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Thread: Glass in pool, reopening.

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    Feb 2012
    Stowe, VT

    Glass in pool, reopening.

    Hey everybody, wondering if I could get some solid advice on removing glass from the pool. A guest at where I work decided to sneak glass in and of course accidently dropped it and it shattered all over the pool deck and quite a bit of it ended up in the pool. Currently my boss asked for a drain which it is currently undergoing. The pool is underground and gunite.

    Then skipping way ahead. My fill water tests at

    FC = 0
    Alk = 70
    pH = 8.2
    Cal hardness = 50

    Should I add any chemical/chlorine while it's filling or just wait? It's going to take about 2 days to fill completely and there's plenty of pressure to re-open it of course.
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    Re: Glass in pool, reopening.

    You can put in some bleach. MA after it's full.
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    Re: Glass in pool, reopening.

    Really no need to drain. The glass can be vacuumed out using a side pump, or through the system using a Vac plate over the skimmer basket with a skimmer sock in the basket to catch the glass pieces.

    Once you have vacuumed and brushed a few times, there should not be any glass left in the pool.
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    Denton, TX

    Re: Glass in pool, reopening.

    Considering the length of time that it will take to fill completely, I would keep a residual of FC in there during the process.

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Glass in pool, reopening.

    Really no need to drain.
    Currently my boss asked for a drain
    That doesn't sound optional to me. I hope you are draining the pool.
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