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    exiled's Avatar
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    howdy everyone

    hi folks,

    new pool season my 2nd and i plan on using my pool even more then last year. this season started off a little rough i uncovered my once beautiful blue sparking gem of a pool to find a hole filled with a gelatinous john deer green liquid. well i had planned a partial drain this winter since last yr my first pool owning the previous owner let the cya run over 120 so figure now was as good as time as any. so threw in the sump pump and ran it to the sewer clean out. while it was pumping hit the store 9 gallons of 10% chlorine 2 gallons of acid and a case of mt dew. Returned to my mess of a pool it was about 2/3 the way empty. ok lets do this started filling the pool hit it with a few gallons of chlorine and a a half gallon of acid right off the bat let it fill most of the way. Fired up the pump hit it with 2 more gallons of chlorine and started vacuuming 8 mins later filter was plugged. so after several days of vacuuming filter washing acid adding chlorine bombing and a whole case of (pop) my pool is now back to its former splendor . thank you to the fine folk of this site if it were not for you i would have turned the pool into a flower pot and forgot about last year.


    new set of test numbers as of 4pm
    fc 14ish <----- this is high from the shocking chlorine bombing on start up letting the sun and time take its toll
    cc 0 it didnt register
    cya 35 <-------- last yer was 120+
    ph 7.6
    ta130
    ch260
    77F
    9000 gallon fiberglass
    pentair brand 1.5hp pump and cc 150 cartridge filter
    one derbi the duck chlorine tab hold

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    Re: howdy everyone

    Looking good
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    Re: howdy everyone

    Hi exiled and welcome back,

    You cleaned it up last year and posted a pic of your beautiful sparkling pool

    Since you are in Vegas, what plans do your have for your CYA level?
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    Re: howdy everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Hi exiled and welcome back,

    You cleaned it up last year and posted a pic of your beautiful sparkling pool

    Since you are in Vegas, what plans do your have for your CYA level?

    right now i haven't a clue might add a lil bring it up to mid 40's and leave it. i know the sun burns off the chlorine but my pool is covered 80% of the time i uncover it at night to let the heat out and cover it again in the morning no need for a solar heat set up out here. im toying with the idea of enclosing my pool in a green house type pool house with darker tinted windows so i can swim yr round with the addition of a heater for the winter months.
    9000 gallon fiberglass
    pentair brand 1.5hp pump and cc 150 cartridge filter
    one derbi the duck chlorine tab hold

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