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    Rain Rain Go Away!!

    It has been raining for the past week and a half!! Some times it's just a steady drizzle but we had had quite a few pour downs! I have had to backwash my pool just about every other day!! I skipped yesterday and went outside to check it a few minutes ago and the water level so high the water was overflowing the skimmer! Is it ok for me to backwash so often. The weather report calls for even more rain next week!! And I'm also concerned with the sand/dirt washing away from the pool wall in a couple of spots. I had my son out in the rain backfilling. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I have plans to lay down landscaping fabric and river rocks, but with all this rain I can't get out there like I want to. Sorry for the long vent.
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    Please send it to Dallas.

    What kind of filter do you have? If you have a sand filter, backwash away and love the fact you have a low maintenance setup!
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH
    Please send it to Dallas.

    What kind of filter do you have? If you have a sand filter, backwash away and love the fact you have a low maintenance setup!

    It's the Hayward S170TSC and yes it's a sand filter. Thanks for the quick response I can breath a little easier now!
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    Cola here too. I've been saying rain rain go away for days. This has been quite an unusual spring into summer. Draining several inches out of the pool almost daily.
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    i'm loving the rain.. it's free water.. with no CH in it.. and no bad stuff... I wonder if it raises or lowers my ph?
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    Makes mine go up. Must be acid rain. (I think it is due to the aeration)
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AimeeH
    Cola here too. I've been saying rain rain go away for days. This has been quite an unusual spring into summer. Draining several inches out of the pool almost daily.

    Ugh! So you feel my pain. Lol we've only had our pool for about two months and it has rained just about every day since! I usually love the rain but I would like to get my landscaping done! And at least one pool party!
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    Fields......I feel your pain. I just ran out in the "sprinkle" to drain another two or so inches to get water level below top of skimmer boxes. Raining harder again. It is sad when the topic of conversation at a social gather with friends becomes "so where is YOUR backwash water going to?" I'm lucky with no neighbors and a lot of land but other friends aren't so lucky and flooding yards. Lol. As if the rain isn't doing it.

    We've had to drain (backwash/waste) daily all week and a good bit of last week.
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH
    Makes mine go up. Must be acid rain. (I think it is due to the aeration)
    wouldn't acid rain make it go down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by topher
    i'm loving the rain.. it's free water.. with no CH in it.. and no bad stuff... I wonder if it raises or lowers my ph?
    I normally would like SOME rain myself. This year is very very out of character for our climate. We are used to tropical storms but this is constant like 7 or so out of 10 days with inches and inches of rain. Currently our flood warnings and advisories extend until 7/6 and 7/9 respectively.

    I'll let you know about PH when I can test :P

    Oh and I have pretty much free water anyway as I'm on well with virtually no ch in my water......wish I could send the rain your way
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by topher
    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH
    Makes mine go up. Must be acid rain. (I think it is due to the aeration)
    wouldn't acid rain make it go down?
    Doh! See what happens when I'm getting tired?
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    Wish I could give y'all a follow up on my ph after rain but.............

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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    I would love to see rain.

    I'm a NorCal native, and SoCal weather stinks. We had 5" of rain all season. That didn't do squat for lowering my CH.
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    Yeas Richard. We all have different issues I've found from reading here. I don't know how much rain we've had the last 10 days but we have had to drain SEVERAL inches of water from pool DAILY for the last 5 or so days. This is not at all like our normal weather pattern here in SC. We are normally dry and around 90-100 degrees daily but not this year. I guess I'm lucky to be on well water so it isn't going to cost me for the refill currently in progress due to last nights fiasco. And I have no ch to deal with.
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    As much as I love the rains fire prevention, it is driving me nuts when it comes to our pool. We had a hint of algae about two months ago so we took out the steps and cleaned, rose the FC and waited. It would get blue, but never clear up. Then the rains came and it seems like we've been at shock level FOREVER, lol. This past weekend we realized there was mold/algae growing in the little gaps at the top of our vinyl Intex AG. It's been raining so much and we never thought to drain the water down so the algae has just been washing right back in the pool!!! No wonder it would never get clear @ 1/2 jug per day, lol. We are drained now and crossing our fingers we get nice and clear like we were this time last year. I love BBB, still learning
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    I thought I was the only one hoping for a break in rain. I have drained water just about everyday. It rained so hard through the night it overflowed this morning. Maybe by August I can swim. This weather is just crazy!
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    Are you back washing to lower the water level or because of your pump pressure increasing? I've had to dump almost 6" of water out of our pool but I've been using the "Waste" setting.
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    Fields.......MORE rain on the way

    I just checked and at the nearest sc climate station to my house (maybe 5miles) the 30 day rainfall total is over 11 inches. Maybe we'll get to enjoy the pool next summer
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AimeeH
    Fields.......MORE rain on the way

    I just checked and at the nearest sc climate station to my house (maybe 5miles) the 30 day rainfall total is over 11 inches. Maybe we'll get to enjoy the pool next summer

    Hi Aimee To my surprise it didn't rain here today!! We have been in the pool since 9 am! It's been cloudy on and off but no rain, thank God. We still have a few more days of rain left according to the weather report, so hopefully by mid week we will all be swimming again!
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    Re: Rain Rain Go Away!!

    Quote Originally Posted by AimeeH
    Fields.......MORE rain on the way

    I just checked and at the nearest sc climate station to my house (maybe 5miles) the 30 day rainfall total is over 11 inches. Maybe we'll get to enjoy the pool next summer
    We had that in one day in Toronto....

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