We have a 16' x 24' in/on ground pool with steel frame and plywood walls (@10k+ gallons)- certainly wouldn't be able to build a new one today but it's been at this house since '69. A couple of years ago we added stairs and a new vinyl liner. Mostly treat it as an in ground pool it has bottom and side skimmer and two returns. We have a Nautilis DE filter -36 sq ft and 72 gpm.
We're outside Boston where the swimming season is SHORT and the pool stores are FAR away. We added a natural gas heater about 2 years ago and that's been great! I bought an AquaShark 5 years ago and LOVE it. Only use the pool service for opening and closing, otherwise do it myself. I'm SO excited to find this forum. BBB sounds like a MUCH better system and I can get the supplies near home (instead of spending $4.50 a gallon to travel to the pool store).
My son's friend pooped in the pool yesterday !@!#$%%&$!! after spending much time contemplating draining and refilling, I read the posts and was convinced that I could actually sanitize so that we wouldn't be swimming in a toilet bowl.
So THANK YOU for the calculators (I just became a lifetime supporter) I'm raising the FC to 25+ for 24 hours and then I will readjust.
I always wondered why regular ol' chlorine bleach couldn't get the job done - thankfully now I know that it can.
Has anyone used the Liquidator? I couldn't tell how it attaches - but it looked like a great solution.
Do you have increased liner fading with unstabilized bleach?