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    Floaters under diving board

    We have a new liner (so don't want to mess it up...) and want to leave a floater with 6 tabs in the pool for a week. We've never used a floater before - We used to put pucks in the skimmer.

    Pump will be on for 8 hours per day and a 2 hour run in the middle of the "off" time.

    CYA is about 30 as far a I can tell.... It's certainly not higher.
    18,700 gallons.

    I was going to put the floater in the deep end under the diving board with a string attached to the top to keep it there. The string is tied to a 1 gallon water jug. There's some "play" so the floater can move a little, but it will always be within 2 feet of the liner and could be a few inches away. I assume any high concentration of chlorine will want to work its way to the bottom where it will be circulated by the floor drain when the pump comes on (if there's any measurable difference at all down there overnight...).


    The goal is to prevent the floater from getting stuck somewhere (like on a ladder) and causing problems. We're also hoping to raise the CYA level...


    Are there any possible problems with this approach?
    18.7K gallon in-ground vinyl pool

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    Re: Floaters under diving board

    That's an excellent plan. You are managing your pool water.....that's what BBB is all about
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    Re: Floaters under diving board

    If you're leaving town for a week............take the pool to SLAM level with bleach before you leave too. Or are you just upping the CYA level with this?
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    Re: Floaters under diving board

    Is there a benefit to doing that if everything seems well?
    18.7K gallon in-ground vinyl pool

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    Re: Floaters under diving board

    Pretty cheap insurance!
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
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    Re: Floaters under diving board

    That makes sense, just "top off" with bleach.
    18.7K gallon in-ground vinyl pool

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