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    Am in need of a large dose of POP

    I just went through my 2nd new liner install in less than a month. The first new liner had a hole in the seam and they had to replace it after less than 2 weeks.

    They had me fill the pool halfway (took about 16 hours) and they came back sometime late in the afternoon the next day and cut the holes and stuff for the return and skimmer. It was evening before I could turn back on the water and finish filling (abut another 16 hours). That was last Thursday.

    I then added enough cya to get to 40-ish. Added chlorine to the pool and checked all the other levels. I have been fighting something in the water all week. The water never turned cloudy or green, but it would not hold chlorine at all. I have brushed and scrubbed several times this week. Just performed an OCLT again last night and still lost 3ppms. My cc's have ranged from 0-1 this whole time. The water is clear and sparkily. There is nothing in the skimmer or strainer baskets. My question is should I bump my chlorine levels up to mustard shock levels to see what happens or just ride it out?

    Could the water sitting in the pool for that day and a half with no chlorine or circulation be causing this? I am an avid reader of this site and use everything I have learned here, but this has got me puzzled. I will keep up the process, but should I be more aggressive about it? Thanks all!

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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Hey pepsi

    Yuck...I would advise to keep it at shock level and perhaps a bump to MA levels could not hurt for 1-2 days. Since it's been a week, have you tested your CYA level?
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Yes, it was around 40-45-ish. Sorry forgot to put that in there.
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

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    Stay the course! It may take a few days but you are killing organics. Go higher if you like and it may speed it up a bit but the overnight drop is actually good....you're killing something that persists in your pool.
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Will do, nothing in the process and advice I get here has failed me yet!
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    Hang in there!
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Just an update.... I passed the OCLT after 8 nights. The water was always perfectly clear but would lose chlorine through the night, and I always had a cc of 0-1 through the process. So even though the water was clear the TF-test told me something was wrong. Everyone said stay the course and I did. So just a word of advice to everyone.....TRUST your results and the PROCESS, it works! Just because your water looks clear doen't mean there aren't some nasties trying to get ahold. Thanks everyone and keep up the good work!!
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Quote Originally Posted by pepsiholic
    Just an update.... I passed the OCLT after 8 nights. The water was always perfectly clear but would lose chlorine through the night, and I always had a cc of 0-1 through the process. So even though the water was clear the TF-test told me something was wrong. Everyone said stay the course and I did. So just a word of advice to everyone.....TRUST your results and the PROCESS, it works! Just because your water looks clear doen't mean there aren't some nasties trying to get ahold. Thanks everyone and keep up the good work!!
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Was ist das "POP" ??
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    POP = Pool Owner Patience
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    POP = Pool Owner Patience
    Ahhh! Danke shoen!
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    POP = Pool Owner Patience

    ohhh. I was thinking "pepsiholic ="pop."
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Quote Originally Posted by imrodee
    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    POP = Pool Owner Patience

    ohhh. I was thinking "pepsiholic ="pop."

    Are you originally from Pennsylvania? Most people not from this area have never heard it called that....
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy
    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    POP = Pool Owner Patience
    Ahhh! Danke shoen!
    It confused me too the first time I read it a few weeks ago in another thread...
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    Quote Originally Posted by PAGirl
    Are you originally from Pennsylvania? Most people not from this area have never heard it called that....
    That's what it is called around here too.

    Nice job on the cleanup pepsi
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    Re: Am in need of a large dose of POP

    No.. not me, I'm in TX. But I do know that some Northerner's call "soda's "pop."
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