Recent content by colon001

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    What reel to purchase

    Thanks a lot!
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    What reel to purchase

    Hello community, I plan on buying a reel for a solar cover and I see I can spend anywhere from $150 to $1,000. Any particular suggestion? My main concern (maybe unjustified) is that the reel will tip over when reeling in the blanket if I factor the cover weight and the drag on the water surface...
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    Small white particles floating

    Wow, thanks! Loved your scientific approach :thumleft:
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    Small white particles floating

    Thank you, this is the latest pre SLAMMING. FC: 7.5 Ph: 8 (I since corrected it) TA: 110 CH: 250 CYA: 60 Two questions: Based on pictures, could they be dead/white algae? Could they be the residue of Calcium Chloride I added weeks ago? Thanks!
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    Small white particles floating

    I returned to my pool after Irma to some debris and algae. Worked my way through the SLAM process and now the water is clear. I keep finding on the surface some extremely small particles that appear "hard" as per picture. They are so small that my skimming net wouldn't pick them up. I read some...
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    Prep for hurricane

    Does anyone recommend to leave the cover in place? I would imagine only extreme winds would be able to physically lift it given water superficially tension... Thanks in advance
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    Help! Pool drained while away

    The neighbor came to check the level because of some rain. he never drained before. He was ready to maybe drain yesterday when discovered the level so low
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    Help! Pool drained while away

    I have a valve before the filter to direct water to waste. However the hose for that was already close to the front of the house so that could quickly be deployed. They should've seen a ton of water out there.
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    Help! Pool drained while away

    Thanks will keep your suggestions in mind. Especially to mist the plaster.
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    Help! Pool drained while away

    I've been out of town for a few weeks and for good measure I drained the pool a bit to compensate for rain abundant in this period of the year. I also pointed an old webcam to the pool from the inside to get a sense of the pool. My concern was overflow. Up until last week the level appeared ok...
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    PH reagent

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    Burning eyes

    Thank you Joy very helpful and enlightening!! Appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Burning eyes

    Thank you Joy! However before slamming Ph was at 7.6 too. Should I expect a big swing in Ph? Could FC be the cause? Not questioning your advise just trying to understand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Burning eyes

    Help, I need this to be taken care or my wife will get a pool service :) I had algae and followed the instructions to SLAM my pool. Now the water is crystal clear. After a few days we finally get back in the pool. However eyes are burning and the smell of chlorine is very strong. Tested the...
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    Borates addition calculation spreadsheet

    Well that was a waste of everyone's time! :) Thank you for the info!