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    First Time Opening Questions

    Last year we installed a new gunnite Gal 25K in ground pool with a waterfall in SE PA. We bought a Merlin safety cover that was dark in color, and mesh. We got pretty many leaves and worms in it along a small gap on the waterfall side. We just opened it today and hit it with 10 Gals of 12.5% Bleach. In 8 hours the water is mostly blue and I raked out most of the leaves. I do notice there is a ring where the water level was all winter (we have a side drain about 16" below the tiles). Will this work it's way out when I put the robot in (Dauphin d6)? Also the top steps, that were outside of the water all winter seem to have faint cracks in them. Is this something the PB will/should fix? Should it be a warranty issue?
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    Re: First Time Opening Questions

    Have you tried brushing along the water line. That may work better than the robot. As for the cracks, that sounds unusual. Can you post pics?
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    Re: First Time Opening Questions

    I have been brushing with my pole brush, but it doesn't seem to be doing much. It is a pretty good reach and The cl level is a bit high for me to reach down. The line that is left is about 16 in from the bottom of the tiles, where the water line was for winter
    I will get pictures soon
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    Re: First Time Opening Questions

    20140522_185547.jpg
    you can see the cracks are only on the top step that was out of the water for the winter
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    Re: First Time Opening Questions

    I would definitely consult your pool builder. Not sure what happened if that was above the water line unless the frigid temps caused some shifting
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    Re: First Time Opening Questions

    The cracking effect went away with some brushing and the line on the sides is fading as well, The kids went in for the 1st time on Monday. It was a bit cold (68) but they didn't care
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    Re: First Time Opening Questions

    Well that is certainly good news
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