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    so cal fires/clean up help

    The so cal fires were within 300 yards of my house yesterday, wind gusts clocked at over 80 mph. Pulled a bunch of debris from the pool last night, will pull some more today. Gonna skim with the net and some cloth attached to pick up surface ash and dirt. Cleaned my filters 2 weeks ago so they should be pretty fresh. But I'll definitely watch the pressure when I start up.

    What do I do when I start the pumps? Am I using the pool sweep or skimming from the drains or 50/50? High speed on the pumps or low? Same chemistry rules apply?

    Moderator, if this isn't the right place to post, please move.

    Thanks.
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    Re: so cal fires/clean up help

    Keep an eye on both the filter pressure and the PH. Ash can sometimes clog the filter quickly, and will sometimes have large impacts on the PH. I would also elevate the FC level to the high end of the normal range to help take care of any organic debris that blows in.

    Run the pump on low speed as much as possible unless you have problems with the filter pressure rising quickly. Rapidly rising filter pressure requires extra attention when the pump is running.

    And of course skim out as much as possible.
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    Re: so cal fires/clean up help

    Good luck. I'm in your area too. Winds were unbearable......
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    Re: so cal fires/clean up help

    Good luck to both of you and stay safe!
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    Re: so cal fires/clean up help

    Quote Originally Posted by exbcmc View Post
    Good luck. I'm in your area too. Winds were unbearable......
    We've been on Day Creek for 5 years and this Santa Ana season is by far the worst. Started beginning of October and still blowing into May. Not to mention the fire, my pool is trashed.

    Thanks for the well wishes.
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    Pentair Quad DE Filter, Pentair 400,000 BTU Heater
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