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    Rain does affect pool chemistry

    Actually the rain is having a major affect on my pool. My new TFP method is called rain and drain. Every afternoon I drain 4 inches of water off. Every night it fills back up to the top of the flagstone. I've proably taken 20 inches off in the last 2 months. My numbers run all over the scale. I even put some tabs in the tube just to help with chlorine and bring cya back. Calcium is down again. but it still looks perfect. How is everyone else handling this?
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    Just realize that when you replace as much water as we have around here lately-----ain't no chemistry gonna stand up stable to that! NORMAL rain doesn't effect chemistry much at all. THIS----------ain't normal!

    I got Noah on speed dial for advice.
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    My pool has "runneth-over" more than once this spring, and till crystal clear. If anything, I just had to add some stabilizer.
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    When you are tossing out 4" a day, every day, and replacing it with more rain....yea, that is going to have an effect.

    We've cried for years about being dry, but even out West, we are SICK of the rain. We want some summer weather!! We are pool owners for cryin out loud, so how about some fun in the sun for a change? It feels like England or Seattle all the time!

    We aren't getting it like the rest of the state, but my pool is staying brim full.
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    Having a roof over it helps

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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    I've had almost 9" since October 1!
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    Same here - 4 inches pumped overboard again this morning. I quit fooling around with the chemistry until the monsoon passes. Just trying to keep the big picture reasonable. A touch of chlorine and hang on.
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    I've had almost 9" since October 1!
    Sad, are you sure you did not mean May 1, which would still be sad, but less so.
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    I had cya levels over 100 so I had drained my pool about 1/2 down (about 10k gallons). When I came home one day I shut the pump down and thought I would start the house up to refill it after dinner.

    When I checked on the pool after the downpour it was already overflowing.

    I'm ready for some sun.
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    If you call and get a busy signal, thats me on the phone with him!


    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Just realize that when you replace as much water as we have around here lately-----ain't no chemistry gonna stand up stable to that! NORMAL rain doesn't effect chemistry much at all. THIS----------ain't normal!

    I got Noah on speed dial for advice.
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    Definitely NOT normal rain this spring. I have added CYA 3 times and I am low and added salt twice. The lake went from 13' down to 11' over and the dam has been wide open for a few weeks. I have algae growing on the ground below my pool overflow. I think I need to SLAM my yard!
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    I'm so happy to see some sun on the way to North Texas. My FC and pH levels have been holding well and pool is still clear despite draining several inches 4 or 5 times over the last couple of weeks. I'll be checking everything and adjusting tomorrow when the sun arrives.
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    I agree about the not normal rain. Glad I bought that sump pump last fall for the pool. It has been a life saver on keeping up with all the water. FC has been ok, just having to keep up with CYA and salt.
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    Glad that's over, all my numbers are good and back to swimming.
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    Amen to sun. Now back to normal chemical care.
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    Re: Rain does affect pool chemistry

    This thread is making me happy to have an auto cover. Cover pump takes care of the rest

    On the retrospect, we, here on east coast been enjoying a much more dryer spring then usual. This week is actually a first serious thunderstorm/****ty weather/cold/down pouring week we've had in 2 months or so! Looks, you folks in Texas have attracted all the rain!
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