Recent content by bigevilgrape

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    Do quality water bags exist?

    Looks like i'll be saving up chlorine jugs for next year. I had a few set aside, but not nearly enough for this year.
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    Do quality water bags exist?

    I don't need them to last year after year, I"m just sick of 1/2 the bags leaking when I go to fill them up.
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    Do quality water bags exist?

    I'm getting sick of going to close the pool with a whole new batch of water bags and having 1/2 of them leak out of the box. I was getting them at Ocean State Joblot. This year I got them at Leslie's this year and the closures are nicer, but still half of them leaked. I'm about ready to just...
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    Vacation what to do with pool?

    i was just gone for six days and did 3 tabs in my pool with a solar cover. I put the floater under the cover in the deep end in front of a return because I wasn't sure how much it would move under the cover. Brought the pool up to the high end of the recommended level for my CYA before I left...
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    Had family watch after the pool - it didn't die!

    I was gone for 5 days. I had the solar cover on the pool + a floater with some pucks in it. Came back to a clear pool with some chlorine still in it. My brother was pet sitting for me, but I think he only swam once since the weather was cool. As long as your CYA isn't too high pucks are OK...
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    How much water do you lose per week?

    I'm up several inches this week :P
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    High CYA using pucks

    At the bottom of the pool math page there is a spot to see what happens if you add different things to the pool. If you know his pool volume you can see what those pucks are doing.
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    What's your pool cleaners name?

    Marvin II My other half suggested Martin but I misheard it as Marvin (the peranoid android) and it stuck.
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    Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

    This. I also make sure the pump is off when my robot is running as per the manual for my previous robot.
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    In floor cleaning? Worth the money?

    I'm happy with robots. With a suction size cleaner all the gunk that gets sucked up goes somewhere else in the system. I have a lot of fine debris from pollen and the like over the summer. I find it easier to clean out the robot's filter then to clean out my cartridge filter. I run it once a...
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    New pool owner of a house that was foreclosed - figuring out the puzzle :)

    I compost all the organic matter I take out of the pool. I put it in a trash can and its usually a few days before I put it in the bin.
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    How long for water to warm up?

    Mine went from 72 to 78 in past two days. I cover at night and take it off during the day. NC should be even hotter than where I live.
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    Stablizer

    I've been using them after opening to raise my CYA for the past couple of years because the prior owner left me a giant tub of them. I use the pool math app to tell me how many I need to add to get my CYA up to where it should be.
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    My pool will be closed for about a month.

    If you've been thinking about getting a robot you might want to go for it now. It will help filter the water some and help circulate it. Unless people think the debris from the construction would be bad for the robot?
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    New Pool owner opening for first time

    I've never pumped water out of my pool when opening it. I do pump water off the cover, but not the pool. If you're so inclined you can pump the water off the cover into the pool, but I prefer to keep the dirty cover water out of my hopefully clear pool water. I follow the steps from pool...