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Thread: Potential nightmare averted - Thanks BBB

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    gboulton's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Nashville, TN

    Potential nightmare averted - Thanks BBB

    So, just got back from a small vacation. Had a friend who was dropping by, adding 4ppm of 6% bleach each day.

    Day 1 (Tuesday morning) he calls me. Pump's gone south, never to be heard from again.

    Great...just spectacular. It's supposed to be record temps here all week (105 Thursday, 111 yesterday, expected 105+ today), and I've got a pool with full blazing sun all day, and no filter. I can't WAIT to see the disaster when I get home.

    So I told the friend to just add 6ppm instead of 4 for the next 2 days, and add it by walking around the pool edge, pouring slowly.

    3 days later, we get back home and find...

    A perfectly happy pool, with a few dead bugs on top.

    That's it. No algae, no cloudiness, nothing. Just a pool that'd like a little circulation.

    Replaced the pump with a spiffy new 2-speed model, brought things up to shock level "just in case", ran the new pump on high for a few hours, and this morning, it's perfect. Crystal clear, sparkly, and inviting.

    Thanks, gang! Maybe we should call this "pwning your pool".
    Pool School helps me maintain my 13,500G 24' x 48" ASP with Sand Filtration using a TF100 Test Kit and Pool Calculator.
    Remember, the Shock Process should be followed until : 1. CC is less than 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less and, 3. The water is crystal clear.
    --I didn't buy my pool to swim in it. I bought my pool to watch my wife swim in it. :wink:

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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Potential nightmare averted - Thanks BBB

    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

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