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    Help! Short term circulation fix

    My little girl is turning 4 and we have a big swim party planned for family/friends Sunday 8/25/13. Last night my pump motor stopped running and was red hot to touch.

    I ordered a replacement pump motor but it may not be here until Monday!

    Water is beautiful now but I don't want it mucking up before the party. I would like to superchlorinate the pool to head off any potential issues as it will be sunny all weekend.

    What is the best way to manually circulate bleach if my pump is not running. Please help save my little girl's party.

    Current test results:
    CYA 30
    FC 4
    18 X 36, 29 K gallon, Sand Filter, Inground Vinyl Lined, 3/4 HP pump

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    Re: Help! Short term circulation fix

    Get in the pool and walk around in circles where you can touch. For the deep end? Hummmm walk around the edge and use a broom? to move the water? Go on Craigslist and ask for the loan of a pump even if it is a small one? OR maybe someone has one to sell cheap?

    Good luck!
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    Re: Help! Short term circulation fix

    My friend had a similar issue and he borrowed my sump pump. Worked perfectly.
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    Re: Help! Short term circulation fix

    If there's a Harbor Freight in your area, you can buy a submersible sump pump for very cheap. Do a search in Google for "Harbor Freight 20% coupon", print it out and get it even cheaper. You can use the pump next season if you ever have to raise your PH by aeration by setting the pump on a pool step and putting some PVC fittings on the pump output to throw the water back into the pool with a splash. That's a $35 solution to your problem.
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    Re: Help! Short term circulation fix

    Looks like the sump pump is the way to go. Thanks for the advice.
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    Re: Help! Short term circulation fix

    Great if you ever have to drain too.
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    Re: Help! Short term circulation fix

    Well FedEx showed up with my replacement motor at 930 this morning. So need for a sump pump at all. Got it taken apart and mounted the new one and we're at full strength.

    However, I did give my family a good laugh spinning in circles last night circulating 2 gallons of bleach manually "Swan Lake" style!!
    18 X 36, 29 K gallon, Sand Filter, Inground Vinyl Lined, 3/4 HP pump

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    Re: Help! Short term circulation fix

    Quote Originally Posted by SJS101
    ...However, I did give my family a good laugh spinning in circles last night circulating 2 gallons of bleach manually "Swan Lake" style!!
    Got pics?
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    Re: Help! Short term circulation fix

    I made sure there was no recording devices in sight. So, no footage unless one of the Government drones was running surveillance on me
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