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Re: Just Purchased Project - Delaware

Postby mknmike » Mon 12 Jul, 2021 12:44

So last night I probably dumped about a quart of DE in my pool like a clown. I contacted my pool guy, and he tested the water and sent me these notes:

Ok. I just tested for ph and chlorine. I ran out of the alkalinity test (i use a liquid test).
Ph was 7.0. And chlorine was very low.

(I mentioned that I discovered we are using Bromine tablets and a “Brominator”.

I’ll add 3 lbs of the shock.
And and add my own ph rise and alkalinity. I’ll leave the rest with you.

(I mentioned that the chlorine seemed to be one level that I was able to get into the ok zone, and it seemed be getting higher and shut off the brominator.)

Ok. I’ll turned the brominator on to 2
Added one lb of shock. 2.5 lbs of ph rise and 5 lbs of the alkalinity plus.
I left the rest of the ph and alkalinity in the garage



So I’m excited to see where everything ends ups. It sounds like the alkalinity / PH plus is something that will help us keep the PH and Chlorine balanced and not all peaks and valleys.

I have so much to learn.


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Re: Just Purchased Project - Delaware

Postby mknmike » Mon 12 Jul, 2021 12:46

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Re: Just Purchased Project - Delaware

Postby mknmike » Tue 13 Jul, 2021 17:47

I raised the level to see just how high the pool will continue holding water. I talked to my pool guy about potentially slapping the rest of the tile on as a temporary fix to kick the $10-18,000 down the road a bit more. It’s a real possibility.

He has also been coming by trying to get my PH and alkalinity up.

This is a Bromine pool, or at least it’s got a brominator and bunch of tablets in a bucket labeled bromine. So it sounds like I stick with that even though I can shock it with Chlorine. I’m learning.

Very pleased with how it’s looking.

I scrubbed the walls a little today. I was in the water doing so, and it felt so good on this hot day.


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Re: Just Purchased Project - Delaware

Postby mknmike » Fri 16 Jul, 2021 10:44

Pool is able to be enjoyed with usable bromine chemical levels, but…


I keep forgetting and leaving the waste valve of fill (hose) valve open like an idiot. I need a smarter system or at least knobs that aren’t gate valve knobs that don’t let me know they are open by just looking at them.

There are 17-19 missing tiles on the one end of the pool and various places water can clearly get behind the tile. I am going to do a temporary fix to not have to drain the pool in peak season. My pool guy is awesome and doesn’t seem to have a philosophical issue with doing the temporary fix. We need to do it to protect the pool though, and it also sucks when chunks of plaster (or god forbid concrete) falls into the pool with the splashing and enjoyment. [img]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210716/7def654e25d04aded0514198257a840b.jpg[/img]


I need to have a moment of silence for our frog that somehow ended up in the pre-pump basket. :(
I don’t think that I sucked him off the floor or left the skimmer basket off. So maybe he got past the grid on the side intake pipe. I’m guessing there was really nothing we could have done about that besides maybe not running the pump at night (when I assume it put less burden on the grid), or maybe adding a larger diffuser with smaller holes on the side intake.

Oh. My flapper also gets stuck on the skimmer and I need to fix that problem. It causes air to get sucked in when. The skimmer runs. That sucks, pun intended.
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Re: Just Purchased Project - Delaware

Postby mknmike » Wed 21 Jul, 2021 18:46

Lawn guys on the second mow for some reason blew tons of leaves and debris into the pool today. I guess this is one way to make sure I’m filtering the water well. It’s going to take a while for this to be cleaned up. The fence is shedding paint, and lots of the black paint chips are all over the bottom. I will see what the robot can handle before getting out the vacuum for the bottom.

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