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Thread: Oops! I forgot my pool! (A photo series)

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    Oops! I forgot my pool! (A photo series)

    Well, there's really no excuse this time. It just got cold, we were taking mini-vacations, etc... Like I said, no excuse, but it happened, so I'll deal with it.

    If you're thinking about going the BBB method, but aren't quite convinced yet. Follow this thread for the next few days. I promise you'll have a whole new outlook on pool care! Now if you don't have the time to follow this thread for the next few days, just head on over to this thread that I posted a couple years ago.

    So, off we go! No readings yet, really, what's the point.

    So, the given is 0 FC. Last known CYA was 50, PH is 7.8. It's ALWAYS 7.8. I quit fighting it years ago and just leave it there. It's fine.

    Two Gallons of 10% were added to kick things off will bring it to around 18 on the FC scale. The first readings will be taken in about an hour.

    Rob B
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    Totally got our monies worth!
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    Re: Oops! I forgot my pool! (A photo series)

    I would suggest verifying the CYA if it has been more than a few weeks.
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    I will when I take the first readings. I'll do a complete set and go from there.
    Rob B
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    This should be good.
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    FC: 14
    CC: .5
    CYA: 50

    Thus ends a complete set of readings! Well, as complete as I need at this junction. It's the green stuff I'm after right now. Everything else is irrelevant right now.

    Using the SpeedStir Magnetic Stirrer to measure FC
    Rob B
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    Totally got our monies worth!
    Butterfly made me do it...

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    Re: Oops! I forgot my pool! (A photo series)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kias
    Using the SpeedStir Magnetic Stirrer to measure FC
    So Pretty!
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    Re: Oops! I forgot my pool! (A photo series)

    Hour 2
    FC 10
    Added one gallon

    Hour 3
    FC 13

    The green is getting a little duller in color. That's the sound of algae screaming for it's life!
    It's also getting a little bit clearer. It'll be sparkling in no time now!



    The all important pressure gauge. Pump's on high right now!
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    Jeez I forget how good pictures from a real camera look darn handy iPhones!
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    I love threads like this!!
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    Re: Oops! I forgot my pool! (A photo series)

    Quote Originally Posted by harleysilo
    Jeez I forget how good pictures from a real camera look darn handy iPhones!
    Hahaha!! I bought this camera to make facebook a better place to look at!



    Trust me, I'm losing the battle something awful...
    Rob B
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    Re: Oops! I forgot my pool! (A photo series)

    Almost time for hour four!!

    We'll be back to this in no time at all!
    Rob B
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    Re: Oops! I forgot my pool! (A photo series)

    Hmmph. You've stripped all the exif data away from my prying eyes.

    State your photographic equipment, if you would please!
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    Re: Oops! I forgot my pool! (A photo series)

    Hour 4

    FC 9
    Added a gallon
    No detectable change in water.
    Turned the pump down to low.

    Found this little happy guy between the pool and the vineyard (to be) the other day!
    Rob B
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    Butterfly made me do it...

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    Re: Oops! I forgot my pool! (A photo series)

    Quote Originally Posted by foobert
    Hmmph. You've stripped all the exif data away from my prying eyes.

    State your photographic equipment, if you would please!

    I've just been using snagit to post the photos here. Fastest way to resize them... It strips the EXIF.

    I use a Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC OS MACRO.

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    Rob B
    My $100 pool finally died after 6 years.
    Totally got our monies worth!
    Butterfly made me do it...

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    Hour 5 approaches! My how time flies when your pool is green!
    Rob B
    My $100 pool finally died after 6 years.
    Totally got our monies worth!
    Butterfly made me do it...

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    Hour 5
    FC 16
    CC 0
    Chucked in another gallon for good measures. That'll be all for the night as 4:30 comes real early. Stupid work always interfering.

    Anyway, I'll dump in another gallon in the morning, then off to work.

    Stand by for further updates around 3:30ish tomorrow afternoon! It's almost sparkling again, I can just taste it!
    Rob B
    My $100 pool finally died after 6 years.
    Totally got our monies worth!
    Butterfly made me do it...

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    Hour 25

    Well I put a gallon in this morning around 4:30. Then I went to work and just added another gallon when I got home. I'll give it a few minutes to get all mixed up then go take a reading. I also did a quick backwash/rinse of the filter. It was very very green. That'll be less algae the chlorine has to work on now.

    It's looking real nice! The green is giving way to a more greyish color which means the algae is dying. You can also see the floor if you look hard enough. I'm happy with the progress. Won't be long now!

    Rob B
    My $100 pool finally died after 6 years.
    Totally got our monies worth!
    Butterfly made me do it...

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    FC 8
    CC 1
    One more gallon added. Next reading due in an hour!

    Rob B
    My $100 pool finally died after 6 years.
    Totally got our monies worth!
    Butterfly made me do it...

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    Hour 26
    FC 14
    CC .5

    Hour 27
    FC 9
    CC 0
    Added another Gallon.

    Exciting stuff, eh?

    Between 26 and 27 I took apart my old razor to replace the non-replaceable batteries.
    Even more exciting, no?
    Rob B
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    Butterfly made me do it...

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    LOL!
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