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Thread: Pump broken, New one incoming, Chorinate?

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    Pump broken, New one incoming, Chorinate?

    Well, I filled the pool, removed the cover, pulled out my winter plumbing and went to fire up the pump. Wa wa waaaahhh, no worky. The replacement is coming on Wednesday. My water is getting pretty cloudy, should I chlorinate even though I can't really circulate? I guess I could stir it manually. Thoughts? Feelings? Comments?
    Thanks in advance.
    Size: 11370 gallons
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    pool: In-ground vinyl
    pump: ?

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    Re: Pump broken, New one incoming, Chorinate?

    Yes, chlorinate and then brush well to really get it mixed.
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    Re: Pump broken, New one incoming, Chorinate?

    Thanks Richard, I'll start shocking it tonight.
    Size: 11370 gallons
    Filter: sta-rite cartridge
    pool: In-ground vinyl
    pump: ?

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    Re: Pump broken, New one incoming, Chorinate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Earl42 View Post
    Thanks Richard, I'll start shocking it tonight.
    No, just add what it needs to maintain normal levels. You risk bleaching your liner by going too high without constant circulation.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Pump broken, New one incoming, Chorinate?

    Got it. Glad I checked back. Thanks again.
    Size: 11370 gallons
    Filter: sta-rite cartridge
    pool: In-ground vinyl
    pump: ?

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    Re: Pump broken, New one incoming, Chorinate?

    You can use a straw broom to help mix the water or get in and walk around to make it move. If you can get your hands on a sub. pump you can also put that in to move the water.

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