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    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Norfolk, UK

    Hi from UK

    A quick intro and thanks.

    I have had a 32' x 15" trough shaped heated IG pool for 7 years. Initially ran it on Bromine and gas but a rapid increase in cost of both led me to do a major overhaul last year. Now heat is supplied by a heat pump and I have gone over to liquid chlorine fed by a Meiblue automated dosing pump. I use mixture of self maintainence and get a pool operator to do a winter care package (closing and opening mainly).

    Last year all was fine and dandy but since opening up rather later than normal this year due to a long winter I have struggled to get it back into balance. Reading a few threads on this site led me to check the CYA levels and found them to be sky high (hence lack of correlation between ORP readings and FC which cost $$$ for a new ORP probe assumed to be at fault). CC levels had also crept up. I suspect the pool operaor dumped in a load of stabilised chrlorine at some point over winter. Have drained a fair bit of water and refilled to get the CYA down to 40 ish and given it a good shock and all is now back to where it should be. Was really scratching my head before coming on here so thanks again.

    ps am I alone in taking a test kit on holiday to check pools before letting the kids in?
    32x16 -16,500 gallon plaster pool with connected spa and spillover, Hayward RS 1 HP pump, 2 Hayward Cartridge filters. 10 hours of direct sun a day and a first time pool owner!!

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    Feb 2008
    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Hi from UK

    Welcome to TFP!

    No, you are not alone.
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Hi from UK

    Oh, you're definitely not alone! All us pool addicts do it.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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