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    Jun 2010
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA


    Hello everyone, Im new here and looking for some wisdom. Ive already learned alot from reading the basics here. I have a small pool, approximately 20x12 (6,500 G.), with a reef and seating area with spa jets. The wife loves our pool warm so its often heated to 90+ and we use it more like a spa. Ive found that the FC level is hard to stay on top of due to heating it often and a fairly high bather load. So I will be using alot more bleach and have to check it alot. Besides this is their anything else i should be aware of...having a pool heated so much? Anyone else have a pool/spool? Look forward to any suggestions or comments.
    6,500 gallon inground spool/pool, pebble, max e therm 400 heater, intelipro variable speed pump,sta rite cartridge filter.

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    Jun 2010
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    Re: spool

    My pool temp today was 31C, which equates to 88F. I have had it as high as 32C which is 90F...I didn't find much difference or use of FC at that temp (about 2ppm per day), however things happen faster at higher temps so an algae bloom can happen in 2 hours as opposed to overnight. As long as you stay on top of the pool you won't have any problems, I check my levels every two days but I keep the pool at the top of the FC chart for my CYA level.
    55 Kilolitre in-ground 18'X36' vinyl lined kidney shape, 1HP pump, Jacuzzi 250lb sand filter, RayPak Delta T 200K BTU natural gas heater. New PoolWerks "Blue Diffusion" liner on May 26th-2011
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    Oct 2009
    Jacksonville, FL

    Re: spool

    Welcome foster59 to TFP
    I saw a pic of your spool and I love it
    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
    Pics of our Spool ( Social Pool) being built Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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    Re: spool

    How are you adding chlorine, and how often? If you can dose it as the pump is running (SWCG, LQ, etc) you should be able to maintain a pretty consistent level. That is a small pool, and even with higher water temps it should be pretty easy to maintain.

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