Please tell me this isn’t as bad as it seems

Alc210

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Oct 28, 2018
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Lansdale
Good evening

My new inground pool is almost 30 days old. We have some crazy storms going on right now in PA. My wife just sent me this picture. Please tell me I am going to be able to fix this with chemicals and I don’t need to drain the entire pool. It was crystal clear this morning when I left for work. I have gotten a really good grasp on the chemicals in the balance sheet. But this appears to be a lot more experience to fix
 

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Pperc15

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May 17, 2019
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Philadelphia
Good evening

My new inground pool is almost 30 days old. We have some crazy storms going on right now in PA. My wife just sent me this picture. Please tell me I am going to be able to fix this with chemicals and I don’t need to drain the entire pool. It was crystal clear this morning when I left for work. I have gotten a really good grasp on the chemicals in the balance sheet. But this appears to be a lot more experience to fix
I’m near you. This storm is wild! Im not home yet, but hoping not to find a mess when I get there!
 

borjis

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Aug 19, 2014
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You might look around at recent posts. someone had this happen to their pool recently too (last week I think).
They had it cleared up in a few days.
 

HeyEng

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Nov 7, 2018
417
Oklahoma City, OK
You might look around at recent posts. someone had this happen to their pool recently too (last week I think).
They had it cleared up in a few days.
Yep, that was me. Looks like the pool overfilled creating a lake of your pool. The good news is that you won't necessarily have to SLAM the pool, just have to get the sediment out of it. Here is the link to the thread that shows how I was able to clear my muddy mess in less than 2 days.

I have very little experience with a pool, but the good folks here are great at helping out us newbies and you can see with my post that you can fix it without too much trouble.


There are several threads that discuss what to do if excessive rain is expected/occurring and how to help this from happening. Biggest thing is keeping the pool from overfilling and reducing any run-off from nearby landscape.
 
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Alc210

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Oct 28, 2018
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Lansdale
Yep, that was me. Looks like the pool overfilled creating a lake of your pool. The good news is that you won't necessarily have to SLAM the pool, just have to get the sediment out of it. Here is the link to the thread that shows how I was able to clear my muddy mess in less than 2 days.

I have very little experience with a pool, but the good folks here are great at helping out us newbies and you can see with my post that you can fix it without too much trouble.


There are several threads that discuss what to do if excessive rain is expected/occurring and how to help this from happening. Biggest thing is keeping the pool from overfilling and reducing any run-off from nearby landscape.
Thanks for the info
I’ve had my filter running since I got home and noticed the pressure is dropping slightly
My neighbor said to keep an eye on it
Is this on?
 

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Alc210

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Oct 28, 2018
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Lansdale
Thanks for the info so far

Is there any chance that this can be a pool builder problem ?
We went to a local pool store and they said it’s something that should be on the pool builder. They didn’t even want to sell us chemicals to fix it
We don’t have mud on the pavers around the pool so I don’t know if it is the grading
The pool store said it can be coming from under the pool
 

Bama Rambler

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That looks like a sand filter in the picture, but I really can't tell. If it is a sand filter (or cartridge for that matter) and you don't have infloor cleaning heads, then that pressure is pretty high. Provided the gauge is correct.
 

HeyEng

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Nov 7, 2018
417
Oklahoma City, OK
Thanks for the info so far

Is there any chance that this can be a pool builder problem ?
We went to a local pool store and they said it’s something that should be on the pool builder. They didn’t even want to sell us chemicals to fix it
We don’t have mud on the pavers around the pool so I don’t know if it is the grading
The pool store said it can be coming from under the pool
From the picture, it just appeared that the pool overfilled and became "one" with the land. Most pools have an overflow protection of sorts, but with very heavy rains that last a while, it may not be able to keep up. Not sure what you chemicals you are looking for...here, the solution is filtering, keeping it stirred up and if you think there is algae, then SLAM the pool.

It would be helpful if you could post the details of your pool/equipment in your signature line. The filtering action of a cartridge vs sand filter is different and the procedure is slightly different as well.
 

Alc210

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Oct 28, 2018
8
Lansdale
From the picture, it just appeared that the pool overfilled and became "one" with the land. Most pools have an overflow protection of sorts, but with very heavy rains that last a while, it may not be able to keep up. Not sure what you chemicals you are looking for...here, the solution is filtering, keeping it stirred up and if you think there is algae, then SLAM the pool.

It would be helpful if you could post the details of your pool/equipment in your signature line. The filtering action of a cartridge vs sand filter is different and the procedure is slightly different as well.
Thanks
I will update my signature

My neighbors pool next door had no problems ... didn’t overflow at all
My concern being a new pool is that the builder screwed something up
The pool builders service company is coming out tomorrow to drain the pool
 
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