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Thread: Hey ya'll from Alabama!

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Bham, AL

    Hey ya'll from Alabama!

    First all... did ya'll see Big Bob on the Today show with that yummy Alabama BBQ? Alabama beat out Tennessee in the taste test....only hope we can do the same on the 3rd Sat in October!!!
    Now on to pool issues....Our house is built AROUND our 40,000 gal plaster pool, which sometimes is a real problem in itself. We moved here in 1988(WOW 20 years just flew by!) We've never really had any major problems after getting rid of the well water except for having to drain and redo the pool many times over the years (leak problems). This year however we just can't seem to clear up the water. Been trying the BBB method since I discovered this site, but hubby doesn't have the patience and keeps dumping chemicals in. We've spent so much $$$$ so far this season, I think it would be easier to drain it and just start over.
    I don't even know if this is the right place to post all this, but I've been so consumed for a whole week with this dang pool, I just needed to vent (I'd add one of those cute little smilie faces but I don't know how!) Thanks for listening!
    40,000 gal painted plaster pool (30 yrs old)
    Bham, Al area
    pentair pump and sand filter

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    Re: Hey ya'll from Alabama!

    Hi and welcome to TFP!

    To add a smiley, just click on one, and the code for it will automatically be inserted!

    As far as dumping chemicals in, a little bleach every day is pretty much all you need. Ok, well, with a 40K gallon pool, a LOT of bleach every day!! The other things are added on an 'as needed' basis!

    8200 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool,
    Intex SWCG, 12" sand filter, 1600gph pump, TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, Chlorine/CYA Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    ktdave's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Katy, TX

    Re: Hey ya'll from Alabama!

    Welcome Shellmom!

    I'm originally from Alabama and also a BAMA fan (and graduate). ROLL TIDE!

    Check the Pool School here:

    Lots of good info there.

    When you're ready, post your test results in the Algae Prevention and Treatment forum. If you don't yet have a good test kit I'd recommend one. The best ones are the TF-100 sold by duraleigh, a TFP member ( or the Taylor K-2006. These kits will give you the most comprehensive analysis of your water chemistry.

    If you don't currently have a good test kit, take a sample to your local pool store.

    Good luck! and we're waiting to serve!
    11,000 gal. gunite w/midnight blue and white pearl PebbleTec
    Intelliflo 4x160 pump
    Intellichlor IC-20 SWG
    Pentair cartridge filter 420 sq. ft.
    Mastertemp 400K BTU heater
    Legend Platinum cleaner
    Pool School
    JasonLion's Pool Calculator
    TF Test Kits

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    jburns0211's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    Central Alabama

    Re: Hey ya'll from Alabama!

    Hey Alabama Folks . . . I live in from Tide Country!!!!!

    I just posted on the thread fireman started before I saw this one . . . You guys need to check out his post . . . he is gonna need some serious help if he is converting to BBB.

    Nice to meet ya'll . . .
    38K In Ground True "L"
    Hayward Filter System ~ Big Boy
    Aquabot Bravo ~ Love It!
    Borates and Salt Water Believer!!
    Zeobrite and BBB All The Way!!!

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