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    My Previous Pool - Alarming Thoughts

    I'm half way through construction of my new pool:
    New Pool - Orlando Florida

    Haven't thought about my previous one in many years until now and realize I was very lucky that I survived using Tri-Clor Tabs in chlorinator for 7 yrs. without testing CYA or draining water and never had problems with Algae.

    Pool was built in 1993 and house was sold in 2000. So it's been 16 yrs. since I had a pool. During the 7 yrs. I owned the pool recall testing the water with a simple test kit every week, I didn't visit a pool store, cleaned cartridge filter regularly and all I ever added was Ph Increaser. IG Pool was screened, in SW Florida, approx 15,000 gal and had a spa with overflow.

    CYA levels must have been through the roof after 7 yrs! There was no TFP then and I didn't know anything about CYA.

    Any ideas why no Algae?
    My 2016 Build 14'x19'x35' IG Gunite 15K Gal. Roman, 4'-5' deep, 6 returns, 3 sheers
    4 deck jets, 2 Pentair XF22005 Pumps, Clean&Clear 200 Cartridge Filter, Brick Coping
    2 Pentair 5g 12v LED Pool Lights, 1 Pentair 12v Globrite LED in step area, 2 Bubblers
    Inline Chlorinator - SWG later, WetEdge Mediterranean Pebble, Intermatic MultiWave
    43'x33' Screened Paver Deck&15'x30' Lanai, Doheny Discovery (S200) Robot, TF-100

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    Re: My Previous Pool - Alarming Thoughts

    With the level of rainfall you get in some parts of Florida there is a fair chance that it kept CYA down to a manageable degree
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    Re: My Previous Pool - Alarming Thoughts

    The pool did not have a overflow pipe. Never overflowed. It's been a long time but recall adding water every few days from evaporation. When there was a big rain I let the water level remain high until evaporation brought it down. I remember keeping chlorine levels moderate and did increase them occasionally with a packaged shock treatment. I think pool was using about 2 tablets per week as I bought a 50 lb. bucket every year.
    My 2016 Build 14'x19'x35' IG Gunite 15K Gal. Roman, 4'-5' deep, 6 returns, 3 sheers
    4 deck jets, 2 Pentair XF22005 Pumps, Clean&Clear 200 Cartridge Filter, Brick Coping
    2 Pentair 5g 12v LED Pool Lights, 1 Pentair 12v Globrite LED in step area, 2 Bubblers
    Inline Chlorinator - SWG later, WetEdge Mediterranean Pebble, Intermatic MultiWave
    43'x33' Screened Paver Deck&15'x30' Lanai, Doheny Discovery (S200) Robot, TF-100

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