Recent content by salty87

  1. S

    Dark Stain on Plaster from Chlorine Puck

    Nothing else added except a little acid every now and then to keep pH down. Pre-pandemic I used bleach but it's become expensive and sometimes hard to locate. CYA level is a little low so I've been using pucks lately. Pool was originally filled by truck in 2016 but since then the level is...
  2. S

    Dark Stain on Plaster from Chlorine Puck

    Absolutely. The small stuff is just whatever debris, I hadn't swept yet. And, the spillway was running so a little turbulence on the water. Other than the 2 greyish blobs the plaster is fine. Thanks
  3. IMG_0828.jpg

    IMG_0828.jpg

  4. IMG_0829.jpg

    IMG_0829.jpg

  5. S

    Dark Stain on Plaster from Chlorine Puck

    Part of a chlorine puck (Trichloro-s-triazinetrione) ended up in the pool for a day or 2. Once removed left behind is a dark stain on the plaster. I've read about vitamin c for iron. Is there anything that can remove the puck stain? Thanks
  6. S

    North Texas landscape with palm trees after 2021 record low temps.

    Anybody's palms showing signs of life yet? Oak trees are finally sprouting new leaves. Never seen them so bare before. It's really opened up the view but in a sad kinda way. Catkins will be brutal soon. Pump filters getting cleaned today in anticipation.
  7. S

    Southern Snow

    Temps hitting the 50s today. Much of the snow has thawed. Water to the house is back w/o much damage. Pool heat pump didn't show any leaks. I didn't give it time to warm anything. Water temp is 40. The polaris pump is making an awful sound and the polaris itself isn't moving. If that's the only...
  8. S

    Southern Snow

    Just posted to the Pool Paradise thread too...I somehow missed this thread before... Water to the house froze maybe 4 days ago, can't keep track of the days we've been snowed in so long. Rolling blackouts for the last 3 days. Somehow the pool pump is still operable even after losing power for...
  9. IMG_0740.jpg

    IMG_0740.jpg

  10. S

    What does your pool paradise look like?

    Water to the house froze maybe 4 days ago, can't keep track of the days we've been snowed in so long. Rolling blackouts for the last 3 days. Somehow the pool pump is still operable even after losing power for 3-4 hours at a time in single digit temps. Tree limbs falling all around us. Ready for...
  11. IMG_0740.jpg

    IMG_0740.jpg

  12. S

    Movement of Pavers - New Travertine Paver Installation

    First post, cool! We've got a bunch of pavers (not travertine) that are dry set. They were installed 4 or so years ago. I don't remember the number but way over 1k sq ft. I can probably count on 1 hand the number that have settled lower than others. None have shifted higher.
  13. S

    Official 2021 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    Mrs Salty cooked something over the holidays that didn't get smoked. (the horror, right?) Left an opportunity to smoke a side item....mashed potatoes! They were a real hit. Cube & boil them mostly like normal except pull them out of the water a little early. Smoke the cubes in a basket then...
  14. S

    Official 2021 BBQ, Smoking, Grilling, Baking and Beer thread

    We smoked a 2 rib, 5lb roast at 240 degrees. Took about 30-35 mins/lb to get 133 internal for a dark pink result edge to edge.