Hello, my TFP friends. We have been so blessed with our pool this summer after an early Spring installation. Unfortunately, we were slammed by Hurrican Matthew yesterday and without power today and possibly for the rest of the week, given the extent of the damage to the area. I have spent several hours cleaning the debris out of the pool, but it is very cloudy as the leaves had already started to decompose. We may be out of luck anyway without a pool pump, but thought I would ask if there was anything we can do to save the pool before the bloom starts. Current (uncirculated) readings, using the Taylor K-2005C kit, are:
TC 1.0 (using DPD reagent, not the powder, to test for CC)
My awesome husband has rigged up a trolling motor with a boat battery to get some circulation going ( I know, right.. he takes such good care of me). I was wondering if that is enough circulation to throw some bleach in there to protect the chlorine level. I have relied on the SWG all summer, so I did not even think about stocking up on chlorine, but I do have a couple of gallons I could poor in. Would that + brushing the pool to stir it up help?
One more question (don't laugh) but I do have a unopened, unused bottle of commercial grade Phosphate Remover. Would that help any at this point or would it even do any good without a pump to circulate it?
Time to go help my husband cut up the four huge oaks / gums that are blocking our drive and the road out of the neighborhood. Our largest downed tree took down the transformer and has blocked access to the rest of the neighborhood. Gotta go be a good neighbor.
Shalom and thank you for being here!