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    help!

    This is probably not the correct spot to ask this question but here it goes. I am in the process of installing a new swg, turns out that one of the unions coming out of the heat pump was plumbed to close to a 90 degree fitting. Make a long story short,I have half a union glued to the heat pump and since unions are brand specific and not any old one will fit I have to buy a new one. Problem is the part is 2 days out (no one in my area carries this part) and my pool will be turning green real soon.

    I have a robot and poured a few gallons of bleach into pool and ran it for a few cycles. Any other tips,ideas? The weather is 90 plus degrees and pool already turning cloudy.
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: help!

    You can add bleach by pouring it slowly by walking around the pool as long as you then brush the whole pool to mix it in. That process gets a little athletic but it is generally good for a week or more if you are consistent.

    Other than that, a small sump pump or cover pump to provide just a little circulation can work wonders.
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    Re: help!

    I kept my up for 5 days after hurricane Rita. I would put bleach in and walk around to mix it up. 3 weeks without power.... don't even want to tell you what it looked like after that. Really it was like 10 days before it got really pretty.
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    Learn to take the advice here and be trouble free or use the pool store's advice. "You can't do both and get very far"

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    Re: help!

    Unfortunely I can't brush....had rotator surgery a month ago. I shouldn't even be installing a swg. not supposed to lift over 2 lbs. LOL....can't afford to hire a pool company.

    I have a blue diamond robot, I ran it 3 cycles today after bleach. Its 2 seasons old, just concerned about burning the motor out running cycle after cycle. Bad idea?
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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    Re: help!

    All that matters is that it gets mixed well. The robot might do it; a couple kids sure will.
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