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    Sad day for me

    I'm not sure which is worse......

    While brushing the pool I saw a bit of green growing on the walls under the ladder. I called me wife out to take a quick look, and she agreed that there was something there. Bums me out, as this is the first issue we've had after swapping from Baquacil. I'm not going to worry much about the OCLT, as I just tested the water (zero CC's) and brought it up to shock level. I'm just going to be pro-active and treat whatever as algae.

    The other bad news......
    As I was adding the chlorine, I spilled bleach on my new pair of shorts! My wife's going to KILL me!!!

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    First time I put bleach in our pool.......I got it on my new sneakers........was not happy, but oh well......good luck on cleaning it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo
    I'm not sure which is worse......

    While brushing the pool I saw a bit of green growing on the walls under the ladder. I called me wife out to take a quick look, and she agreed that there was something there. Bums me out, as this is the first issue we've had after swapping from Baquacil. I'm not going to worry much about the OCLT, as I just tested the water (zero CC's) and brought it up to shock level. I'm just going to be pro-active and treat whatever as algae.

    The other bad news......
    As I was adding the chlorine, I spilled bleach on my new pair of shorts! My wife's going to KILL me!!!
    Naturally, your pool will be fine with your tending to it.

    You, however, well, let's just say I have my doubts

    I mean, really, NEW? NEW shorts?

    ....she says as she slinks off with a tank top, denim shorts and flip flops that all have old bleach spots.......
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    We need a pic of that Butterfly! We could nominate you for our poster gal!
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    All this was due to my knees being hurting, and me being too lazy to go get something to kneel on.

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    Don't beat yourself up Leebo, it happens to all of us. I'm trying to get a vacation out of my last bleach mishap. I splattered some on my favorite Pineapple Willy's shirt a few nights ago. I told hubs we have to go back to Panama City Beach soon so I can get a new one. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    We need a pic of that Butterfly! We could nominate you for our poster gal!
    Well, I'll see what I can find ~hiccup~ ....wonder if I can find an old pic ...... I fogot to mention the margarita
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    Might want to check under your steps, make sure nothing is living under there. Remove them if you have to. I had to power wash/bleach steps before as there was a thick sludge of green hiding in there.. nothing could have killed it, it needed to be removed.
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    I did pull the ladder out for tonight....as that's right where the green was on the wall. My gut says I just haven't been brushing well enough and on our vacation a small bit formed. The ladder was clear as I scrubbed every bit last year after swapping from baquacil. I'm planning on a rag and some bleach again this year too just in case.

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    Re: Sad day for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    I fogot to mention the margarita
    Ok, so it is bleach in the pool and margarita in the pool owner, Right? Perhaps that explains many things that went wrong for me last year.
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    Brushed the heck out of the walls today and shocked once again. We lost 3FC from 7pm last night until 5pm tonight. A 0cc reading also. I'm not able to do a OCLT do I'll take a loss of 3fc's all day long. We normally lose about 2 per day, so took it to shock just in case. Family is coming over for fathers day, so I'll just keep it at shock level until Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by relling2245
    Ok, so it is bleach in the pool and margarita in the pool owner, Right? Perhaps that explains many things that went wrong for me last year.
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    Re: Sad day for me

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Quote Originally Posted by relling2245
    Ok, so it is bleach in the pool and margarita in the pool owner, Right? Perhaps that explains many things that went wrong for me last year.
    Bet the pee burned a little coming out.

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    Re: Sad day for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo
    I'm not sure which is worse......

    While brushing the pool I saw a bit of green growing on the walls under the ladder. I called me wife out to take a quick look, and she agreed that there was something there. Bums me out, as this is the first issue we've had after swapping from Baquacil. I'm not going to worry much about the OCLT, as I just tested the water (zero CC's) and brought it up to shock level. I'm just going to be pro-active and treat whatever as algae.

    The other bad news......
    As I was adding the chlorine, I spilled bleach on my new pair of shorts! My wife's going to KILL me!!!
    Sorry I can't help with the pool thing, but it is good to see you are still with us!

    Guessing the wife either didn't find out where you hid the new shorts, or she doesn't know the combination to the gun safe, or she was very forgiving?


    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    ....she says as she slinks off with a tank top, denim shorts and flip flops that all have old bleach spots.......
    Anyone besides me notice how small the letters are she used to post that?

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