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    Best Way to ADD water?

    Not sure where to put this since I'm not new around here but ... .

    The question of the day:

    What's the best way to ADD new water. I have an small SPLASHER type ABOVE GROUND pool so usually I just stick the hose in it - set a timer and pray I remember that when the timer goes off what the bell means! Was that for the oven? The washing machine? OH the POOL water!

    So today I was adding water but it's a kinda nice day and I felt that standing by the edge and holding the hose and adding water was a relaxing zen type activitiy for me this morning. I'm sure some of you totally understand that 'moment.'

    BUT - as I was adding water - I had the pressure nozzle I use for cleaning the filter still on the hose - and found I was making quite a lot of BUBBLES as the hose water shot into the pool water. Now, is this a good thing or bad. I figured I'm adding OXYGEN but does that FEED the Algae? Does it help in anyway or hurt my efforts? It is quite fun and calming but I would give that up if it's going to cause more problems down the line.

    What do you think?

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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    Re: Best Way to ADD water?

    Just gonna raise the PH is all.
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Re: Best Way to ADD water?

    Bubbles are fine. They might raise the PH just a little, not a big deal.
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    Allen, TX

    Best Way to ADD water?

    Buy a cheap faucet sprinkler timer so that it goes off on it's own just in case you forget!!
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    Re: Best Way to ADD water?

    If the fill water has high TA, you're actually getting a jump start on balancing it by aerating as you fill!
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