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    Post 20+ inches of Rain OUCH

    Well my first problem as a new pool owner. Being an avid aquarium owner water chemistry not a problem until you flood your entire back yard with 20+ inches of rain and 6 drains can barely keep up with getting rid of run off.

    Now when I first filled my pool from my water hoses the pool was a pale green color due to the nasty water from the city of Houston and the aqua color of my plaster. however we had up until now a nice clear aqua blue lagoon look. Today it is more of a sea green toilet. I brushed and there is a lot of sediment which I believe is adding to the color an NOT algae but who knows.

    I did go ahead and add some liquid chlorine to shock since all that sediment was in pool.

    Pool Chemistry

    FC 3.5 Before Shock FC 14 After
    CYA 30 - 35
    PH 7.4
    ALK 100
    CALC 270
    BORATE 50


    Anything else other than running filter 24 hours I should be concerned with our just good old patience. Did I mention I might be a bit OCD

    Thanks all. Houston got hammered today. hope everyone is safe.
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    Re: 20+ inches of Rain OUCH

    I was just helping another member from your area as well. You're on the right track with a SLAM/Shock FC level and running your pump longer. I would also keep an eye on the filter psi just to ensure it doesn't go too far past a 25% increase in pressure. But you're correct ... it's just going to take some time. Manually clean what you can, then let the bleach and filter do the rest.
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    Re: 20+ inches of Rain OUCH

    We do not "shock", we follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process

    Just try to remove all the debris and keep the FC level elevated.
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    Re: 20+ inches of Rain OUCH

    Sorry to hear about the flooding, it sounds really bad. Stay safe, the pool can be corrected.
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    Re: 20+ inches of Rain OUCH

    Thanks. Sometimes its good just hearing you are on the right path.

    Just looks like I might need to add some more drains to prevent in future if that is even possible.
    33' x 21' + SPA, Approx. 20k Gallon, Gunite, Freeform, Natural Rock Features, PebbleTec Tahoe Blue Plaster;
    Hayward SwimClear 425, 400k heater, EcoStar Variable Pump, 1.5h Booster Pump, Polaris 280 Cleaner, Autofill;

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    Re: 20+ inches of Rain OUCH

    Pool looking better already still a ways from crystal clear. Brushing silt to drains a few times and continue to monitor FC. Looks like this upcoming weekend will be a busy pool and filter cleaning day.
    33' x 21' + SPA, Approx. 20k Gallon, Gunite, Freeform, Natural Rock Features, PebbleTec Tahoe Blue Plaster;
    Hayward SwimClear 425, 400k heater, EcoStar Variable Pump, 1.5h Booster Pump, Polaris 280 Cleaner, Autofill;

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