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    Tricky decision

    The power went out and will be for a week. No pumps. Circulation nothing. I will not be able to drain pool (41,0000 gallons). It will get cloudy soon. Should i shock and try to balance during the meantime until the power come on?. I also have a portable vacuum that let water waste away from pool when vacuuming.
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    Re: Tricky decision

    You just need to dose with liquid bleach and brush it daily, and a sump pump that sits on the pool step and helps circulate the water (back into the pool obviously) will do wonders to avoid a disastrous green take over. Take the pool FC up to SLAM level based on the CYA. FC/CYA Chart

    You will lose a bit of sparkle cause it isn't filtering though. Easily fixed once power goes back on.

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    Re: Tricky decision

    Will the portable vacuum move the water inside the pool?

    You can always use a boat paddle or straw broom to make a whirlpool and move the water around by walking around the pool a few times. Then you can pour the chlorine in and make a couple more laps to mix it in good.

    Good luck! I hope they get the power on soon!
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    Re: Tricky decision

    Are you without pump power or without ALL power?
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    Re: Tricky decision

    All power.
    1500 gallons SPA. 104°
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    Re: Tricky decision

    No need to dump it. Even if it goes green, green pools are not that hard to fix. I suppose if water is cheap then you could drain it using a siphon hose but my understanding is that nothing is cheap in Hawaii.

    Do you have a portable generator? Can you get one? If you had one, a pool pump would only need to run for about an hour or so to get decent filtration.
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    Tricky decision

    Your profile says “pool operator.” Is this a public or commercial pool?

    How is your “waste vacuum” powered? Do you have a hammerhead or pv2100??

    If you are without all Mechanicals for the time being, liquid chlorine addition while staff is brushing the heck out of it..

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    Re: Tricky decision

    OH and it is a 1500 gal spa! Not big at all. BUT he has "Pentair brominator feeder using bromine. Bi-carbonate. Calcium chloride" listed in his signature. That could change things some.
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    Re: Tricky decision

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    OH and it is a 1500 gal spa! Not big at all. BUT he has "Pentair brominator feeder using bromine. Bi-carbonate. Calcium chloride" listed in his signature. That could change things some.
    Kimkats, per his initial post he states it is a 41,000 gallon pool. I am thinking this is something different than what is listed in his signature as you noted.

    I like the laps with a paddle idea, but then again I love to canoe!
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    Bill! Great catch! I had forgotten that! I hope he got it all worked out.
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    Re: Tricky decision

    Ive been brushing overkill then shocking with good dilution then brushing again then portable vacuum then skimming the surface daily.
    So far its clear snd and ready for power up within a few days.
    Thanks for the help...
    If i was ro do this again. Liquid chlorine is the way to go.
    Thanks maddie.
    1500 gallons SPA. 104°
    IG, Plaster, 6years old.
    Sand filter Triton ll TR140.
    Taylor K-2006 Complete Pool
    Pentair brominator feeder using bromine. Bi-carbonate. Calcium chloride.

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    Re: Tricky decision

    Quote Originally Posted by whitemok View Post

    Ive been brushing overkill then shocking with good dilution then brushing again then portable vacuum then skimming the surface daily.
    So far its clear snd and ready for power up within a few days.
    Thanks for the help...
    If i was ro do this again. Liquid chlorine is the way to go.
    Thanks maddie.
    Good to hear! Liquid chlorine, aka "bleach", is the cure for a majority of pool chem issues.

    Maddie
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