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    Tropical Storm Ida and our swimming pool

    Tropical storm Ida is heading towards Cancun where we live. It's been raining sideways for the past hour. The pool is now about to spill over into the garden. I can't pump it's level down again becuase the pump room had 2-3" of water in it and it's at garden level. All the surronding streets are flooded. We are on higher ground so our street is still above the water level. We're in for a bumpy ride and we hope and pray Ida dosen't gain strenght over the warm Caribbean Sea and become a hurricane again.
    Here are a couple of pictures from 2 hours ago. The first one is of our home with the hurricane shutters closed and the second one is of the rain filling up the pool



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    Re: Tropical Storm Ida and our swimming pool

    Good luck to you Tom!

    It looks like you are prepared for a big blow with the shutters in place.
    Just like a pool owner to worry about the pool before a storm!

    Obviously you still have electricity -- a very good thing.
    Everyone knows that if the electricity should fail, there woul @! #e 8..$á³◙ ↕6æ





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    Re: Tropical Storm Ida and our swimming pool

    The rains have stopped for awhile now and I was able to pump 7" of water out of the pool. Ida seems to be gaining strength and will possibly become a hurricane again before arriving here in Cancun tomorrow sometime. So I guess this is the calm before the storm. I dosed the pool with a large container of Clorox and some algaecide to hopefully deal with all the junk that will get blown into it. Your right about the electricity, all the lines are above ground here and they are very susceptible to damage when the winds go up.
    cancunTom
    Pool size: 14,300 gals. in-ground
    Filter: Aster99 Sand
    Flow: 22m3/h
    Construction: concrete block/Stucco/Glass mosaic tile
    Pump: 2hp, 3450rpm, 220V
    Heater: RayPak P-R206AE
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    Re: Tropical Storm Ida and our swimming pool

    Good luck Tom! Be safe!
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    Re: Tropical Storm Ida and our swimming pool

    Be safe !!

    I think if it were me I would put in more bleach. Should you loose electricity you may have shocked your pool to a high enough level to help it survive a few days with no filter running and junk in it. JMO
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    Re: Tropical Storm Ida and our swimming pool

    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    Be safe !!

    I think if it were me I would put in more bleach. Should you loose electricity you may have shocked your pool to a high enough level to help it survive a few days with no filter running and junk in it. JMO
    I agree. We get torrential rains here, sometimes 6-10 inches in 24 hours or less, with lots of gunk in the pool from high winds (last week we had 80 mph gusts and about 5" in a few hours and yes, the pool was a mess.). And when we get those we sometimes lose electricity. Keeping it at shock level will certainly help.

    Sending good thoughts and energy your way.
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    Re: Tropical Storm Ida and our swimming pool

    BTW... I love your beautiful landscaping, and WOW, fantasic grass.
    1981, 25K, IG, Blue Plaster 1996, somewhat oval, widens a bit at shallow end, 1.5" pipes, 2" at Pad, 1 separate main drain, 1 skimmer, 4 returns + dedicated cleaner return, 10 ft deep end with very fast decline from shallow, Pentair Quad 80 DE, Pentair Intelliflo VF, 3/4 HP Booster Pump (equipment pad about 8 ft below top of pool), Challanger 3/4 Trash/Emergency Pump 120v, Polaris 280 (pressure), iRobot Verro cleaner (robotic), Aquabot Turbo (robotic), Jacuzzi Tracker 4X (vacuum) Pool Blaster (Buster), Two (2) PoolSkims, Solar Breeze (solar powered top skimmer) (beta to ver. 2, release date 2010), ColorSplash LED replacement bulb. Aries 550 gal separate spa, 2002 (our 3rd and BEST spa) , BBB-Bromine

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