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    Solar cover strips? Will it work?

    In theory, we think it will work but I don't know what I don't know so here I am to humbly ask if it will actually make life easier with using the solar cover. I am 5'1" so I am struggling to get solar cover on and off our AGP. We fastened some utility on hooks to hold it but it fills with...
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    Gunite Pool/Spa in woods in Wake Forest

    Yes, I actually tagged yours as one to reference for that reason. So I keep thinking about the pools at the beach we go to every year at Oak Island, NC in outer banks. I have tried to search for information about the processes in here but found nothing. Luckily I just got back and took some...
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    Rainy icky mess and problems with sand in pool from filter-PROBLEM found! See note in first post.

    I think we have our situation under control. Thank you much. It passed the test last night. Last night FC 12 10:00 AM FC 11 3:00 PM FC 7.5 Kids swam 6:00 PM FC 7.5 Am I correct in my thinking? Going forward should I just try to maintain at 5 bc of all the trees or should I dial it down a bit...
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    Rainy icky mess and problems with sand in pool from filter-PROBLEM found! See note in first post.

    Pump troubleshooting, return stream was looking different and gauge says it needs to be backwashed? Is this normal? I know you're not supposed to backwash with CYA but better now than in a day I suppose. I thoroughly rinsed and packed everything yesterday.
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    Rainy icky mess and problems with sand in pool from filter-PROBLEM found! See note in first post.

    Just tested 12:00 PM FC is at 1.0 CC at 0.5 4 lbs of CYA went in at 10:00 AM So lost a bunch since this AM. I don't know if this matters but we have trees hovering over and they are constantly sprinkling organics into the pool so thinking we should always shoot for 5? Do...
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    Rainy icky mess and problems with sand in pool from filter-PROBLEM found! See note in first post.

    So last night Chlorine was at a 6. That was an hour after we put in enough in to bring it to a 5. We didn't put solar cover on. And this morning it was a 4.5. So 1.5 difference. The CYA sock is about to go in. But it says we will need 5 lbs and we don't have that much so we are going to use...
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    Rainy icky mess and problems with sand in pool from filter-PROBLEM found! See note in first post.

    We are read the overnight test instructions and are slightly under the minimum of FC of 3. Should we add a bit more chlorine to bring it up to 3? We were at 2.5 at around 5:00 PM.
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    Rainy icky mess and problems with sand in pool from filter-PROBLEM found! See note in first post.

    Will add the CYA, thank you Richard. FC 2.5 after 107 oz of 12.5% CC I am not sure this time. If the picture looks clear to you than it's zero. I thought there might have been the slightest tinge of pink but really not sure. But after one drop it was definitely clear. I have done this test...
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    Rainy icky mess and problems with sand in pool from filter-PROBLEM found! See note in first post.

    I haven't added CYA yet bc i didn't think I was supposed to until I got the chlorine leveled out?? But I have everything ready to do it. We added another 70 oz of 12.5% about an hour ago to bring it to 5. This AM we put 38 oz. Just brushed it and was going to give it a little more time to mix...
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    Rainy icky mess and problems with sand in pool from filter-PROBLEM found! See note in first post.

    @kimkats Went to do the test to bring FC to 5 and it's already all gone from this morning. This AM we added 38 oz of 12.5% bleach to bring it to 3. So I am going to bring it up to 5 and brush it like you advised. If those results changes anything let me know. PH still at 7.8. Thank you for...