HERE ARE MY NUMBERS..I WANT TO USE THE BBB SYSTEM

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HERE ARE MY NUMBERS..I WANT TO USE THE BBB SYSTEM

Postby RM8739 » Tue 27 May, 2008 18:14

I HAVE AN 18X 36 IN GROUND POOL WITH VINYL LINER. I OPENED THE POOL SUNDAY AND RAN THE FILTER FOR 24 HRS. YESTER DAY I TOOK A SAMPLE OF MY WATER TO MY LOCAL POOL STORE AND HERE ARE THE RESULTS.
SATURATION INDEX----(-.26)
TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS---0
FREE CHLORINE--.5
TOTAL CHLORINE---.5
COMBINED CHLORINE--0
Ph--7.4
CYA--30
COPPER--0
IRON--0
TOTAL ALK--95
ADJ TOTAL ALK--95
CALCIUM HARDNESS---135
TEMP--75

I WANT TO USE THE BBB METHOD. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO FIRST. NO REAL ALGAE PROBLEM, JUST MILD DEBRIS THAT GOT UNDER TEH TOP OVER THE WINTER. CURRENTLY RUNNING THE FILTER(HAYWORD 300LB SAND FILTER) AND POLARIS TO CLEAN UP. WHAT DO I NEED TO ADD AND IN WHAT ORDER. THANKS FOR ANY HELP IN ADVANCED....THIS SITE ROCKS..


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Postby Guest » Thu 29 May, 2008 21:05

Not tryin to be rude but can ya hit the caps button?
TIA

As far as using the BBB method, your numbers look pretty good. I'd start by adding bleach. Bring it to shock level for 24 hours running pump for first few days and then maintain FC at 5 ppm and run pump atleast 8 hours a day, checking FC and PH daily, then add bleach and borax accordingly.

The bleach will make your pH rise a bit but it should come down as the chlorine diapates.

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