Recent content by maynard001

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    Recovering from runoff in pool - need help interpreting this

    So, I ran the dilution test as instructed and get about 120 (60 x 2) CYA. I guess it really is high. I forgot to mention earlier that I used to add 2lbs of Clorox shock once a week as well. I think that may have dichlor in it...which Richard alluded to in his response. So I guess my CYA may...
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    Recovering from runoff in pool - need help interpreting this

    Thanks Richard. I feel better about the pH and TA tests now. I have an IC40 Intellichlor SWG. The only things I've added to my pool over the years have been bags of salt and muriatic acid. I've adjusted the output on my SWG from 20% - 60% from time to time depending on my FC levels. I've...
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    Recovering from runoff in pool - need help interpreting this

    We had over 8" of rain in a few hours the weekend of 6/8. It turned my lovely crystal clear pool into this: My treatment plan was to run the pool pump 24x7, and dump about 10 gallons of bleach into the pool to kill everything. My FC levels are slowly coming down and the water is clearing up...
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    Is a SWG right for me?

    A caveat, I've only ever owned one house with a pool...so I don't have any personal experience to the contrary....but the house we're currently in came with a SWG gunite pool. The extent of my chemical fiddling over the past 6 years has been: 1. adding a few bags of salt each year 2. adding...
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    Clean-up after 8" of rain in 5 hours - UPDATE

    Well, after running the pump and polaris 24/7 for 1 week and keeping elevated chlorine levels for much of that time, I can now see bottom again! I'm pretty sure everything is dead from the SLAM, now just gotta keep running the pump to get that fine silt out of the pool and clear up the water...
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    How much bleach to SLAM a pool?

    Thanks...I figured it was something obvious that I was missing.
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    How much bleach to SLAM a pool?

    I've read through Pool School and I must be missing something. I found the Chlorine/CYA chart. So I know what my FC currently is, I know what my CYA is, and I know what shock level I'm trying to get to (in this case around 28 according to the chart). What I can't find is a chart that tells me...
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    Clean-up after 8" of rain in 5 hours - UPDATE

    Thanks everyone. Sorry for the double-post and crappy test strip picture. I know you guys hate those test strips. I actually bought a Taylor Troubleshooter kit with a DPD test a few years ago...I just never use it because my pool is very easy to maintain. Just a little muriatic acid every...
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    Clean-up after 8" of rain in 5 hours - UPDATE

    Thanks Marty. Apparently I'm too stupid to live as I now see I double posted in the same thread....so dumb. Feel free to delete the duplicate post. I can't figure out how to do it. Yes, 100% due to run-off from my yard into the pool. This just happened overnight so I haven't had a chance to...
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    Clean-up after 8" of rain in 5 hours - UPDATE

    Sorry for the double-post. Didn't realize until after I posted that I accidentally put this in "Just Getting Started". I think this forum is the more appropriate place. We just had the worst rain event of my life here in Memphis. They're estimating that the metro area got anywhere from 8" -...
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    Clean-up after 8" of rain in 5 hours - UPDATE

    We just had the worst rain event of my life here in Memphis. They're estimating that the metro area got anywhere from 8" - 11" over a 4 hour period last night. It's tough to say for sure because most people's rain gauges overflowed :). Anyways, my pool was nice and blue yesterday, now it...
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    Light fixture replacement - how hard is it really?

    So the light replacement was a success! Thanks for the advice. It's so satisfying doing a job myself for $250 that the local pool store wanted $800 to do. It probably took about 4 times as long as it would have a professional because I was doing a lot of double-checking...but it should go...
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    Help with pool light

    Haha. I've done plenty of jobs around the house twice for the same reason. Since we're talking about underwater electrical i just decided to play it safe and order a whole new fixture. Install looks easy...just hope i don't have any problems pulling the new line through the conduit.
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    Help with pool light

    Thanks kadavis, I was digging through the previous homeowners' filing cabinet a few minutes ago and found the original paperwork for the pool. On the contract there are tick marks next to "Pool Light, 500W 120V"...so I think you are correct. I'm assuming that the safest thing would be to just...
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    Help with pool light

    OK, so I need some help. I took my light fixture out of the side of the pool and it's full of water...so that's obviously a problem. Also, my GFI on the side of the house that the light terminates at is flashing, which says that means it needs to be replaced. What would you do? 1. Try to dry...