Recent content by JPMorgan

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    Lower pH or leave alone?

    Thanks, Splash. I realized that I asked this same question on the Forum about this time last year... but I appreciate the "refresher". Dropped the pH down a little bit today. Should be good to go for closing on Sunday.
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    Lower pH or leave alone?

    I will close my pool on Sunday for the season. Recent tests show all levels within appropriate ranges. With pH of 7.8 and water temp of 55, I get a CSI of -.17. As water temp drops, Pool Math shows that CSI also drops. If I lower pH to 7.6, CSI drops even more. Should I just leave the pH...
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    Safety Cover Recommendation

    Yep. Moved just 3 miles away and sold to my daughter. I plan to hang out at my old pool quite a bit next summer! :) Mesh sounds like the way to go. If the silt "nicely settles" on the bottom, I assume you vacuum that to waste before doing much else with the pool when opening in the spring...
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    Safety Cover Recommendation

    Looking for a new Meyco Saftey Cover for a 25' x 50' pool. What should I expect to pay for just the cover? Any thoughts on solid vs. mesh covers.... pros and cons? I'm assuming a solid cover would keep the pool cleaner, but would have to continuously pump water off of the cover, whereas mesh...
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    Is this a pump that will continuously feed liquid chlorine into the pool at a set rate? What about using MPS to oxidize contaminants?
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    The only thing I can say is that the indoor pool doesn't seem to get much use. Not sure why, but I rarely see anyone in it. It looks inviting... it's clear, maintained at about 85 degrees, and is properly balanced and sanitized (based on my tests). I guess there's just not that much interest...
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    Bottom line in terms of your advice seems to be...... convert it to a Cl pool in order to avoid complications and problems that come with bromine. I'm going to push for that, especially since the bromine feeder seems to be malfunctioning. Will push for a drain and refill and then start using...
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    I can do this just to check to see if I get any level of CC.
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    Quick update: When testing for bromine level recently it was quite high (above limit specified in regulations). Bromine feeder was turned off, but level remained high. (Pool does not get used heavily.) I was advised by pool company to add a neutralizer to bring down the sanitizer level...
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    Trying to find out what they are paying the pool company to come out 3x per week to maintain the pool. I think we could reduce this to a weekly visit with my involvement in testing, balancing, and sanitizing the pool. I suspect the savings would pay for a small robotic cleaner in short order...
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    They are very lackidaisical about this. I have seen logs that have no entries for many days. If I stay involved I am going to fill out the logs as required! The current regulations require 3 years of daily logs to be maintained with the initials of the person doing the testing.... am and pm...
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    Okay. Is the CH as important in an indoor pool as an outdoor pool?
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    How would I know if the drain and refill is necessary vs. just turning off the bromine feeder, leaving the water and starting to use liquid chlorine as a sanitizer? When testing for sanitizer level, when would I start using .5 x # of drops to measure Cl vs using 1.125 x # of drops for bromine?
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    I certainly don't know since I just moved here and I sincerely doubt anyone here could answer that question, including the pool company.
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    How to Maintain a Bromine Pool

    I would prefer to do this, as I understand a chlorine pool much better than I do a bromine pool. So just let the bromine feeder use up all the tabs in the feeder and then turn it off? Then I can just start adding liquid chlorine to sanitize the pool? That simple? No issues with using chlorine...