Recent content by LKSmith

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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    Awesome! Will do, thanks!
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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    Got it 95% drained over night with a little help from my neighbor's submersible pump. Starting the refill. Is there anything I need to test or do while it is refilling?
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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    Thank you!!! I am going to get a pump and drain it completely! Thanks again!
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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    Yes, I did it as described and multiplied it by two the first time, but still got an unregisterable result. That is why I did the dilution test with 1/3 pool water to 2/3 tap water. Just a little more dilution, and then multiplied by three, to try to get a result that would register on the CYA...
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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    I did the dilution test using 1/3 pool water 2/3 tap water. It registered at about 120 CYA, multiplied by three = 360. ??? Should I go rent a pump to remove more water? I hate to fill, then have to empty again.
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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    My pool water sample is 70 degrees. The pool has stopped draining naturally.
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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    I did the dilution test as you described above and got the same result! I will have to buy or go rent a pump to drain more water.
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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    It is down to 6700 gallons. Is that not close enough? The amount of pool water/R-0013 I put in the CYA Viewing Tube until I can no longer see the dot on the bottom does not even reach the lowest line on the tube (100 reading). It is half way from the bottom of the tube to the 100.
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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    16,000 gallon pool is down to about 6,700 gallons. CYA level in the CYA View Tube is about half way from bottom of tube up to the 100 reading. Drain more water or is this enough water drained?
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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    I pulled the plugs on the pump which is continuing the drain. So I should be pretty empty in another day or two. Will report back. Thank ya'll so much for your help & support!
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    How Much To Drain to Remedy High CYA

    Hello again, I had posted back in December, 2020 that my husband had passed in July and I was taking over the pool maintenance. It had high CYA and I was advised to drain and start over. The task seemed a bit daunting and I put off the draining. But thanks to the snow, ice and sub freezing...
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    Newby Help - High Chems

    I believe I have a valve on my pool as well, but it is only garden hose size. I will do more investigating tomorrow and report back. Thanks for the idea!
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    Newby Help - High Chems

    Awesome, thanks... will get it done!
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    Newby Help - High Chems

    I don't have a lot of chems on hand. I just have one gallon of liquid chlorine and a bucket of the evil chlorine tablets that I will use as shooting skeet! I will need to get more liquid chlorine, muriatic acid and the CYA stabilizer.
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    Newby Help - High Chems

    Oh WOW... good to know. I will look into either buying or renting a pump. Thanks for the reality check!