A big thanks!

chrisjb8685

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May 17, 2010
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Blue Earth Cty., MN
[attachment=1:1vharasn]May 2 Opening.jpg[/attachment:1vharasn]As you can see from the first picture I opened to a "green MN swamp." All I wanted was a clear pool for our daughter's high school graduation party last Sunday night.

Following the advice on your site and a TFT kit we got it done.

Having your words of wisdom and a TFT kit I literally feel like I finally have a "rudder" to help sail the waters of owning a pool.

Many thanks!

Chris
 

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kimrst

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Apr 15, 2007
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West Michigan
It took someone very brave to jump into that green pool. The second picture looks great! You stuck with it and cleaned up a huge mess, good going! Looks like the party was a big sucess! Kimrst
 

poolgirl22

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Apr 14, 2010
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Stephens City, VA
Ok, my first reaction was ...ewwwwwwwwww!

Then I thought...have I ever swam in a lake? pond? etc? No difference IMO...

But then again, I don't do that much anymore...

BEautiful job!!!
 

silver02gt

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Jun 19, 2010
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Rural Southern Illinois
Just curious as I am finally getting a real start on this process as I just got my new test kit in the mail today, but how long did it take you to go from picture 1 to picture 2? Your post definitely makes me feel much better about getting mine done. I sure wish I would have found this site months ago, so I could have been prepared and started the process when it first got ready to be warm enough to swim.

And definitely, awesome job!!! Looks amazing!!!
 

chrisjb8685

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May 17, 2010
32
Blue Earth Cty., MN
silver02gt said:
Just curious as I am finally getting a real start on this process as I just got my new test kit in the mail today, but how long did it take you to go from picture 1 to picture 2?
Silver02qt

From opening to being able to see down near the deep end was 2 weeks. But, I didn't get my test kit until May 22 so I was somewhat hampered in my approach. I simply added a low shock level of bleach. Once my kit arrived, I reached the appropriate shock level and kept it there until a "chlorine loss" test let me know I was at the right level. It took another week for it to clear.

Even after it cleared I was really surprised at how much more clearing took place with just a good chlorine level. I have done very little to it since early June. I have only backwashed it once.

Also, we had about 40 kids swimming in it for about 5 hours on Sunday night and my FC was 6.5 and my CC was .5 on Monday morning and the pool has remained clear.

So just keep at it. I have learned that pool patience will be rewarded and that impatience makes you spend money on products that really aren't needed. Hang in there. It does work.
 
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You guys are funny! Look closely at the first picture: the pool is so green she cannot even penetrate the surface!! She didn't get in the pool at all, and is striking a pose to look like she was able to get through all of that stuff!!

Great job on the clean up (and I hope she really did clean up okay! Brave girl!) :goodjob: :goodjob:
 

chrisjb8685

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May 17, 2010
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Blue Earth Cty., MN
Proof.

Little brother, too. Pool temp. 53 (Rite of Spring)

Dog "yelling" - "You idiots!"

As for the sanity of the daughter: She just went through In Processing and a Swearing In Ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (A future leader?)
 

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Brave (?) kids! Oh to be young again..... :-D

Congrats to your daughter!!!! That is very impressive, and you surely are proud of her, I'm sure :goodjob: