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IceShadow

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Jun 8, 2019
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Milwaukee, WI
Went a week without brushing and vacuuming. I may have had some dead algae again. Since I’m going to be drawing for the new liner in the next week or so, I won’t SLAM. Before and after pic of vacuuming.

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IceShadow

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Jun 8, 2019
1,072
Milwaukee, WI
We plan to drain the pool for the liner install on our own. (Installer is giving us a small cost break to do so.) Any issues with using the pool pump for this? I was planning to use the vacuum directly into the skimmer and the side port on the pool until the water gets down close to the side port, and then move the vaccuum to the side port and pull water from there.
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
11,654
Northern NJ
You risk damaging your pool pump if it runs dry during the draining.

Much better to rent a pump at HD or buy a submersible pump.
 

IceShadow

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Jun 8, 2019
1,072
Milwaukee, WI
Well, thats a fancy new toy. If I read the cartridge correctly, they are $50 for a 6 month supply of cartridges. How does that compare to the test kit refills?
Seems fairly similar if you only have your pool open for six months of the year or so like we do up here. However, it likely wouldn’t replace traditional test kit reagents because if I ever need to slam I would need to test more than once a day. Not to mention you likely would want to check the water manually every now and then to make sure the device is working properly.

If it works like I want, I plan to use it for my daily checks instead of the test kit reagents . But I would still want to have the reagents to make sure. I plan to save time with this, not money.