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    First swim

    I wish... had it all clean, vacuumed, 2 bags of salt, balanced, just turned heater on... then this blew through. Going to spend the day cleaning tomorrow (that I was planning on swimming).

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    Re: First swim

    Yeah, that was a big storm line, all the way to Oklahoma. It was a frog strangler up here in Dallas. Haven't gone out to look at the pool yet. Kinda skeert. Supposed to be nice and sunny tomorrow, try again.
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    Re: First swim

    Water is really cloudy. Filter's been running 6 hrs, will keep it on all night. Did a backwash and 80% media fill. Hope it's clear tomorrow. Six 55g bags later, most leaves are removed.

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    48 PentAir DE Filter with backwash valve
    PentAir Whisperflo pump with 1hp 2-speed motor
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    DIY chlorine feed
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    Re: First swim

    That story is getting all too familiar and repetitive here too.
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    Re: First swim

    So can pollen cause cloudiness rather than algae? My cc is staying 0-.5. With the number of oak tassles that dropped into the pool, I'm guessing a pound of greenish brownish pollen was distributed. Hate to slam if i don't need to. Will check fc tonight and in am.

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    48 PentAir DE Filter with backwash valve
    PentAir Whisperflo pump with 1hp 2-speed motor
    Aquabot 4WD, Poolskim
    Intermatic Dual Timeclock with freezeguard
    DIY chlorine feed
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    Re: First swim

    I positively guarantee it can. OOPS----!-time to go clean my pantyhose stretched over the skimmer basket. I get so much it looks like somebody micro shredded a foam mattress and threw it in......(every day).
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    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
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    Re: First swim

    Yes, without a doubt. If you aren't using more chlorine than normal then you don't have algae.
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    Re: First swim

    This is what I woke up to this morning after the storm, north Dallas.

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    Re: First swim

    At least your pool looks clean! Yeah, winds were like 50mph last night.

    Edit: Looking cleaner today (after cleaning out the de filters, repairing the spider gasket (because I caught the pool going down 4"), and running my 4WD twice. It was off 24 hrs for cleaning and repairs, and only lost 1 ppm fc on a sunny day, and nothing last night, so it's all pollen dust.

    IG pebble, 15,000 gallon
    48 PentAir DE Filter with backwash valve
    PentAir Whisperflo pump with 1hp 2-speed motor
    Aquabot 4WD, Poolskim
    Intermatic Dual Timeclock with freezeguard
    DIY chlorine feed
    BBB

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