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Thread: Few Problems Despite Broken Pump and Heat

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    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Ridgefield, CT

    Few Problems Despite Broken Pump and Heat

    Our pump failed last Friday, right in the middle of a 95+ hot, humid heatwave. I was very nervous about maintaining the pool with such heat, in the face of a broken pump, particularly as we had a lot of sun during the course of the following week, as well as 3 serious downpours. I figured the best I could do was test the water daily and add bleach to get near the top of the FC range, and use a net to skim the surface.

    A week later, we had a functioning pump and I decided to shock the pool, just to be safe. I was thrilled to find that we had no FC loss overnight, no CC and a crystal clear pool (once I vacuumed).

    The bottom line is that a broken pump does not have to be devastating. Vigilance as to FC levels, with a little bit of manual surface skimming, can make the start up relatively pain free.
    33,000 gallon plaster pool
    Jandy L-Series -CL580 Cartridge Filter

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Few Problems Despite Broken Pump and Heat

    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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