Don't you see I'm looking for the easy way out?!
are u sure u got all the crannies
I always have thoughts!!!! Like this one. And you agree with me too
Thanks Bperry! I do love our paradise in the backyard!
Update: I drained the ladder and a whole ton of stuff came out. I'd describe it as if the people who opened the pool must have put a half bag of dichlor or cal-hypo down each side. (Maybe not a bad idea??)
I'm convinced I'll need to open up the niche at the next opportunity.
Also, there was this black gooey crud at the water line in the skimmers this morning... Any idea what that could be? Just want to make sure the high chlorine levels aren't taking off a protective film from the liner or something... (The brown discoloration below the water line is from the high alkalinity fill water from the well)
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We all get it. We do. Everybody is gung-ho for a weekend, some for a week+, but after that ?? Well the real world has to take precedence at some point. Especially this time of year with kids and the 57 end of the year celebrations from 6th grade, dance, scouts, baseball, etc etc etc. And work. And yeah. We get it.I'm questioning a lot of what I'm doing at this point. I'm trying to be diligent, but real life does get in the way.
I think most people try and top up the chlorine 3-4 times per day. Of course more is better. I’m not sure the amount of chlorine is any different in the end, but would be interested to hear if so.
It's not so much a 'stop the growth' amount so much as it's a stop it from getting exponentially out of control amount.
he's adding WAY more chlorine than this to effectively the same result...He's just on the flat side of the asymptote of that exponential growth.
Is there an upper limit you have to stay under, or do you just go scorched earth on the thing?
Curious if you are taking the water samples from ~18” below the surface in the same location every time? Also not near a return jet? Just wondering if test variation might be the cause.I haven't seen a clear answer on this. I'm willing (and interested!) to go above 'safe' swimming levels at night if it means the algae dies faster, as long as it's still safe for the liner and equipment.
So far, I've only seen to stay at safe-swimming SLAM levels of 40% of CYA.
Happy to provide as much info as I can:Curious if you are taking the water samples from ~18” below the surface in the same location every time?
Sounds like the right plan. It might be interesting to test in another spot as well to compare but that’s just grasping for ideas on what’s going on.Happy to provide as much info as I can:
Same way every time. Elbow depth in the middle of the long (40') side opposite the two skimmers, halfway between two returns.
It's likely to be a lower circulation point in the pool because of its distance from the returns and being opposite the side with the skimmers where everything is funneled to.
Also, I have all returns (four total, including two on the steps) aimed upwards to disturb the surface and ensure debris heads to the skimmer. I almost never have to skim anything out myself, unless it's very high wind.
The black gooey stuff is likely sunscreen. I see the same thing in our pool if anyone with a bunch of sunscreen on gets in. I’ve only seen it appear with the introduction of sunscreen in the water.
That makes a lot of sense. It could very easily be a mix of dirt + sunscreen.
Could that be what the chlorine is working on at night??
I have all returns (four total, including two on the steps) aimed upwards