You don’t want water from the pool back flowing out the spa jets and streaking the plaster under the spa returns. So get another hose going and the spa filled when the water is near the pool returns.Looking good, and going to be a long night. Do you plan on adding a second hose?
Also did you builder tell you when to start filling the spa? Mine said to do it when the water got the the height of the jets.
I've never had to add acid to my salty pool since I took ownership of it 10 months ago . pH always seems to be around 7.2-7.6. TA about 80. (usually add baking soda to control this)I asked the PB again about SWG, here is the response. For those of you with a SWG and 2+ seasons in TX, please let me know your thoughts:
Having had a pool with a salt cell before, I’m not a big fan because:
1. You have to add acid each week to maintain the ph
2. The cell will need to be removed and soaked in an acid bath quarterly
3. The salt will corrode everything around the pool
4. The stone will need to be sealed and resealed every couple years
5. They don’t produce enough chlorine in the summer, so you still have to add chlorine
6. The cell will need to be replaced every 5-7 yrs
7. The upfront cost including sealing the stone is a little pricey (we usually sell it with the easy touch 4 or 8, but I’ll find out the stand alone cost)
It’s entirely up to you, and I know it sounds strange to not try to sell you one, but I don’t think they are worth the money.
If you’re looking for softer water, I recommend adding biogaurd during startup. We used to sell it, but sold off our chemical / supply business, but you can find it online.
Prosper - Hows it going? Have they been able to turn everything on with all of this rain?
This is good info, I’m going to push for a full pressure test. I don’t want this to be a situation where there is another smaller leak elsewhere...I would ask them to do a pressure test of the pipes as well. It will not be easy to block off the main drain but it can be done.
Sorry to hear that. Hopefully they square it away soon. My leak is near an irrigation line as well...sounds like a similar situation... I’ll reach out if I need to pull in an external vendor.Thats good news, and I just had a leak detection company out yesterday.
I had been losing about 1/4 to 1/2" of water a day. I had no standing water or obvious leak signs but it just seemed off. I did the dye test, the PB did the dye test, then the PB sent the leak detection company. They did the pressure test and found it. It looks like the irrigation guy nicked one of the pool returns when fixing the sprinklers. It should be an easy fix, and hopefully yours is too. PM me if you want the name of the leak detection company.