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    Pump died

    Opened pool, 30,000 gal salt water IG. One day in, pump starts smoking. New motor on its way. How can I maintain pool water til filter is up and running again. I put 2 sump pumps in to keep the water moving a bit but is there anything I can do to prevent algae bloom or whatever else.

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    Re: Pump died

    Welcome to TFP! I am sorry your pump died. In addition to the sump pumps you can also brush and make sure you keep your FC up. What test kit do you have.
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    Re: Pump died

    Keep the Chlorine up high enough for your CYA and keep the water well-mixed. Brush at least once a day. People have survived over a week with no algae bloom that way.
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    Re: Pump died

    Thanks for the advice. So far the water is still clear but I know that can change in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Pump died

    I just had a similar situation; my pump was off for 3 days from a power outage. I brushed the pool once or twice a day to circulate the water and tested FC to make sure it stayed at an appropriate level. I only had to add bleach once. Also use a leaf rake to get debris out of the water.
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    Re: Pump died

    Quote Originally Posted by Treowe View Post
    Thanks for the advice. So far the water is still clear but I know that can change in a heartbeat.
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    The most important part is to keep your chlorine level above the minimum level for your CYA level on the Chlorine CYA Chart. Allowing FC to drop below the min will let algae start growing.


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    Re: Pump died

    Well, the good news is the new pump arrived today, the bad news is the frame size is wrong.

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    Re: Pump died

    Dangit!
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