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    RAIN RAIN RAIN

    We are getting a ton of rain and is there any reason to shock the pool if the FC is holding right where it is suppose to be and the CC is 0? Check it in the evening and early morning and it is stable at 5. PH is drifting a little but I did bring it down to 7.5 and everthing else is good for now. Thanks
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    Re: RAIN RAIN RAIN

    No, no need to shock as long as the FC level is holding.
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    Re: RAIN RAIN RAIN

    I am having the same problem with the rain. I just vacuum and add bleach as needed, and check levels often. So far have only added bleach and a little cya as the rain has diluted cya.

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    Re: RAIN RAIN RAIN

    Interesting posts. It seems to me that rain alone has little affect on pool water chemistry. It's when the deck is sloped incorrectly (common) and run-off water is allowed to get into the pool that the effects are much more dramatic.
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    Re: RAIN RAIN RAIN

    Ha ha, it's raining here in Central Arkansas as we speak. We are expecting 4". I have a temp pool solution going on before we get our big one installed later this summer or early fall. We went with the 18' x 48" Intex. I have to admit that it is a pretty nice set up, except for the pump. We got a bigger one based on reviews. It works like a champ. I am using the BBB method and so far so good. Only been up since Wednesday, May 20.
    I was wondering what effect the rain would have on it. Glad to know that it doesn't have a big effect on it.
    I can tell you one thing, I will be looking for some bulk baking soda, borax and bleach.

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    Re: RAIN RAIN RAIN

    Tons of Rain in Florida any idea why it makes my water cloudy?

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    Re: RAIN RAIN RAIN

    Quote Originally Posted by cval
    Tons of Rain in Florida any idea why it makes my water cloudy?

    FC4.5
    TC 4.5
    TA 50
    CYA 40
    PH 7.4
    Are you running your SWG? If yes, then your CYA is too low. The TA is low for SWG or LC/bleach. What are your salt & CH levels?
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    Re: RAIN RAIN RAIN

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Quote Originally Posted by cval
    Tons of Rain in Florida any idea why it makes my water cloudy?

    FC4.5
    TC 4.5
    TA 50
    CYA 40
    PH 7.4
    Are you running your SWG? If yes, then your CYA is too low. The TA is low for SWG or LC/bleach. What are your salt & CH levels?
    Had to do a lot of draining with the Rain that brought down CYA level down.

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