Interesting method but CYA is Acid after all...I would think that a pile of acid would potentially weaken the netting. I just hung my sock on a string by the return.momof2grlz said:I put mine in my leaf net attached to the pool pole then lay the pole on the deck with the net hanging in the water near a return. Works like a charm.
Good point. Living in Houston, pools are not closed for the winter, so I forget sometimes that most (or many) people do close their pools.JasonLion said:It is common to add CYA first thing in the spring when openning the pool. Half the time there will be lots of algae and no CYA. Fighting the algae requires backwashing frequently, so the CYA can't go in the filter. By the time everything is back to normal and frequent backwashing is no longer required there is rarely any need for more CYA.
The other thing that happens is that people don't expect to need to backwash so they add CYA to the filter. Then two days later there is some sudden reason to backwash and the CYA is forgotten about, so the half or so still left in the filter goes down the drain.
It ends up being simpler to always use a sock, instead of trying to remember that you shouldn't backwash.
Hadn't thought of that, but since CYA is added rarely, I'm not too worried about ruining the net. Our pool is screened so I don't have much use for it as a leaf net anyway. At least this way, it's being used for something.Backglass said:Interesting method but CYA is Acid after all...I would think that a pile of acid would potentially weaken the netting. I just hung my sock on a string by the return.