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    The aftermath

    My wife's cousin and her family have been in SoCal visiting Disneyland, Universal Studios, Seaworld, and who knows what else. Yesterday they came over to the house for a barbeque and swim party. So did all the in-laws. 6 kids, 10 adults. The cousin's husband didn't say a whole lot, but he did comment that "your pool looks really nice." None of the kids had red eyes, despite 5 hours in the water.

    Let's survey the damage:
    • Living room full of empties and debris
      Dining room table covered with debris
      Family Room full of debris, floor covered with crushed tortilla chips
      Kitchen counters still covered with dishes, stacks of paper plates, sink full of dirties, dishwasher full of just washed dishes
      Patio looks like everything else, plus a drying rack full of towels. 2 squirtguns broken, one boat missing, probably in a planter somewhere. Goggles, pool noodles, beach ball, etc scattered all over
      Pool water is still crystal clear - no problem at all seeing the tiny pieces of broken squirt guns in the bottom of the deep end. No chlorine smell.


    I have the pump running now to mix things up before I test. I expect to find everything in range, and only to need the bleach to get me through today.

    The mess is no fun to clean up, but it was great having a bunch of people in the pool. I spend too much time brushing and vacuuming and testing it to not have it get used.
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    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: The aftermath

    You da man!
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    Re: The aftermath

    Ahhh... humans. So unpredictable and out of control.

    Good thing you got your pool to keep you grounded :~}

    I'm curious why 8 adults walked out of your home leaving it that way actually, lol. Darn humans...
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
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    Re: The aftermath

    Quote Originally Posted by frogabog
    I'm curious why 8 adults walked out of your home leaving it that way actually, lol. Darn humans...
    That's funny - I was thinking the exact same thing!
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    Re: The aftermath

    It is always great to have a big crowd, but cleanup can be a chore. We have had as many as five of the grandkids, plus adults, at any given time. Makes all of the work worthwhile though.
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    Re: The aftermath

    The mess had been much worse, we did get some help cleaning up before they all left. But it was late, and this family tends to drag out the goodbyes forever, and I was ready for bed!
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: The aftermath

    If only all problems in the home could be corrected with some gallons of bleach and the 'shocking process'. Glad you had a terrific party! At least you know where to relax when you get through the clean up!
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    Re: The aftermath

    lol, it would be nice to be able to pour bleach down the chimney, turn the AC on and let it go like you can with a pool.
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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    Re: The aftermath

    so in a nutshell the house looked like a tornado hit it, but the POOL was still pristine?....... gotta love a perfectly balanced BBB pool......excellent story Richard
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    Re: The aftermath

    What about the 10 cans of 1/2 drank soda from the kids?

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