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    Keeping up with the weather

    We are in northern Illinois and have had quite a bit of rain lately (enough to make our skimmer consistently overflow). We are purging the water to the pool's correct level but with the heavy rains for several consecutive days I don't know how to keep up with the chlorine levels. There is so much rain water that the floor of the pool needs to be vacuumed daily, the color of the water is off, and the chlorine level drops drastically. The cc levels are staying below .5 as they should (usually about 0 to .2). I'm not sure how to keep up with this now. The rain seems to just wash away the chlorine instantly. Any suggests would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Keeping up with the weather

    and the chlorine level drops drastically.
    Drops from what down to what?

    How can you tell the rain is washing away the chlorine? Do you test it and then it goes away? We need some more definitive information.
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    Re: Keeping up with the weather

    Too mush fresh water is diluting your "chlorine treated" pool water. Maintain your normal FC as best you can until rain stops then tell us if you're still losing FC.
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    Re: Keeping up with the weather

    Thank you. Last night my levels were...
    CYA - 50
    FC - 6.4
    CC - .2
    pH - 7.8

    this morning they are...
    CYA - 50
    FC - 4.8
    CC - .2
    pH - 7.6
    Water temp - 68

    Water is very cloudy... Sounds like we MIGHT have a couple of dry days starting today. Seems like it's time to start shocking even though the cc is staying under the .5 mark???
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    Re: Keeping up with the weather

    How did your water get cloudy? How long has it been that way?
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    Re: Keeping up with the weather

    It started with the rain. The color has been off but I noticed the cloudiness yesterday.
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