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    Want to take over my pool maintenance

    Finally had the water recycled. It was such an easy process. The tech came out and tested the water. My 2 main concerns were the Calcium hardness(925) and the CYA(300+). When the recycle was done my CH was 75 and CYA was 15. Since they do connect to outside faucet I can not say how much water I...
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    Want to take over my pool maintenance

    That is great to hear I can eventually get my pool stable enough to go on vacation without constant monitoring. Our intent in retirement was to travel. Travel plans on hold until the world opens back up so plenty of time to get to know my pool. With all the great advice I have been getting on...
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    Want to take over my pool maintenance

    I ask myself that question every time he shows up. We got the pool service at first because we did not live in the home for over a year Pool was unused but up and running. Once we moved in, started reading through TFP forums and doing my own testing did I realized, not only can I do it but how...
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    Want to take over my pool maintenance

    Lol...not much. All I see him do now is add a puck and empty my skimmer basket. Didn’t even brush my pool today. (n)
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    Want to take over my pool maintenance

    We decided to go with the water recycle. They have a flat rate for pools 15000 or less, of $795, additional for larger pools. It includes balancing the water afterwards. Their recommendation is to do a pipe purge prior to the recycle. This is a busy time of the year so we are a month out. Will...
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    Want to take over my pool maintenance

    While searching the risks of draining a pool we came across water recycling. We are going to check into recycling the pool water instead of a drain and fill. The cost of a recycle is a little more than the cost of the water for a refill but not by much. My time is money too so actually it will...
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    Want to take over my pool maintenance

    Never thought of drainIng and fillIng at the same time. I will check into that.
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    Want to take over my pool maintenance

    Have not drained the pool yet. Figured I’d give this post enough time for some input. My plan was to drain with a pump and refill with 2 standard garden hoses with attached filters. Just as an added measure. Already had them so why not use them. With how high the CH and CYA are, a 50-75% drain...
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    Want to take over my pool maintenance

    First post so apologize if it is lengthy. Hello everyone! First time pool owner. Quick set up..... New pool completed in Sept 2018 with new house build. Still living in Seattle at time so hired pool builder to also maintain it until we moved in. Finally moved in Mid July 2019 when my husband and...