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Thread: Ooops, just sped up my CYA reduction!

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    Cantonment, FL (Pensacola Area)

    Ooops, just sped up my CYA reduction!

    We had a new hire/college recruit over last night, and with his first real job is looking for a house and very interested in how all the pool equipment works. Well, a little too much beer and messing with things wasn't a bright idea. We ended with a backwash. I DID remember to turn the pump back off, but I forgot to turn the filter back to "filter"

    The pad itself is above the water level, but my waste line runs to the back of the property and below the waterline. It continued to just siphon and I woke up to find 6-7 inches of water missing. I almost had a stroke wondering if I HAD left the pump on before it hit me what happened.

    Oh well, CYA will be a little lower!!! Now I only have to check on salt and borax levels and probably other levels. Good thing I made an order for some refills from tftestkits a couple days ago because I'm almost out of a couple and not going to spend $20 for a little bottle at local pool store.
    15,000 Gallons vinyl in-ground screen enclosed, Hayward Eco-star SP3400VSP, Hayward Aqua Logic PL-Plus, Hayward T-15 Salt Cell, Hayward S244T Sand Filter, Polaris 380 with booster pump, Hayward heat pump HP50HA. K-2006 kit.

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    Patrick_B's Avatar
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    Midland TX

    Re: Ooops, just sped up my CYA reduction!

    Blame it on the Beer.
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    Re: Ooops, just sped up my CYA reduction!

    Oops. Good morning.
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    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Ooops, just sped up my CYA reduction!

    Skippy did about the same earlier this summer when he pulled out our pool sweep (Pablo, the Polaris 165) while swimming and left it on the side of the pool. What he forgot to realize is that as soon as the timer popped on, water would flow through Pablo and in this case out of the pool. I woke up hours after the pump started to see water all over the pool deck and the pool down about 6". Heart failure!

    Needless to say I can't let Skippy forget it

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    DaneCE's Avatar
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    Jul 2011

    Re: Ooops, just sped up my CYA reduction!

    Try leaving the valves closed with the timer and pump still on line. Thank you thermal protection.

    Yes I've done this with no beer to blame.

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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Longview, Texas

    Re: Ooops, just sped up my CYA reduction!

    Man, .. I cant help it but....

    Oh well, at least nothing is burned up. And just think, you get to go through the excitement of getting a whole new batch of water tuned up just right!
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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