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  1. Jeetyet

    Skimmers always clean

    Where is your water level in relation to the skimmer opening?
  2. Jeetyet

    First Time Pool Owner...New to Forum

    Congrats! Just a little tweaking and you should be all set. As Brushpup said you might want to bring FC up some, especially until things get settled and you get a feel for how much you'll be losing each day to sunlight. You never want FC to drop below minimum recommended level so dose a bit on...
  3. Jeetyet

    First Time Pool Owner...New to Forum

    Lookin' good! :goodjob: Your CH has fell lower than the recommended range for a plaster pool. I don't think there'd be a problem waiting until you're done draining to worry about that, but I'll have to defer to someone experienced with plaster.
  4. Jeetyet

    New home, new pool, new test kit, unexpected results

    The only possible "glitch" I see in your plan is that with a CYA of 140 your minimum FC is just a bit over 10, and you may have to let it drop a little below that to get an accurate pH test result. Given the lower water temps during the winter letting FC drop a bit below minimum temporarily...
  5. Jeetyet

    First Time Pool Owner...New to Forum

    Assuming your CYA 120 result is accurate and your water depth in the shallow end really is 3.5 ft, then draining that amount, all at once (66.5%), should get you down to CYA of 40 and that would be pretty much perfect. Alternatively... two 2.25 ft drains would get you there as well, if you'd...
  6. Jeetyet

    New home, new pool, new test kit, unexpected results

    I will defer to your greater experience and expertise, but, I can't follow the logic of adding chemicals that will be shortly drained away. :scratch: If there was an extended period of time (several days) between adding the chemicals and draining most of the water I could understand the...
  7. Jeetyet

    First Time Pool Owner...New to Forum

    Whether or not you tackle the CYA level now, wait until next season, or do it incrementally between now and then is up to you. The main reason for keeping CYA between 30 and 50 is that at higher levels the amount of chlorine required to defeat an algae outbreak becomes increasingly cost...
  8. Jeetyet

    New home, new pool, new test kit, unexpected results

    If you intend to address your high CYA before closing I would take care of that first. Otherwise you're just adding chemicals that will be drained to waste when you lower the CYA level, plus the fact that your fresh fill water will cause a change in your pH and TA levels requiring less chemicals...
  9. Jeetyet

    First Time Pool Owner...New to Forum

    While your total amount drained may equal 70% of your volume, multiple drain/refills don't correlate to a 70% drain done all at once. For example: If you start with 100 CYA, drain 70% all at once, you end with 30 CYA. If you start with a 30% drain and refill, you drop CYA to 70. Another 30%...
  10. Jeetyet

    First Time Pool Owner...New to Forum

    Assuming that your pool walls are vertical down to at least the bottom of the shallow end a 1 foot drain should reduce your volume and therefore your CYA level by about 19 percent. So your 1.25' drain should have reduced your CYA level by about 24 percent. IF your current reading of CYA is...
  11. Jeetyet

    Fire pit question

    Interesting! Never knew that. In that case are the only flow restrictions the regulator at the tank and how wide you crank the on/off valve at the pit? I've never owned a gas firepit, but if thats the case I can envision one helluva weiner roast. :mrgreen:
  12. Jeetyet

    Fire pit question

    Natural gas is low pressure and has a larger orifice to compensate for that. Propane is high pressure. If you were to run propane thru a larger orifice and burner designed for natural gas you would have the capacity for greater gas flow and therefore a much larger flame. Since its a firepit that...
  13. Jeetyet

    Unusual situation, replaced bad DE filter with sand, cloudy

    Re: Unusual situation, replaced bad DE filter with sand, clo +1 to what Isaac-1 said. IF you can trust those numbers, everything looks to be within, or very close to, the recommended ranges except for pH. Work on getting that right and wait until you get your own kit & some accurate numbers...
  14. Jeetyet

    How best to manage high CYA

    So your dilution result is still 90 to 100, basicly where you were to start with. If you have plenty of reagent, and want to play, you can do the half & half dilution like before, THEN dilute that solution with half tap water again. Perform your test and multiply result by 4. As it is, given...
  15. Jeetyet

    Sand coming out during rinse after backwashing

    I don't know whether or not it could cause damage, but, if its still under warranty I think I'd make at least ONE more call to the scoundrels. :mrgreen:
  16. Jeetyet

    How best to manage high CYA

    I'd just go ahead with replacing about half the water and re-test when done. Whether or not you can do so all at once or should do several partial drain/refills would depend on the level of your ground water. If you have a high water table and drain too much at once you risk damaging the pool...
  17. Jeetyet

    Sand coming out during rinse after backwashing

    OMG! :roll: Glad you found it. At least now you know who NOT to call again... EVER!
  18. Jeetyet

    How best to manage high CYA

    A CYA reading of 100 is at the top limit of what the test will read, so your level is probably much higher than that. How did you get these results? Pool store, or do you have your own kit? If the results are from the pool store the CYA test is the one they get wrong most often so its probably...
  19. Jeetyet

    Filter sending dirty water back into pool

    Sure looks like algae to me! If I understand it correctly, live algae is harder to filter than dead and adding the DE helped to catch some of the live stuff and would work even better if it was dead. Probably the "dirty" water coming from the filter after a restart is dead algae instead of dirt.
  20. Jeetyet

    New pool owner need help to reduce cc level

    The product referenced is Cal-Hypo 65%. Adding 10kg to a 50,000L pool would raise FC by about 130ppm and CH by about 90. So, of the granular/powdered chlorine products at least you used the least "harmful" one. Your CYA level should be the same as before adding the Cal-Hypo. Whether or not the...
  21. Jeetyet

    Cloudiness help

    Apparently there is an invisible ink setting on the forum, so, I'll just wish you luck, pwrstrk.
  22. Jeetyet

    Recurring algae problem and disappearing Chlorine...

    Didn't I see a post somewhere about using a 5ml sample when you were getting low on reagent or trying to maintain a higher FC level? Then each drop counted as 1ppm FC. Is there some reason, other than the increased loss in accuracy, why that would not be a good idea?
  23. Jeetyet

    Another homemade fountain

    My chiropractor said to tell you thanks! :mrgreen:
  24. Jeetyet

    Unable to stop algea and high CYA

    Re: Its an Ozone system.
  25. Jeetyet

    Cloudiness help

    I assume the number you're referring to is "120". When you got that result, how did you perform the test? Do you intend to use the SWG, or will you be leaving it not hooked up? I'd still like to know if you added "Clorox 2" to your pool.
  26. Jeetyet

    No chlorine

    Until you get your own reliable test kit and stay out of the pool store you're never going to get your pool under control. That may sound a bit harsh, but, its the truth and the foundation of the methods taught here.
  27. Jeetyet

    Filter sending dirty water back into pool

    Sand filter way too small for your pool. Pump too large for the filter. Bad spider gasket, or some other multi-port problem. Channeled sand. Not enough sand. Waiting too long between backwashings. Not rinsing long enough after backwashing. Thats probably not an exhaustive list and I'm no expert...
  28. Jeetyet

    Need Help/Advice...

    You're not going to be able to get an accurate test result for pH until FC falls below 10.
  29. Jeetyet

    Low chlorine/No free chlorine

    Sounds like the crud you found in the light niche could've been the source of your problem, but, given the pita you've had so far I hesitate to say so. :) If you can get a brush in there I'd scrub the niche (light housing too) thoroughly every chance I got while keeping the FC at slam level for...
  30. Jeetyet

    (yet another) first time pool owner in need of advice

    Makes ya want to grab the postman and drag him back to the pool and say, "Look!, just LOOK AT THAT!", hunh? :cheers: