Recent content by AlohaDoxieLady

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    When is it safe to switch from Cal Hypo to bleach?

    I've been shocking the pool with Cal Hypo for 2 days. I'm in Hawaii, and they don't sell liquid chlorine here. The cal hypo is more cost effective than bleach (when purchased in bulk), and easier to get a hold of right now during COVID. However, now that the chlorine levels are high, I shouldn't...
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    Need to drain pool, uncertain about plumbing setup

    Well, if water in the ground is what causes the pool to buckle, you are right, it probably won’t be an issue. The home is on a canal, and the wastewater goes out along the back wall. I imagine it drains through the ground into the canal. I have read the ABCs, and a bunch of other articles...
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    Need to drain pool, uncertain about plumbing setup

    Hi there! I’m on Oahu. I did do the dilution test, as when I first tested it was close to the 100 mark. I say around 100, because it’s hard to judge exactly when the dot disappears, depending on lighting and such. It was pretty close to the 50, maybe a little bit over (closer to 45). I...
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    Need to drain pool, uncertain about plumbing setup

    I recently rented a home with a pool, and I’m responsible for maintaining it. When I got here the pool was crystal clear, but I had no concept of how to care for it. The landlord said he would have his handyman come teach me how to take care of it. I didn’t know the pool should be checked and...