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    Accidently left the hose on for ~17 hours

    Left the hose on all night and all day while at work. Happened to remember that it was still on while I was at work and a friend was nearby to go shut it off. Well the water was right at the edge! I was so mad at myself that I forgot this, my water bill is going to probably suck

    Everything should be okay, right?(as in equipment and liner. Seems fine)

    I put it back down to the normal water level as soon as I got home at ~4, then I cleaned it. Now i'm checking the water levels 8 hours later:

    I checked twice, did I really lose 1000ppm of salt because of this? I dont doubt the results, just wasnt expecting to lose that much.

    FC - 0 (the SWG has been off since earlier, heading out there with bleach in a second)
    TC - 0
    TA - ~95
    CYA - 50
    pH 7.8
    Salt - 2310 (3250 recommended, I had it at ~3400 last time I had checked not too long ago)

    26' Octagon, IG Pool, ~16gal, 5-5 1/2' deep, Liner, Sand Filter, Polaris Autoclear salt system, 3/4hp Pump, Pool Blaster Max Vacuum, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Isaac-1's Avatar
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    May 2010
    SW Louisiana

    Re: Accidently left the hose on for ~17 hours

    Don't feel too bad, I think most of us have done something like that at one point


    p.s. that is a very unusual pool you have there, does it have a flat bottom, or does it slope?
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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Accidently left the hose on for ~17 hours

    Been there, done that!

    Your pool most likely has an overflow so it won't flood over.

    Most spigots will flow about 6 gpm so you added about 6,000 gallons of water. That's probably about 30% of your pool so it's completely believeble that your salt dropped that much.
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    Jeetyet's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    Florida Panhandle

    Re: Accidently left the hose on for ~17 hours

    If you wanna really nice water bill try leaving it on from Saturday afternoon till Wednesday afternoon.
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