Recent content by Greg 2

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    SLAM, Empty and refill Sand Filter or ???

    So far, so good. The cl is holding steady.
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    SLAM, Empty and refill Sand Filter or ???

    What has changed you ask? I was called out of state due to a family medical issue.
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    SLAM, Empty and refill Sand Filter or ???

    6 drops = 3 FC level.
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    SLAM, Empty and refill Sand Filter or ???

    NO!! NOT PH. Chlorine test [my misprint.]. It looked clear as water without any yellow drops added. Ph IIRC was midscale.
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    SLAM, Empty and refill Sand Filter or ???

    Well, well. We returned home late last night with clear water in our pool. A [oops-edit--not ph] chlorine check this morning showed -0- on the scale. So, I poured another 3 gallons of 10% into the pool about 2 hours ago. The cl still indicates above the limits of my tester, but that is to be...
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    SLAM, Empty and refill Sand Filter or ???

    I assume the pump needs to be off as there will not be anyone to watch the sand filter pressure.
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    SLAM, Empty and refill Sand Filter or ???

    Grump grump. I got the PH back to 7.2 and was ready to SLAM first thing in the morning. Bad news though, a family emergency and have to be gone until Sunday. I hope the pool is not too bad when we get back. The current FC is still about 0.0 and am tempted to dump 4 or 5 gallons of bleach in...
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    SLAM, Empty and refill Sand Filter or ???

    I have not done a OCLT per say, but I have tested chlorine late in the evening and discovered it back to 0 in the morning. I guess that is close enough.
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    SLAM, Empty and refill Sand Filter or ???

    I am spending a lot of $$ on chlorine trying to get chemistry right in my pool. The wife is ready to call a pool pro.... Anyway the current info taken minutes ago are FC=0.0 PH=8.0 TA=90 CH=0.0. CYA=60. Background; 29 oz Borax (20 Mule) , 69 oz 10% bleach added 2 days ago--42 oz Baking...
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    Wasps the bane of our pool

    This is terrible but I still recall my younger brother dancing around when a bee/wasp/ whatever it was got up both of his pants legs. This was way back in time, he was maybe 4 or 5 years old at the time. I was not much older. I'm sure it was anything but funny to him.
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    Neat idea, I think...

    I was talking to a fellow pool owner the other day, and he told me he installed a fitting on the output side of his filter-the line going to the eyes, and placed a plant watering wand in it, pointed at the middle of the pool. He said the kids have fun with the shower, mist, etc settings while...
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    Growing Algae

    Hope to have results of water test tomorrow pm.
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    Growing Algae

    Assuming no leaks when I remove the tablets, should I plan on a SLAM or drain, scrub and refill? Well water and rain are only two sources.
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    Growing Algae

    I know, but I did not have clothes to get them this afternoon. Tomorrow probably four pm will be the soonest I can get them. Hope it will not cause weak spots in the liner. Discoloration I can live with.
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    Growing Algae

    Well, we made it back to our soon to be home. Closing tomorrow afternoon. Our pool is now filled to the eyeballs and growing algae as one might expect. I put two floaters with 4 chlorine tablets in each one in the pool. I failed to get the top on one of them and three fell out. So I guess I...