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    Tropical storm(so much water)

    I drained the pool down to the bottom of the tile line yesterday before the storm. It was up to the deck by 6pm today. I drained it back down to the bottom of the tile line again tonight.

    They are estimating more rain tomorrow than today.

    Overall I'm estimating I have taken over a foot of water out of my 28'x15' pool.


    What should I(and others)be anticipating as far as chemistry balance after the storm? Im sure I will need more CYA. Should I go ahead and run the SWG on super chlorinate until the storm is over?


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    Re: Tropical storm(so much water)

    You may be low on salt too. I would add bleach or liquid chlorine myself...

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    Re: Tropical storm(so much water)

    Do you have a main drain? Can/will your pump run if you just use the main drain? If so it might be helpful to pull your water below the skimmer but with the returns covered.

    We are right in the eye of the storm so waiting to see just how much rain we end up getting. I have my pool lowered and waiting to see what happens.

    I can tell you that you might as well know your levels will be all whacked out LOL. PH up, CYA low, FC low, mess from wind, etc. BUT it will not be anything a good test kit and some bleach and MA cannot cure!

    Just try to make sure your pool does not over flow and cause damage to the coping and such.

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    Re: Tropical storm(so much water)

    Down here in Clearwater squalls continue, and I've been dumping pool water into my swamp of a backyard. Added bleach after Wednesday's full day of rain, and yesterday FC tested at 7.5 (SWG running as normal and no sun to burn off chlorine). Today's task is to scoop all the leaf debris from the pool--Polaris 280 will not be able to suck it all up. Rain will continue on and off all day, so I'm not worried about rebalancing chems just yet. Will test for FC and pH and adjust as needed. Hope all is well in Tallahassee and elsewhere in FL.
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    Re: Tropical storm(so much water)

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Just try to make sure your pool does not over flow and cause damage to the coping and such.
    Damage to the coping? What should we be looking for? It's our first year with a pool and our first major storm since moving to Florida. Our pool is all the way to the tippy-top this morning and my husband plans to drain some water this morning.
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    Re: Tropical storm(so much water)

    We're drowning around here too... expecting rain all day today and most of day tomorrow. I'm planning to drain some tomorrow. Where was all the rain when I had to drain twice to get my CYA under control!

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    Oh, and I haven't been doing anything differently with the SWG - just letting it run as it normally does, and tossing in bleach if an extra boost if needed.
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    Re: Tropical storm(so much water)

    Nothing to report in the Panhandle. Hardly a cloud in the sky and beautiful Sorry that it hit you guys so hard.
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    Re: Tropical storm(so much water)

    Absolute drenching rain here in Augusta (SE Georgia). Needed to top off the pool so pulled back the cover and letting the rain give us a boost.
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    Re: Tropical storm(so much water)

    2 3/4" Of rain so far in Hampstead and it has only been raining a couple of hours. I've got the pump turned off and the drain (skimmer only) open in hopes that the rain water will float off the top of the salt water and screw up my chemistry as little as possible. We'll see. It sure ruins an OCLT!

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    Now after over 7" of rain the pump is on, valve to waste. And it still can't keep up.
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    Re: Tropical storm(so much water)

    Quote Originally Posted by Holydoc View Post
    Nothing to report in the Panhandle. Hardly a cloud in the sky and beautiful Sorry that it hit you guys so hard.
    I remember Navarre getting hit hard a couple times. Your area deserves a break.
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    Re: Tropical storm(so much water)

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    I remember Navarre getting hit hard a couple times. Your area deserves a break.
    It is feast or famine here. /sigh
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