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    Rain

    What do you do during a heavy rain?

    My chemistry was perfect yesterday when I did a full test, and the rain started last night. I usually put some chlorine in the evening.

    Is it best to try to keep up with the chemistry through a storm, or just deal with it all afterward?
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    Re: Rain

    Just deal with it afterwards.

    altho, I have been known to go out and backwash some water out when it was rising.....but no thunder and lightening were involved - just some more rain!
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    Re: Rain

    What do I do? I try to harvest as much Calcium-free water as I can!

    Unless you get massive amounts of debris or surface runoff in the pool, rain really won't mess things up too bad. A big pool party probably does worse. The pH can get weird, since a lot of times the rain picks up CO2 on the way down, which drives pH down, but a hard pounding also aerates, so pH will go up. If you overflow, you'll lose some CYA. But really, if you have a test kit, once you can get out there afterwards, you can get things fixed in an hour.
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    Re: Rain

    My CYA has been on the highish side, so that's a good thing!!

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