So with all the rain we have had here in the last 2 weeks, I'd thought I'd share my misery. I feel like this is Seattle, it has rained nonstop here since Thursday.
It was shear genius of me to turn off my heater Labor Day weekend as mother nature has ensured there we be no more swimming!
In the last 10 days I have made 4 seperate trips out to the pump to drain off 3 inches of water at a time. The pool overflowed twice during the monsoons, so with the drainings/overflow I estimate we've had at least 14-16 inches of rain. We've had the remnants of three hurricanes make their way up here. I need to go out and drain off another 2, but since the water drains to the corner of the yard and there is still an inch of water sitting there I think I'll wait till tomorrow. I'm amazed our sump pumps did not give out as they have been running constantly.
I have been adding chlorine when I can get out there and my test results have all been fine, I was surprised to see my PH rising a bit, which is okay by me because it was on the low side a few weeks back. CYA is gone, it was 25 before all the dilution. But I'll wait till Spring opening to add some. I've got my solar cover on to keep the sun from wreaking havoc and help it stay somewhat clean before I close, I hate vacuming from outside the pool. No traces of CC's, course no evaporation either which at this point would be a good thing...
I had planned to close the pool next week, but I think I'll wait a couple weeks and make sure nothing develops, especially if we get a warm spell. The water is still pretty warm, probably around 80 degrees. Okay, end rant.