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    Started the close but heavy rain came in

    Hopefully someone will have some insight on this question. I started to close the pool, got it balanced, cleaned, and put in the winter chemicals to cycle a few hours. Pulled the rails and was about to start draining the level below the skimmer then it started to rain and I called it a day. Today it's pouring again so my question is with the winterizing chemicals. I have the filter running, does it matter or should I shut it down till next weekend when I can get back to closing or will have to use more?

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    Re: Started the close but heavy rain came in

    Please describe your "winterizing chemicals."
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    Re: Started the close but heavy rain came in

    Hi woody
    I used :
    1 gallon Diamond Clear -which is described as Cationic Polyeric Floc

    1 qt Qualco liq winterizer - no clear describtion but sounds like the above

    2 lbs of Qualco powder which is Alkyl Dimethyl Benzl Ammonium
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    Re: Started the close but heavy rain came in

    Quote Originally Posted by gtr1999 View Post
    Hi woody
    I used :
    1 gallon Diamond Clear -which is described as Cationic Polyeric Floc

    1 qt Qualco liq winterizer - no clear describtion but sounds like the above

    2 lbs of Qualco powder which is Alkyl Dimethyl Benzl Ammonium
    Wow, that's quite the chemical stew.

    Are you dealing with some kind of non-organic contaminant?

    I close with the same thing I open with, chlorine.
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    Re: Started the close but heavy rain came in

    NONE of the stuff you added is required to close a properly balanced pool, so save yourself the money next year.
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    Re: Started the close but heavy rain came in

    ok great, then I can wait till next weekend to finish it up
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    Re: Started the close but heavy rain came in

    I guess it could wait.

    I encourage you to consider not not using all those chemicals next year. Did you really throw a quart of something with 'no clear description' into your pool?
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