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    Unbelievable Chlorine consumption

    Unbelievably low, that is...

    I checked the pool with just the color block on Tuesday last week. It looked to be a little low - maybe 3.5-4. I dumped in about half a gallon of 12% which should have kicked it up to about 8. Left for Vegas Wednesday morning. I heard it was overcast at home from my wife. I got home late Friday, to some drizzle. It drizzled more on Saturday. Sunday was grey. I fished about 50 worms out of the pool and did nothing else. This morning I checked things and vacuumed. FC 6.2, CC .2

    Half a gallon a week? I'm loving it!
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    Re: Unbelievable Chlorine consumption

    Nice! Gotta love low maintenance!

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    Re: Unbelievable Chlorine consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Unbelievably low, that is...

    I checked the pool with just the color block on Tuesday last week. It looked to be a little low - maybe 3.5-4. I dumped in about half a gallon of 12% which should have kicked it up to about 8. Left for Vegas Wednesday morning. I heard it was overcast at home from my wife. I got home late Friday, to some drizzle. It drizzled more on Saturday. Sunday was grey. I fished about 50 worms out of the pool and did nothing else. This morning I checked things and vacuumed. FC 6.2, CC .2

    Half a gallon a week? I'm loving it!
    What is the water temp these days? I'd guess a lot warmer than here!
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: Unbelievable Chlorine consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by UnderWaterVanya
    What is the water temp these days? I'd guess a lot warmer than here!
    A refreshing 58 degrees!
    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: Unbelievable Chlorine consumption

    I'm down to running the pump 4 hours a day, and still holding 4ppm with the SWG, even with some leaves in the pool at all times. It's not that I don't get them out, they fall faster than I can remove them!
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    Re: Unbelievable Chlorine consumption

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    Quote Originally Posted by UnderWaterVanya
    What is the water temp these days? I'd guess a lot warmer than here!
    A refreshing 58 degrees!
    Wow - that's lower than expected.
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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