A FEW MORE PICTURES OF MY POOL AFTER FINDING TFP

coloeb

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Just as I suspected! :shock: You have one of the worst case of sparklies I have ever seen :goodjob:
 

Tbell

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Yes I do! Isn't it just awesome! I am loving the TF-100 Test Kit! The best investment I have ever made! I really appreciate all the help I have received from all of you here on TFP! I can't say it enough!
 

woodyp

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Any more than TWO pics like that..................and well............you're just showin' off!. Enjoy.
 

Richard320

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I wonder if it wouldn't look better if you went to the pool store and bought a few hundred dollars worth of phosphate remover, clarifier, and all-purpose snake oil?

Just kidding! :jocolor:

Looks great!
 

Tbell

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Richard320 said:
I wonder if it wouldn't look better if you went to the pool store and bought a few hundred dollars worth of phosphate remover, clarifier, and all-purpose snake oil?

Just kidding! :jocolor:

Looks great!
Ha! You know the guy that tested my water at the pool store when I first opened it and found out my CYA level was at 184 called me and tried to sell me phospahte remover and told me it would cost me $40 a bottle!!! I said no thanks! That was after I found TFP...I am so blessed! No more pool stores for me...no more trichlor and no more dichlor! Give me some BBB!!!!!
 

Tbell

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woodyp said:
Any more than TWO pics like that..................and well............you're just showin' off!. Enjoy.
HEHE! Just grateful that I have something to show off instead of the huge number of tadpoles I had to begin with! LOL! I like frogs....but sorry...I don't like them that much!
 

Tbell

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Okay...maybe I'm showing off a little bit. But I am just amazed at how well BBB works.Here are a few pics I took this morning! Just loving my pool! The bottom 2 pictures are with the pump turned off.
 

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poolgirl22

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The only thing more rewarding than seeing it in pictures is when people are at your place and they notice the difference.

Hello, my name is Chris and I have sparklypoolitis, but I don't really want to get rid of it... :cheers:
 

Tbell

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Well I definitely have "Sparklypoolitis" And I am never getting rid of it! LOL! For all of you sceptics out there about the BBB method...I have used Trichlor & Dichlor for 10 years. Just switched to the BBB method and the TF100 test kit and my pool has NEVER looked this good! I swear when you are looking at it in person while the pump is not running it appears to have no water in it it is soooo clear! I am very HAPPY! :)
 

Tbell

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Been keeping my pool at a steady 9 ppm FC but I think I am going to bump it up some...maybe to 11 ppm with my cya level at 80. I don't know if it's just me but it just doesn't look as sparkly. I have been shutting pump down at night but still running approx. 13 hours per day. I also aimed the eyeball down a little and I think this may have made a difference in my waters appearance. What do you think. Should I aim it toward the bottom of the pool or closer to the top?
 

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GCS

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11??

I think that is too high. You should be in the 3 -7 range for Chlorine. Your CYA is also high unless you are running an SWG. CYA should be down around 30 - 50.

What are your other test results?

Greg
 

Tbell

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Yes...I have to keep my chlorine between 6 and 11 because of my CYA being so high. When I opened my CYA was at 184 and I had to drain half the water. I still need to drain more water to get it down...about 38%more but I use well water and my pump is ancient. So I am running a higher FC level for that reason. All of my other test results are perfect. I am testing with TF-100.
 

crek31

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I would say that if you think your water is looking less sparkly, trust your eyes. This may just be my experience, but when I recently bought the magnetic stirrer thing, it had my FC at a full ppm less than I was getting when manually swirling on the FC test. I had always run my FC on the high side, and am grateful I had if in fact I thought it was 1 ppm higher than it really was. Couple that with the fairly wide margin of error on the CYA test and I'd say running a little high would cause no harm and potentially ward off problems. Of course, this is just my two cents and you should let the experts (I'm not) weigh in.
 

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