Pool is off for fixing...how to keep water balanced?

Hachu

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Aug 11, 2020
86
Dallas, TX
Hello,

My pool is off due to burst pipe and ruined booster pump from the below freezing weather. Now that the weather is warming up to above 60s some days, what should I do to keep my pool from turning green, grow algae, protect my pebbletec plaster, etc while waiting to get pool equipments fix? Should I still test and balanced the pool as before and just sweep the walls to mix the liquid chlorine and whatever chemical that is needed to be added for a balanced pool water?

Thank you.
 

Texas Splash

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While our ambient temps are increasing, the water temp is probably still quite cold, so algae growth would be very minimal if at all. Still, you can add some liquid chlorine and manually brush it around to ensure your FC doesn't fall to zero. Keep at least 2-3 ppm of FC. Wait to test any other items until the pump is moving water again.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Should I still test and balanced the pool as before and just sweep the walls to mix the liquid chlorine and whatever chemical that is needed to be added for a balanced pool water?
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Hachu

Bronze Supporter
Aug 11, 2020
86
Dallas, TX
While our ambient temps are increasing, the water temp is probably still quite cold, so algae growth would be very minimal if at all. Still, you can add some liquid chlorine and manually brush it around to ensure your FC doesn't fall to zero. Keep at least 2-3 ppm of FC. Wait to test any other items until the pump is moving water again.


Thank you. I'll do all the test soon and adjust what is needed. Our CYA before this storm was 70. It has probably gone down now. Hopefully, won't need too much chlorine now.