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    Just my luck during the partial drain

    I drained up to 6" yesterday, so when I got home, I started draining again. Now granted, the whole time driving home from work, I was trying to beat the storms that were rolling through the dallas area. No sooner then I started draining, the flood gates opened, and now my pool is back up 3" in just 45 minutes. The rain was so hard, the water from the porch almost came into the house. They are calling for heavy rain through Saturday, so this drain is going to take a very longggg time...Don't worry, its still draining..
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Yeah, you're in deep yogurt! We just got eleventytwentyseven inches of rain! No end in sight!
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Well it rained again last night...Hoping rain holds off some this afternoon to start draining again...
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Well, at least you're getting some free water exchange there!

    Hang in there, and don't forget to retest CYA/CH once the rains are all done to re-establish your drain percentage.
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    That was what I was going to say, you are getting free water exchange! Just keep it going!

    I had my pool in perfect balance and now it's overflowing and ruining the balance.
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    if only I had been another foot drained, then I would be in the refilling process..lol
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Yeah, glad I messed up my CYA test and accidentally raised my CYA to 100. Oh, wait, that didn't happen! Shhhh
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    well im down 13" from 47" on the partial drain...I have to keep stopping it, for no one at home to watch it, for im still terrified of ripping the liner, even though ppl say it will be ok...Heavy rain moving back in this afternoon..urggg...with the pump off for 3 days, im surprised the algae is very very minimum..
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Keep adding chlorine to maintain FC level and brush to stir it up.
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    If all goes to plan, I should be able to start filling back up tomorrow...Been a very slow process due to all the heavy rain..Kinda curious of the amount ive drained, then rain filled, then kept draining etc etc.....if im actually at a point to start filling back now...Just wanting to make sure, so I don't have to re-drain..
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Are you draining to lower CYA? Test it now to see where it is and what % full the pool is. I'll make my kids do some algebra to figure out where you'll end up.
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Yes to lower my cya...Been draining for days, but stop when I go to bed, and while im at work..But these downpours in mesquite keeping adding a few inches after ive drained a few inches..lol...I have a ABG Vinyl pool, so I have to make sure I don't go past the 1/2 way mark...Don't want more issues than I already have...Ill test when I get home...
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Definitely leave at least a foot of water in the shallow end to avoid issues with the vinyl liner shifting or shrinking.

    Yes, the rain is outta control! But, I think the end is near!
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Well I have no shallow end..Its 4ft deep entire oval shape...I know ive drained over a foot, but then rain rises it back up, then I drain another 6", then rain fills back up...I know right now im at 3ft deep as of this morning...technically need another foot to drain, but a lot of the water now is rain water too..
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Have you tested recently?
    That much raining and draining should have significantly diluted your cya levels.
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Im going to check when I get home..I do have my son still draining as we speak..lol....since no pump is on, so I need to swirl water around before testing?
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    Re: Just my luck during the partial drain

    Wouldn't hurt to give it a quick brush to mix it up.
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