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    Ongoing Nuisance Algae Problem

    A little late, but just wanted to weigh in and let you know you’re not alone. I just closed my pool for the season, but I had a very similar experience. My pool is fiberglass so there really just is not many places for the algae to hide, but there it is, every so often throughout the season...
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    Closed. Thank you.

    Will have to do next year. Everything is disassembled and packed away. I’ll take pictures when I open the pool as one of the adapters is in the skimmer - sorta like a blow through gizmo.
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    Closed. Thank you.

    Thank for all the help from this site, I got up the nerve to close my pool on my own this year. Took me a few days getting the chlorine up and hand vacuuming the bottom and waiting for the temp to hit 60, but yesterday was go time. All I have is a skimmer and three outlets. I repeated what...
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    Process for blowing out lines - questions.

    I'm closing for the first time. My plan is to copy the person's process who closed it last year (first time after pool build). I bought a cyclone and I will be blowing out from the skimmer. My openings are three outlets (jets) and two laminars (water feature). My plan is to blow from the...
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    Last swim. Closing the pool soon.

    Today was the last nice and warm day in SE Michigan. We had a great last swim. Got the pool nice and warm (89 degrees) and both daughters and the grand kids showed up. Now I’ll let the water cool down and get the chlorine up and do the final closing in a couple days. We want to take a little...
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    Latest results. CYA dropped.

    That’s what everyone says, but it’s hard to explain why mine dropped so much so soon. Didn’t have hardly any splash out and the rain and subsequent draining doesn’t make sense to account for the drop. Time? I don’t know, does it deteriorate with time? Doesn’t seem like that would account for...
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    Latest results. CYA dropped.

    I’ll have to take your word/experience for it. Thanks for your input.
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    Latest results. CYA dropped.

    Went to the pool store to pick up some antifreeze and had them check my CYA. They tested it to be 17. I have no idea what could be happening but I only had about 6 inches of rain, which I pumped out, and my CYA was over 60 before that. I did have some evaporation and put in a couple inches a...
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    Latest results. CYA dropped.

    My local store is an independent shop which I think helps. Regardless, I do absolutely agree that I don’t listen to anything they say about the results. I respect the fact that one cannot serve two masters. That would drive me crazy. I’m committed to the TFP process. No worries there...
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    Latest results. CYA dropped.

    In all seriousness, I'm so happy with the pool, and thankful for the life I’m living in retirement, none of this bothers me. I kind of enjoy the chemistry nature of keeping the pool clean and challenges just make it that much more interesting. Of course, having a great resource like this site...
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    Latest results. CYA dropped.

    My latest numbers: FC 15 PH 7.8 CYA 30 TA 60 CH 150 Salt 2600 Temp 71 CSI -0.38 We had about 6 to 7 inches of rain the past couple days and I’ve had to pump that out to get back to a proper level. Could that account for such a large drop in CYA? My one concern is that I just got new...
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    Much rain. What would you do?

    Rain hasn't stopped yet today, but I'm glad I got that window of opportunity yesterday. I'm almost positive it would have hit the coping last night if I wouldn't have drained some off. I think we'll get a break in the rain later today. I might try to pump more, but thankfully, tomorrow is...
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    Much rain. What would you do?

    We got a couple hour break in the rain, so begrudging, I got the submersible pump out. It’s going now. A solid hour should get me back under the top of the skimmer. I’d like to see it skimming if possible.
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    Much rain. What would you do?

    This made me think. I have laminars. I could just point them out of the pool and turn them on if I had to get the water out using the main pump. I might do that.