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    Come on, rain!

    This big Pineapple Express storm is supposed to dump a couple inches of rain here in the wee hours of the morning. Free, Calcium-free water.

    Partial drain is in progress to make some room for it. All I can say is, they better not be lying to me!
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    Re: Come on, rain!

    I'm right down the road from you.... and I was waiting for the rain so I could do the same thing. My pool is currently 1" from the bottom of the coping from our last dose of rain. I decided to run a full run of tests and found everything at the correct levels, so I'll just let the overfill line take care of any extra water we get. CH is still kinda high at 490-500, but its been that way for over a year now, so I'm not really worried about it. I manage it pretty well by keeping my PH at 7.2-7.5. After the Borates, my PH has been pretty rock solid at 7.5, so the four gallons I get of Muriatic acid is lasting me about 2 months.

    Tests:
    FC = 9.0
    TC = 9.0
    CC = 0.0
    CH = 490-500
    Salt = 3600
    PH = 7.5
    CYA = didn't test because sun was already down.
    Borates = 50
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    Re: Come on, rain!

    I took 3+ inches out last evening before the storm rolled through today to do the same. Plus I dropped pH hoping to take advantage of the aeration. Rain started about twelve hours ago and it hasn't stopped. Almost back to the overflow where I started. Test results? I'm not going out there
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    Re: Come on, rain!

    I've been trying to do this here in the DFW area for weeks. Have had to add 650 gallons over the past 30 days.
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    Re: Come on, rain!

    Man it's been dumping here all night and I'm trying to bring my levels up!
    Ph 7.4
    Fc 4.5
    Ta 90
    Ch 175
    Cya 35-40
    About ready to switch over to the swg soon as I can bring levels up.
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    Re: Come on, rain!

    Quote Originally Posted by zethacat View Post
    I've been trying to do this here in the DFW area for weeks. Have had to add 650 gallons over the past 30 days.
    I was going to ask you Zetha about your water loss this winter. Obviously with my new pool I'm still get used to her wants and needs. Even with cloudy days and not running the waterfall, so far I've had to add a 1/2 in of water in the 2 weeks or so since it's been filled and looks like I'll need to add just a tad bit more in about another week. However, we are getting a little rain today and maybe more this Sunday.

    So I assume water loss in the winter via evaporation is normal as well.
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    Re: Come on, rain!

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolabs View Post
    I was going to ask you Zetha about your water loss this winter. Obviously with my new pool I'm still get used to her wants and needs. Even with cloudy days and not running the waterfall, so far I've had to add a 1/2 in of water in the 2 weeks or so since it's been filled and looks like I'll need to add just a tad bit more in about another week. However, we are getting a little rain today and maybe more this Sunday.

    So I assume water loss in the winter via evaporation is normal as well.
    My experience is that evaporation is more wind than temperature related.
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    Re: Come on, rain!

    Glad I didn't spring for the infinity edge!
    Pool done!! (backyard = work in progress) 32' x 19' inground freeform with 7' spa, baja step w/ (2) bubblers, stonescapes mini pebble finish, rock waterfall feature, 12" raised bond beam, Intelliflo VS, Whisperflo feature pump, (3) 5G Color LED's, FNS + DE 60, 400K Master Temp, Easytouch 8 w/ remote, Intellichlor IC40, Vision Classic Ceramic Kamado smoker, Margaritaville DM1000!!! Party Coming Soon!!
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    Re: Come on, rain!

    Not much finger crossing needed for rain here. 7th wettest December on record. Able to perform six partial drains and drop CH from 500 to 325. Amazing how much water my cover pump has moved.
    21K gal 16' x 40' in-ground pool built 1959, old school with Jacuzzi bronze pump, American Products 24" Sand Filter & Americana Multiport valve, Jandy Lite2 millivolt heater, Coverstar cover, and classic Kreepy Krauly.

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    Re: Come on, rain!

    Quote Originally Posted by Killer95Stang View Post
    Glad I didn't spring for the infinity edge!
    What a beautiful setting. Love all the green. - Karen
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    Re: Come on, rain!

    Quote Originally Posted by RangerBob View Post
    What a beautiful setting. Love all the green. - Karen
    It does look good ! I remember stang's build and the wall in the background was totally bare. Has come along way for the positive !
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    Re: Come on, rain!

    We've had several days of on/off rain here. Several sessions of heavy rains for 12+ hours. It hasn't affected my chemistry much as I've been during some let-ups. Overfill drain has been working <G>
    Central TX / 12K GAL / IG / SWG / DE filter / Pentair SVRS & 3 swim jet pumps / Spa bench and jets / Single body of water / No heater.

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    Re: Come on, rain!

    Got about 2" over the last few weeks. Helps lower the CH but other items don't seem to be affected much.
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