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    Help! Pipes and equipment might freeze

    Thanks for the advice. I think it made it through the night okay and I've found a company to come out and blow the lines today
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    Help! Pipes and equipment might freeze

    We tried to blow the lines with a leaf blower but it wasn't powerful enough to get all the water up and over the skimmer. Should I run to the hardware store and get some pool antifreeze to pour in the skimmer line?
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    Help! Pipes and equipment might freeze

    An empty jug? What would the jug do?
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    Help! Pipes and equipment might freeze

    The water temp is at 42f. We drained the equipment but there is water in the skimmer...
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    Help! Pipes and equipment might freeze

    The water temp is at 42f. We drained the equipment but there is water in the skimmer...
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    Help! Pipes and equipment might freeze

    I am finally closing my pool after giving up on a safety cover and buying a tarp. My pool builder was supposed to close it today so I drained the water down. Well, he no showed and isn't responding. I suppose I should have expected this given my past experience with them. It is supposed to get...
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    Not closed yet

    I'm in Canada and still open. Impatiently waiting on a winter cover
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    White film on sides - algae, calcium or bacteria?

    My fiberglass manufacturer recommends a minimum of 350 ppm calcium hardness otherwise the water can leach calcium out of your coating. Are you able to take a water sample to a pool store to test for that if you don't have a test kit?
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    Help with pool SLAM and green water!

    Is it possible that you have high copper levels? Copper will turn green when oxidized (i.e. when shocking)
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    Liquid chlorine vs tabs

    The pucks may work for now but your CYA will continue to increase and then you will need higher and higher chlorine levels to get the same result. As for copper, that will build up as well and you will end up with staining or green hair. The only way to lower the level will be to drain and...
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    White film on sides - algae, calcium or bacteria?

    This thread might be helpful: https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/white-chalky-residue-on-fiberglass-pool.29948/page-2
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    Why do they not make winter covers with drains?

    That explains it. Sorry to cause confusion.
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    Why do they not make winter covers with drains?

    https://blog.intheswim.com/dealing-with-snow-on-your-winter-pool-cover/
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    Why do they not make winter covers with drains?

    I am referring to a safety cover which doesn't sit on the water. The water level can sit 18 inches below the cover
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    Solar Cover in the Winter

    Won't the cover get slimey when its rolled and covered all winter, or do the cold Temps prevent that? I won't be able to get the dry before storing because It will be cold and snowing at that time