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    House Sitting for a Friend

    We're house sitting for some people in the neighborhood. They have a dog and a bird that we're feeding. Big pool in the backyard but they didn't ask us to do anything with it. I believe they have a service.

    I was bored and nosy so I grabbed a sample and brought it home.

    FC 0.6
    CC 0.2
    pH 8.2 or greater
    TA 230
    CH 525
    CYA 180

    How in the world is this thing not green?
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    Re: House Sitting for a Friend

    Weird looks bad..
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    Re: House Sitting for a Friend

    Ack! It is one bad day away from a "help, my pool was fine yesterday and green today!" thread on TFP. And it is already building up calcium scale everywhere.
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    Re: House Sitting for a Friend

    Hey, nosey-posey! Hahaha. Use a 10ml sample to save on the reagents for YOUR pool. Use a 0.5 multiplier instead of 0.2.

    Did you do a dilute test to get that CYA number?

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    Hah! I only ran the 25 ml FC test after the 10 ml was kinda inconclusive. It only sort of turned pink when I added the powder and also got very cloudy.

    And yes, that was a diluted CYA test. The undiluted test was way below the 100 line.

    The pool is an old school white plaster pool like they did in the '80s. I'll take a look tomorrow for scaling.
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    Re: House Sitting for a Friend

    Hopefully the pool service's "nuke the pool" day is tomorrow.
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    Re: House Sitting for a Friend

    Quote Originally Posted by needsajet View Post
    Hopefully the pool service's "nuke the pool" day is tomorrow.
    If they're like my old pool service, they'll throw in some shock, maybe a bit of acid if they remembered to bring their test strips with them, turn on the pump and call it a day. In and out in under 10 minutes.
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    Re: House Sitting for a Friend

    Quote Originally Posted by Schadenfreude View Post
    If they're like my old pool service, they'll throw in some shock, maybe a bit of acid if they remembered to bring their test strips with them, turn on the pump and call it a day. In and out in under 10 minutes.
    I worked in the office for a pool service company and the techs called it "splash and dash".
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    Re: House Sitting for a Friend

    I read here somewhere that nothing says "I Love Your Pool" better than a shiny new test kit for a welcome home present
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    Re: House Sitting for a Friend

    As much as I want to do that, I don't think the gesture would come across too well. They're a nice family - if it ever comes up in discussion I'll share my experiences. But I'm probably better served to keep my mouth shut than tell them they need to drain 2/3 (or more) of their pool.
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