the fall that lightened the metal stains from ionizer a little. The AA treatment did take care of the iron stains.

    I have two concerns about leaving either of the vessels in place and hopefully our experts will comment. 1) How much head do they produce, both types, due to turbulence and 2) How long does it take to totally dissipate residual metals out of the cartridge? I want to keep as many metals out of the water as possible. I do have an ongoing addition of iron in pool from dust/sand/silt so I have to keep a metal sequestrate in all the time but it doesn't work as well on copper metals, and some others, as it does for iron.

    My friend, hasn't used ionization for years, but with Express still in place (you can't remove the cartridge and leave it out like you can on the big canister type, unless you totally cut off water to that pipe). I'm going to have her take her water for metal testing to see if she has metals. She shouldn't but if she does it could be very little and from the Nature 2. She has a super duper water purification/conditioner/softener system but all outside spigots are straight city water without going through the conditioner.

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    Re: New to the Board and quick Question

    I also have a Nature 2 system. I took the cartridge out and the chlorinator side is also empty. My lines are still hooked up and the water still flows through it. It's just pretty much taking up space. I want to move my pump/filter to a different location so I will take it off then but for now I plan to leave it alone. Hope this helps!
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    Re: New to the Board and quick Question

    Thanks Everyone!

    I appreciate the feedback. Just waiting on my Test kit to come in the mail...these strips are killing me
    1) 13500 Gallons
    2) Sand Filter
    3) AG (24 FT, Circle, 4 Feet Deep)
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump and the size (flow rate) of your filter.

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