Temp is probably 50! Air temp this weekend will be in the 40s, but we got 70 degrees yesterday so there’s hope. I think deck will be in within about 3 weeks. Hopefully sooner, but I’m preparing myself. Then the autocover can go in — after fishing all those leaves out of the skimmer and worrying about one getting sucked down, I won’t be sad to have less of that to worry about. Where’d all these leaves come from?!What is the temp of your water right now? Here is hoping you can jump in this weekend! Any idea when they will do the decking and such?
Interesting. The PB folks put me down for 23,000 gallons in their computer --- I'm not sure whether that was some default number or intentional. I'll ask. Did the calhypo result in the crazy chlorine reading, do you think? I definitely plan to use liquid chlorine in the future, but I'd wanted to do what the pool folks want for right now (plus, they're giving it to me for "free") while we're still within the contract period (so if something goes wrong, I can point to their chemicals). Is there a longterm problem potential if I go that route?
There needs to be an LOL button!You know have a pool and they all told their friends. There's no escaping from the leaves now. If you didn't have a tree within a mile of your house, they would still find you.
Why ask? They sold you more than you thought you were buying. It is what it is.Interesting. The PB folks put me down for 23,000 gallons in their computer --- I'm not sure whether that was some default number or intentional. I'll ask.
It gave you exactly the FC reading I said it would in post #76. Pay attention to the chemicals you are adding and use PoolMath to tell you the effect of adding chemicals BEFORE you add them.Did the calhypo result in the crazy chlorine reading, do you think?
You now have your CH level at 200 which is ok. Your fill water is CH 100 and your water will accumulate CH over time from the fill. You don't want to artificially raise your CH using cal-hypo. Too high a CH will cause problems and the only way to lower CH is by draining. So don't add any more CH using cal-hypo.I definitely plan to use liquid chlorine in the future, but I'd wanted to do what the pool folks want for right now (plus, they're giving it to me for "free") while we're still within the contract period (so if something goes wrong, I can point to their chemicals). Is there a longterm problem potential if I go that route?
You are going to get dirt into the pool until the construction is complete and the deck is in.I'm going to pick up a loaner robot from the PB today around lunchtime. The water was DEFINITELY better this morning --- I can see the bottom! --- but it's a gross mess in there. I'll feel a lot better if I can get the gunk out. I'll also get some CYA while I'm there...
Good question! We thought about this and decided it would get left on and attract bugs and be gross. There will be light bleeding over from the patio/indoors, and it's unlikely that I'll need to use it in darkness. If I do, I decided I would bring a flashlight or use my phone flashlight. I guess I could put one in and set it on a timer.... I'm going to think about this. Also, a camp lantern would work if we had a party that I thought would go late....
Other thoughts? They're digging this morning and it's getting REAL. This feels like either my best idea or my worst idea ever.
Thanks! We’ll have four separate switches for bathroom, main indoor space, patio, and the equipment area. Bathroom will be combo light and exhaust and it’ll be on a motion sensor and timer. Main indoor space also on motion sensor and timer. Outside I’m trying to figure it out. I need something outdoor rated but I want it on a timer also. (Can you tell I have a real aversion to the idea of noticing from my bathroom that the light is on outside and having to go turn it off myself?). For the shower, I’m thinking about small solar powered motion sensor lights that I can install towards the top of the outer wall of the shower. That would solve my problem of having to have an outdoor rated light switch there.I’m late to the game. Nice build.
I would also add a light and throw it on a timer. If u forget timer takes over. Or you can still turn it off when done. The other thing I thought but wasn’t sure how far you are is have a separate light switch for the bathroom bs storage area. I’m still reading so I’ll stop there.