Hall's Pool

Volume: 13500 Gallons
Build Type: Vinyl
6.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
64 °F
TEMP
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
Colder nights coming beginning tonight. Hope to close by Sunday- Monday at the latest.
Filter Pressure:11
6.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
65 °F
TEMP
Just waiting for the temp to drop to close. Heavy dose of cooler/then cold weather is on its way over the weekend.
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:10
A little cooler and more overcast than originally forecast. Today's water temp back down to 61. Will close as soon as possible.
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:12
8.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
61 °F
TEMP
Water temp is still above 60*. As of now, I plan to maintain the chemistry as is for a few more days. Much cooler weather is in the forecast for the end of the week. Will hold off on the closing a little bit and wait for the water temps to decrease.
Filter Pressure:11
9.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
63 °F
TEMP
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
Rainy day. Added maintenance dose of CL. Everything else is still good. Close tomorrow, I hope.
Filter Pressure:11
7.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
65 °F
TEMP
Added CL to bring back up to 8 ppm. Still planning to cover and close this weekend, weather permitting.
Filter Pressure:11
48 oz of Bleach • 7%
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
65 °F
TEMP
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
added a maintenance dose of CL to keep it above 8 ppm until I can get help to cover my pool and finally close. Probably Sat. or Sun this weekend.
Filter Pressure:10
8.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
64 °F
TEMP
Boosted chlorine a little. Waiting to close.
32 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:11
6.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
64 °F
TEMP
Filter Pressure:11
8.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
64 °F
TEMP
FC finally getting back down close to where I need to close. At 9 ppm tonight. Didn't gain alot today; lots of rain and little sun.
Backwashed
Filter Pressure:11
9.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
57 °F
TEMP
Filter Pressure:11
Still waiting for FC to drop to 8 ppm. Still at 10 ppm. Raining today and more tomorrow. Not sure when to add polyquat now. Plan to post a request for advice from TFP this morning.
10.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
120
CH
50
CYA
57 °F
TEMP
FC only dropped 2 points yesterday, even with full sun. Now at 12 ppm; figure it will be at least two-three days before I can finish the close. Plenty of cloudy, rainy days in this week's forecast.
Filter Pressure:11
12.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
54 °F
TEMP
Working through the FC drop in preparation to close.
Filter Pressure:11
14.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
56 °F
TEMP
FC held perfectly @ 17 ppm overnight (15 hrs.) and CC was 0.0 ppm. All other chems are good. Will hopefully get FC down around 7-8 by Sunday a.m. and get the Polyquat 60 in at that time. Hope to be pillowed up and covered by Sunday afternoon. Probably will lower the water and disconnect the equipment on Monday.
Filter Pressure:12
17.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
56 °F
TEMP
Brushed and vacuumed today. Added chlorine to bring up to 16 ppm for closing. Plan to run the pump for 12 hours minimum. Allow FC to drift back down to 7-8 ppm over the next couple days. Once at that level, I will add one quart of Polyquat 60 algaecide and run the pump for six hours to mix. Then we'll remove the ladder and store for the winter.
191 oz of Bleach • 7%
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:11
7.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
58 °F
TEMP
Lots of sun today, but not a lot of heat. Pool temp is back down to 60*. Next couple nights forecast to be 41-45* overnight. Added normal maintenance dose of chlorine. All other tests are in great shape.
Filter Pressure:11
32 oz of Bleach • 7%
6.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
60 °F
TEMP
12 oz of Bleach • 7%
Added a maintenance dose of chlorine. All chemistry is in good shape. Still on track to close before the end of the weekend. Today's water temp is 61*, with low tonight into the mid 40's. Should be well under 60* by Thurs/Fri.
Filter Pressure:12
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
61 °F
TEMP
Added maintenance dose of chlorine. All chemistry is good. Water temp creeped back up from 60, but the forecast is for daytime temps in the mid-60's and overnights in the low to mid 40's. Still planning to close before the weekend if possible.
Filter Pressure:11
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.4
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
63 °F
TEMP
Added maintenance dose of chlorine. PH holding at 7.4 per the drop test. I have concluded that my pH meter must have failed.
Filter Pressure:11.5
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.4
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
61 °F
TEMP
Chlorine has now settled back in since the SLAM. pH has not dropped much though. has been reading 8.4-8.3 on my meter, even after my MA addition onThursday. Today when I checked it, it had dropped to 3.4- no way! As I watched it in solution, it dropped down to 2.1. Checked my meter in the 7.0 standard solution, and it was all over the place. Went back to the drop test for pH. Reading: 7.4 Bought a cheap meter last time; will buy quality now.
Filter Pressure:12
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.4
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
60 °F
TEMP
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Added MA to bring pH down to 7.5. Also added chlorine to bring back up to 8.0 ppm
Filter Pressure:11.5
24 oz of 31.45% (20º Be) Muriatic Acid
7.0
FC
0.5
CC
8.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
64 °F
TEMP
FC has now dropped below 10 ppm, so now I can begin to rely on my pH readings. Added 9 oz. of MA; called for 26 oz. but 9 was all I had. Will pick up some more tomorrow. Several days forecast of highs in the low 60's and lows into the 40's. Closing coming soon.
Backwashed
Filter Pressure:10.5
9 oz of 31.45% (20º Be) Muriatic Acid
9.0
FC
0.0
CC
8.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
65 °F
TEMP
Cl still drifting down. Lots of wind filling skimmer basket with leaves. Will turn filter off overnight to avoid damage to the basket.
Filter Pressure:12
12.0
FC
0.0
CC
8.0
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
65 °F
TEMP
Chlorine has dropped from SLAM level (20) to 11. This took about 2 1/2 days. Should be down to around 8-8.5 ppm by tomorrow night. Will have to get an accurate reading on pH as soon as we drop below 10 ppm of chlorine. Around 1.5 inches of rain projected over the next two days. When it stops, I will brush and vacuum the pool again. Water temps are in the mid-60's; closing is not too far off now. Leaves are starting to drop quite a bit.
Filter Pressure:12
11.0
FC
0.5
CC
8.0
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
66 °F
TEMP
Passed OCLT with 0ppm of clorine lost and 0.0 CC. Will now begin preparing to close once pool water gets a little closer to 60*. I intend to leave it uncovered as long as possible to shed heat. May have to modify that plan if the leaf drop becomes too much to contend with. Overnight temp was 44* this morning,with copious amounts of steam coming from the pool water. That's good!
Filter Pressure:12
22.0
FC
0.0
CC
8.0
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
65 °F
TEMP
Disconnected the heat pump and blew out the lines today. Also added chlorine to get back to SLAM level to complete an OCLT overnight.
Filter Pressure:12
22.0
FC
0.5
CC
8.0
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
68 °F
TEMP
Added 143 oz. of cl to bring back up to SLAM level.
143 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:12
14.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.9
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
68 °F
TEMP
Finally have gotten FC down below recommended SLAM level. Got lots of sun yesterday. Plan is to take it back up to SLAM (20ppm) this evening, let it mix for an hour, then do a final OCLT tonight. Will brush and vacuum and clean out filter basket and skimmer baskets when cleaning is completed. Then set up the OCLT.
Filter Pressure:12
18.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.9
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
66 °F
TEMP
Took a chlorine reading right at dusk for my OCLT. Reading was 21 ppm. Water is still very clear; bottom is clear, I can see the liner pattern and seams all the way across the pool (24'.) Expecting to easily pass OCLT in the morning, since I have lost a total of only 4 ppm of chlorine over the entire 56 hours so far. We'll see what happens. At the worst, I'll just stay the course for another day or so.
Filter Pressure:12
21.0
FC
0.0
CC
8.0
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
72 °F
TEMP
Everything is going well, except I wish my FC would drop a little more. Will do my first OCLT tonight. Having a hard time losing FC during the day; overnight "should" be a piece of cake. Will look to TFP for advice on whether I need to lower pH again, or just let FC drop and check pH once it drops. (NOTE: As per ajw22, pH readings are totally inaccurate when chlorine is over 10 ppm. Ignore pH for now.
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:12
21.0
FC
0.0
CC
8.0
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
71 °F
TEMP
No chemicals added. CL has only dropped 2ppm in 29 hours. Will continue to monitor and will try to get an OCLT done before dark tonight. Beginning to wonder if it was actually algae. When brushed, the debris on the bottom did disperse in a little green cloud, though. We will continue to follow all SLAM criteria until the FC falls back down to 16-20. Too cold to swim, so no reason to rush this and later regret it.
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:11.5
23.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.9
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
72 °F
TEMP
Have only lost a total of 1ppm of chlorine in approx. 18 hours, including some assumed partial dilution due to 1.5 inches of rainfall yesterday. I will brush and vacuum again today, since there is still a small amount of debris on the bottom. Will continue the SLAM to it's full conclusion till I pass all criteria.
In three hours, since last check, FC has remained consistant at 25. PH crept up a little more to 7.9. Will add a little more MA in the morning. Now 8 hrs. into my SLAM and everything is going well, I guess. Still raining lightly, so as it's also getting dark, it's a little tough to see into the water all the way to the bottom. I beleive I can still detect a few spots of debris forming on the floor once again. I'm going to let it go overnight since there has been no appreciable loss of FC inthe first eight hours. Tomorrow, my plan is to vacuum the bottom first thing, then brush the entire pool, and try to get another vacuum done before dark, after everything has settled once again. All while monitoring the FC/pH every few hours.
Filter Pressure:11.5
25.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.9
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
72 °F
TEMP
Approx. 4 hours into SLAM. FC is still holding at 25, which is where it was when SLAM began. PH still at 7.8. Will continue to monitor that, and may have to add some more MA. A slight amount of debris is beginning to show on the pool floor. Weather permitting, I may try to get another brushing and vacuuming done. If we get forecasted heavy thunderstorms tonight, it can wait till morning.
Filter Pressure:12
25.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
72 °F
TEMP
DAY ONE OF SLAM to remove apparent algae from the floor of the pool. Brushed entire pool 2X, then vacuumed. Added MA to reduce pH, and added chlorine to SLAM level. Accidentally overshot chlorine a bit, but should be no problem having a little extra in there on the first day. It is raining quite hard on and off, so I'm working between showers. Checked pH and chlorine 2 hrs after additions, and both are holding well thus far. Will check again around 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.
1.5 gal of Bleach • 7%
16 oz of 31.45% (20º Be) Muriatic Acid
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:12
16.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
72 °F
TEMP
Noticing some debris settling on the bottom. Added chlorine to reach 16 ppm; not up to full SLAM level yet. Weather permitting, tomorrow I will again test OCLT and then brush, vacuum, and filter for several hours to see what I've got. Only have 8 gallons of chlorine on hand. I will begin looking for some more tomorrow.
Filter Pressure:12
128 oz of Bleach • 7%
9.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
70 °F
TEMP
All chemistry is good. Beginning to notice some sediment on the floor; backwashed late last week and this isn't uncommon after a backwash. Plan to brush and vacuum in the next day or so, depending on rain.
Filter Pressure:11.5
7.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
71 °F
TEMP
All chemistry is good. pH is creeping up. Now at 7.9. Will monitor and reduce to 7.5 with acid when it reaches 8. Very cool nights have reduced the pool temp almost 10 degrees in just a week. Doesn't help that fan capacitor is shot on the heat pump. Got the new one late this afternoon and will replace in the morning.
Filter Pressure:11.5
32 oz of Bleach • 7%
7.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.9
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
73 °F
TEMP
Added normal maintenance dose of chlorine. Water chemistry remains good. Fan capacitor died in the heat pump. Should have a new one here Saturday, I hope. Not much swimming time left here before closing. Nightime temps down into mid-40's to low 50's lately; daytime highs struggling to reach 70. In reality, closing is beginning to look like it may come a little earlier than last year.
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:11.5
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
75 °F
TEMP
Got about another inch of rain today, with another 1/2" expected overnight. I dropped the pool level down a little,as we were within an inch of the top when I tested. Took advantage of the needed water drop to get another backwash, although pressures were fine. Chems were all good. Added a maintenance dose of chlorine. Noted that pH has begun to creep up once again. Now at 7.8. Will keep an eye on it and use acid to get back down to around 7.6, or at most 7.7, once it hits 8.0. That's where it seems to like to live. Need to put a new start capacitor in the heat pump. It has been taking about 4-5 seconds to start after turning on the unit. Today, nothing; but the control panel lit up and displayed water temp as usual. I have a spare run capacitor on hand, but no start capacitor. Will purchase 2 starts and one run. Then I will have a spare for both, as I'm changing both at this time as a precaution.
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Backwashed
Filter Pressure:13.5
7.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
78 °F
TEMP
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Chemistry is very good. Added top off dose of chlorine. Pump got wet today and tripped the GFCI. Supposed to be hot and sunny tomorrow. Will probably dry out by mid-afternoon. In the meantime, I'm running my utility pump in the pool to keep the water circulation going. Also, my chlorine addition today was a little hot to keep problems away until I get my pool pump back on line.
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:12
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
79 °F
TEMP
Chemistry remains very good. Ran my weekly full set of tests tonight. Added a maintenance dose of chlorine to bring back up to 8.0 ppm. Outside temps remain cool in the mid-60's datime and low 50's overnight.
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:12.5
48 oz of Bleach • 7%
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
80 °F
TEMP
Fairly heavy rain overnight and throughout the day as the remnants of Hurricane Ida passed through the region. Outside temps were near 80 yesterday afternoon and are now around 58 this evening. Still, the pool chemistry is holding well. Only needed to add the normal maintenance dose of chlorine.
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:13
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
80 °F
TEMP
12 oz of Bleach • 7%
Pool chemistry remains good. Added a maintenance dose of chlorine to bring it up to 8.0
Filter Pressure:11
12 oz of Bleach • 7%
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
83 °F
TEMP
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
Chemistry remains good. Added maintenance dose of Chlorine.
Filter Pressure:12
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
82 °F
TEMP
Chemistry remains very good. 1/2 inch of rain expected today. Pool will remain covered. Maintenance dose of chlorine added.
12 oz of Bleach • 7%
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
85 °F
TEMP
Hot and humid. Thunderstorms predicted for this afternoon. Swimming afterwards. Chemistry remains very good. Added a maintenance dose of chlorine.
48 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:12
5.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
85 °F
TEMP
12 oz of Bleach • 7%
Rainy all day until this evening. Pool chemistry is now back to perfect after small additions of MA followed by small addition of stabilizer. added a maintenance dose of chlorine tonight.
Filter Pressure:12
6.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
87 °F
TEMP
18 oz of Dry Stabilizer
All chemistry remains good. CYA has slipped from near 50 to now into the low 40's. Added stabilizer to keep it closer to 50 ppm.
Filter Pressure:12
7.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
86 °F
TEMP
Added bleach to bring FC up to 8.0 ppm. Also added 9.5 oz. of MA to bring pH down to 7.6 ppm.
Filter Pressure:12
9.2 oz of 31.45% (20º Be) Muriatic Acid
12 oz of Bleach • 7%
7.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.9
pH
80
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
81 °F
TEMP
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
Very heavy rain throughout the day on Wed. Total rainfall for Tues.-Wed. was over 3". Drained some water off twice on Wed. Chemistry looks pretty good... CYA tested just shy of 40; had been running 45-50. I did the test with 78 degree water instead of usual 83-86 degrees. Will monitor on the next test with warmer water and see if that's the difference.
Filter Pressure:12
6.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
78 °F
TEMP
Cloudy with rain on and off today. Rain is forecast for the next three days, so I'll bring the chlorine back up to 8.5 and let it drift down for a couple days, just to be safe.
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Backwashed
Filter Pressure:12
7.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
82 °F
TEMP
Today was a good swimming day. All chemistry is good. Added chlorine to bring up to 8.5 ppm, since we don't expect to be using the pool for a few days. Pool will remain covered.
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:12
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
7.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
84 °F
TEMP
Chemistry still very good. Added chlorine to bring up to 7.5 ppm.
48 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:12
5.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
86 °F
TEMP
12 oz of Bleach • 7%
Heavy thunderstorms all afternoon. Watches still in effect til 8 p.m. So no swimming again today. All chemistry remains very good and the pool is crystal clear. Will add chlorine to bring the level back up to 8.0. When the weather gets this hot, I usually bump the FC up a bit as a precaution. You never know when you could lose power for a while.
Filter Pressure:12
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
83 °F
TEMP
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Got to swimm today. All chemistry looks good. Adding a normal maintenance dose of chlorine.
Filter Pressure:12
7.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
84 °F
TEMP
thunderstorms and hot all day. No swimming. Adding chlorine to bring level back up to 7.5 ppm. All other chemistry is in good shape.
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:12
6.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
85 °F
TEMP
**Tested stored chlorine today. It is holding at 7%, only down 3% from its born on day of 7-30-20.** Pool chems are in real good shape and pool is clear. Couple thundershowers moved thru mid-afternoon and also again this evening, so pretty much was a no-go day swimming.
Filter Pressure:12
8.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
87 °F
TEMP
60 oz of Bleach • 7%
Chemistry remains the same. Still a lot of sun and hot. Calls for a little more than normal amount of FC as a result. Adding to bring up to 8.5...should maintain at around 7-7.5 tomorrow. Water is still very clear.
Filter Pressure:12
6.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
87 °F
TEMP
60 oz of Bleach • 7%
Fair amount of swimming today. Hot and lots of sun burned off some chlorine. Chemistry remains good. Added chlorine to bring FC back up to 7.5. Tomorrow and Saturday expected to be sunny and hot, thus stepping up FC from 5-7.5
Filter Pressure:12
5.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
86 °F
TEMP
Today was catch-up day on mowing. Nobody swam. Water chemistry remains good. Addedchlorine to bring up to 7.5
Filter Pressure:12
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
7.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
85 °F
TEMP
Going to increase chlorine up to 8.5 to see what effect this will have on the sediment that shows up on the bottom. Will do an OCLT tonight @ 10 ppm and verify tomorrow morning. I don't think its algae because it feels gritty, but we'll see.
Filter Pressure:12
48 oz of Bleach • 7%
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
82 °F
TEMP
48 oz of Bleach • 7%
Lots of swimmers yesterday. Pool got plenty of use. Heavy thunderstorms early afternoon today. No one swam as a result. All chemistry is very good, but am adding chlorine to bring it back up to 6.5 ppm. Also brushed, vacuumed and backwashed today.
Vacuumed Backwashed Brushed Cleaned Filter
Filter Pressure:12
4.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
83 °F
TEMP
Heavy rainstorm Thursday a.m. raised water about an inch; saved me from doing it manually. Added small amount of MA to bring pH down just a bit. Also added chlorine to bring level up to 7.5. Anticipate heavier than normal swim load tomorrow, with several kids. Chemistry should be good to go. Will also brush the walls and vacuum in the morning.
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
4 oz of 31.45% (20º Be) Muriatic Acid
Filter Pressure:12
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
82 °F
TEMP
No swimming today. Added chlorine to bring back up to 7 ppm. TA is up just a tick. Will retest tomorrow before I lower it. All other chemistry is fine.
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:12
5.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
90
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
86 °F
TEMP
48 oz of Bleach • 7%
Fair amount of swimming yesterday afternoon. Chemistry remains very good. Lots of sun today, but no one swam. Chlorine dropped to 4.5, so I added enough to bring it back up to 6.5. No other maintenance needed.
Filter Pressure:12
4.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
82 °F
TEMP
Pool is in great shape today. Needs nothing except swimming. Fair amount of splashing/swimming/jumping yesterday boosted pH by .1, which was needed anyway. Entire chemistry today sits in the "ideal" range.
Filter Pressure:12
6.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
84 °F
TEMP
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
Weather has turned a little cooler, especially overnight. Pool chemistry remains right where I like it. Just needed the regular maintenance dose of chlorine.
Filter Pressure:12
5.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
84 °F
TEMP
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
good swimming day today. Splashed around enough to raise the pH up to 7.6, just where I like it.
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:12
5.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
85 °F
TEMP
All levels good today. Apparently, my bonehead move last week has been totally resolved without any serious repercussions. Huge amount iof rain over past two weeks, with more expected this week. Have already had to dump some water twice since refilling after my accidental water drop.
Backwashed
Filter Pressure:12
7.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
82 °F
TEMP
60 oz of Bleach • 7%
Almost have all my water back. Was able to run the pump briefly this afternoon and it was sucking some air, but working. I shut it down and will run the utility pump to circulate water until tomorrow morning. Then I should be able to switch back to the pool pump and filter. So far, so good.
6.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
80 °F
TEMP
These readings were from tests done this morning after I discovered I had accidentally left my MPV set to "waste" after completing a water reduction due to heavy rains. I shut the pump down but never closed the valve, so water was siphoned off down to the bottom of the skimmer opening overnight. I placed the utility pump into the pool to circulate the water until I can get enough water back into the pool to run the filter. Alao boosted the CL up to 9.5 as a precaution against algae.
Filter Pressure:12
60 oz of Bleach • 7%
5.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
83 °F
TEMP
Rained overnight, then heavy rain around noon. Again, drained around 200 gallons of water from pool because heavy thundershowers are forecast for this evening and overnight. Has been more than a week since anyone has been in due to the thunderstorm activity. everyday for two weeks.
Filter Pressure:12
7.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
82 °F
TEMP
16 oz of Borax (20 Mule)
Lots of rain this week has diluted the water a fair amount. Actually drained off a total of approx. 350-400 gallons. Added stabilizer late last night via sock method. Today's test showed it to be a little higher than 40; I'll give it a couple days to fully mix with the water. Looking to get back to 50. Also added 16 oz. of 20 Mule Team today to increase pH a bit. On the meter, it was fluttering between 7.5 and 7.6, so I got a small bump, as hoped for. Will add chlorine to bring the level up to 6.5. Won't shoot for my normal 7 until I'm sure the stabilizer has fully integrated.
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Filter Pressure:12
5.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
83 °F
TEMP
18 oz of Dry Stabilizer
Very heavy thunderstorm last night right at dusk, knocked out power for approx. 6 hrs. Did a 5 minute backwash and a 2 minute rinse today to lower the water as well as clean the filter. Several showers throughout the day today as well. Raising CL back up to 7 ppm and CYA back up to 50 overnight. All other tests look good. PH is a little lower than normal, but I'll wait til morning to add 20 Mule Team.
48 oz of Bleach • 7%
Backwashed
Filter Pressure:12
5.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
83 °F
TEMP
Warm with heavy thundershower in the afternoon. Severe storm warning expired at 8:00 pm, so not as much swimming as expected. Need to nudge pH back up to around 7.6-7.7, so may look at some areation tomorrow morning. Added CL to bring back up to 6.5 ppm.
Filter Pressure:12
48 oz of Bleach • 7%
4.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
86 °F
TEMP
Warm and sunny today. Lawnmowing day, so no one in the pool. Added some Chlorine to bring back up to 6 ppm. TA has dropped to 70, which is good. PH down to 7.5; not going to worry about it. Expect plenty of splashing around tomorrow; should increase pH enough to avoid intentionally raising it.
Filter Pressure:10
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
4.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
70
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
86 °F
TEMP
Last night's addition of MA seems to have settled everything back down. CYA is just barely visible at the 40 line, and this has changed just a bit over the last week, as the "almost invisible" was occurring just shy of the 50 mark. No worry; will monitor to make sure it doesn't get below 40. Rain has finally subsided, but air temps remain in the mid-sixties and cloudy. Expect to see some sun by 5:00 p.m.
Filter Pressure:12
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
80
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
80 °F
TEMP
7 oz of 31.45% (20º Be) Muriatic Acid
Added extra chlorine two days ago, as we were expecting to be out of town for two days. Might have overshot it a bit, as today it tested at 9 ppm, not my normal 7 ppm. Also fired up the heat pump today. Temp had dropped from 87 on Wed. to 81 today. Lots of rain here since Tuesday night. Chems are a little off the norm, but I'll check again tomorrow to see if any additions are necessary. Edit: I decided to add 7 oz of MA to lower pH down to 7.6
Filter Pressure:12
8.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.8
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
81 °F
TEMP
Very heavy thunderstorm late last night. Drained approx. 350 gallons off the pool this morning, but didn't get to test until tonight. All tests still fully in the ideal range. More rain is expected overnight tonight, so likely will drain some more water in the morning, then test and add chems as needed.
Filter Pressure:12
6.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
87 °F
TEMP
Very hot and lots of sun with thunder mixed in. That, plus sunburns from yesterday, kept pool use today to a minimum. Thunder storms are in the forecast for the next three days, then rain on Friday, the 2nd.
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:10
7.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
87 °F
TEMP
Very hot and mostly sunny today. Lots of swimming and splashing. Cover was off all day. FC dropped to 3 ppm. Added 95 oz. (3 qts.) to bring it back up to 7ppm.
Filter Pressure:12
95 oz of Bleach • 7%
3.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
87 °F
TEMP
Tests show good levels on all chems. Water temp warmed up some today with plenty of sun and no rain. Got heat pump online just before dark. No leaks. Will turn it on in the morning, since night time temps are expected to dip below 55 degrees.
Filter Pressure:12
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
77 °F
TEMP
48 oz of Bleach • 7%
Added 48 oz of chlorine to bring it back up to 7 ppm. Heavy rains again prompted a drawdown of approx. 300 gallons of water. Past two nights brought water temp down to 70 degrees. This afternoon I plan to finally bring the heat pump online so we can get more use out of the pool.
Filter Pressure:10
5.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
70 °F
TEMP
Heavy rainfall last evening. Had to siphon off about an inch of water, as water level had risen to within a half-inch of the top of the skimmer. All tests showed chemicals to be in the ideal range for my pool. Temp dropped about 3 degrees with the rain. More thunderstorms forecast for mid-to-late afternoon, so probably swimming will be very limited today, if any at all.
Filter Pressure:10
6.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
74 °F
TEMP
Added 36 oz. of chlorine to bring up to 7 ppm. All other tests normal. Thunder showers this afternoon and evening. Pool remains covered.
Filter Pressure:10
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
5.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
76 °F
TEMP
Normal tests. No need to add any chems today. Temps today barely reached 70 degrees. Overnight low forecasted to be mid-to-lower 40's. No swimming today.
Filter Pressure:10
7.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
78 °F
TEMP
All chemistry is fine and water remains crystal clear. No swimming the last few days due to thunderstorms and high temps only in the mid-sixties. Pool has been covered with solar cover.
7.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
78 °F
TEMP
24 oz of Bleach • 7%
Chlorine up to 6 ppm from yesterday's 5. Added 24 oz. chlorine to bring back to 7 ppm. All other tests remain consistent. Got about 1" of rain (approx. 200 gallons) into the pool overnight, but didn't change the chemistry much at all.
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
78 °F
TEMP
Pool not uncovered or used today. Forecast for heavy thundershowers throughout the day until 10:00 p.m. Have seen nothing as of 7:40 p.m. 36 oz. of chlorine added to bring up to 7ppm. All other tests normal.
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
5.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
80 °F
TEMP
Chlorine is a little light. Added 30 oz. to bring it up to 7ppm. All other test readings remain unchanged.
Filter Pressure:10
30 oz of Bleach • 7%
5.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
78 °F
TEMP
6.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
77 °F
TEMP
Pool is open as of noon today. After a quick brushing of the walls and vacuuming, the water is crystal clear. All tests are in the "ideal" range for our pool setup. When leaving the cover off for the whole day, I usually bump the chlorine up from 6.5 to 7, which I just completed.
Opened Pool Vacuumed Backwashed Brushed
Filter Pressure:10
6.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
77 °F
TEMP
Another good test. I am adding another 12 oz. of 7% bleach to get me to my target of 7ppm. All other tests are pretty much right where I want them to hold. Will brush and vacuum this Saturday, which will be one week since I added stabilizer, as per TFP.
12 oz of Bleach • 7%
12 oz of Bleach • 7%
6.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
76 °F
TEMP
Water tests look very good today. CYA addition of a few days ago is testing right at my goal of 50. Added 12 oz. of chlorine to bring up to 7 ppm. all other tests remain unchanged from last time.
6.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
80
TA
125
CH
50
CYA
72 °F
TEMP
Added CYA via sock squeezing method to bring it up to 50 last night. Have not tested it yet; will wait three/four days for total distribution in the water. Added chlorine today to bring the level up to 7. Power washed the solar cover and the ladder today and put them in place. Will run the chlorine a little hot until I'm sure there are no algae issues. Only install remaining is bringing the heat pump online. Still need to brush and vacuum the pool, but the water is very clear. Very little sediment on the bottom; should go quickly.
36 oz of Bleach • 7%
5.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
72 °F
TEMP
18 oz of Dry Stabilizer
Got the cover off today. Scooped out 6 leaves. A little sediment on the bottom of the pool in the last 1/4 of the circulation stream, mostly just before it gets to the skimmer. Pretty much normal to find this. Am going to raise the CYA 10 ppm to around 50. It has been testing just shy of the 40 line for a month, so I'm calling it a low 40. Tomorrow I will vacuum, brush and then put on the solar cover after cleaning it. Once CYA is fully disolved, the only thing that remains will be to bring the heat pump online.
6.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
70 °F
TEMP
First test in over a week. Pool remains closed. Waiting for a day without rain to get the cover off. Refilled pool with about 200 gallons of rain water. Resulted in a lower TA because our normal fill water is very high TA. Forecast for next two days is thundershowers and high winds. No sun until Saturday and Sunday. Hope to open then, and then get the heat pump online as well. All tests remain very good, with chlorine continuing to drop very slowly down to near where I like to run it normally. Water remains very clear under the cover, with the pattern on the bottom very discernable. So far, so good. Just need the weather to cooperate now.
7.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
80
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
60 °F
TEMP
Pool remains closed and covered. A few warm days, then back to cool and cloudy. First test in a week. Results are exactly the same as those of a week ago. Plan to open over the Holiday.. Still seeing a ton of tree pollen. Waiting is good.
9.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
90
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
61 °F
TEMP
Pool remains covered. Running the pump about 4-6 hours per day. Plan to open this weekend. Today's tests are very close to what I tested three days ago. Will take the ladder apart and clean with chlorine before putting it in the pool. Also need to clean the solar cover before using.
9.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
90
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
57 °F
TEMP
Dose of MA did the trick. Clorine is now at 7.5 and TA dropped back to 100. I'll monitor my pH rise and keep knocking it back to 7.8 when it reaches 7.9 or 8.0, until my TA stops rising. Then I'll know it is correct.
9.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
100
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
54 °F
TEMP
43 oz of 31.45% (20º Be) Muriatic Acid
MA addition brought pH down to 7.9. Added some fill water that I forgot has a TA of 150. Thus TA went up to 120. Will have to drop pH down to 7.2 with MA to bring TA down, and aerate to raise pH back up to 7.7. Then repeat this process until TA is back to within range.
9.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.9
pH
120
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
52 °F
TEMP
Winter cover is still on. Added 23 oz. of MA to lower pH. Running filter about 8 hrs per day now. Temp is now 51 degrees. Still having overnight lows below freezing. Daytime highs around 60 degrees.
9.0
FC
0.5
CC
8.5
pH
90
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
51 °F
TEMP
Pool remains covered with the winter cover. Temp dropped back to 48 degrees. Over the weekend, replaced the pump seal and repaired two small leaks in the plumbing. Ran filter today for approx. 3 hours. Still maintaining a higher level of chlorine until opening. It continues to slowly drift down as planned. Need to address high Ph.
9.5
FC
0.5
CC
8.5
pH
90
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
48 °F
TEMP
Pool remains covered and closed until after the worst of the pollen, plus overnight temps remain in the 40's and daytime highs in the high 50's. TA has dropped back down to 90, which is fine for a manually dosed pool. Ph remains high- may have to pull the cover back and knock it back to around the 7.5 level. We usually run it there for the summer.
10.5
FC
0.5
CC
8.5
pH
90
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
53 °F
TEMP
Pool still not open. Winter cover remains on as water is still quite cold and major pollen hasn't fallen yet. Began filtering today, noticed both PH and TA rose some over the last two days. Will continue to monitor. Started Chlorine high and will let it drift back down to around 7.0, which is where we usually run it.
10.5
FC
0.5
CC
8.2
pH
110
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
52 °F
TEMP
11.5
FC
0.5
CC
173 oz of Bleach • 10%
Got equipment pad hooked up and will begin to get some chlorine into the pool today. Will leave winter cover on to keep water clean until ready to open.
0.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.4
pH
90
TA
125
CH
40
CYA
48 °F
TEMP
Closed the pool today. Added chlorine to bring up to 8ppm. Added 12.5 oz of polyquat 60 algaecide for the winter. Let mix for 6 hours, then shut down the pump.
8.6 oz of Bleach • 10%
12.5 oz of Polyquat / Algaecide
Closed Pool Vacuumed Backwashed Brushed
Filter Pressure:12.5
8.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.4
pH
100
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
55 °F
TEMP
Overnight low 38. Daytime high 54. Very little wind forecast for tomorrow and Sunday. About two-thirds of the leaves that blow into the pool are now down. Should be closed this weekend.
Filter Pressure:12.5
9.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.3
pH
100
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
60 °F
TEMP
Complete set of tests run today. PH is back around normal, TA has dropped considerably, and CYA is back down to 40. Almost no wind forecast for tomorrow. Intend to pull the cover off, brush the sides and vacuum the bottom. We'll do a thorough backwash when done vacuuming. Will bring chlorine back up to 10 ppm and add 13.5 ounces of polyquat 60. Then cover with the winter cover/pillow, while running the pump for 12 hours to mix well. Only thing left to do is lower the water level to 4" below the skimmer, plug the return, insert the "gizmo," and remove the hoses. Store the pump and multi port inside for the winter.
Filter Pressure:12.5
9.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.3
pH
100
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
61 °F
TEMP
Overnight low 54 degrees. Daytime high 70 degrees. Added chlorine to bring up to 8 ppp. Pool remains covered to keep leaves out until closing this weekend.
10 oz of Bleach • 10%
Filter Pressure:12.5
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.3
pH
140
TA
150
CH
50
CYA
62 °F
TEMP
Pool remained covered with about one inch of rain from daybreak until 5:00 p.m. Some additional rain is forecast for tonight. No chemicals needed. PH now seems to be under control, as it has taken 3 days to go from 7.2 to 7.3. Running filter approx. 10 hrs. per day now.
Filter Pressure:12.5
8.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.3
pH
140
TA
150
CH
50
CYA
62 °F
TEMP
26 oz of Bleach • 10%
Overnight low 58 degrees. Daytime high 78 degrees. Since pool has warmed back up somewhat, I put the solar cover back on to keep the leaves out. Heavy leaf fall this week; lots of wind. Cold weather is coming back by Thursday, so I don't believe the cover will keep in much heat nor generate any. Will close at anything below 60 degrees at this point. Added chlorine to bring back up to 8 ppm.
Filter Pressure:12.5
6.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.2
pH
140
TA
150
CH
50
CYA
65 °F
TEMP
51 oz of 31.45% (20º Be) Muriatic Acid
Overnight low 51 degrees. Daytime high 83 degrees. Water temp up to 64 degrees. PH has spiked again. Will add acid to bring it back down to 7.2. Still hoping to close next week as soon as temps come back down below 60 degrees.
Filter Pressure:12.5
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
8.0
pH
140
TA
150
CH
50
CYA
64 °F
TEMP
Overnight low 48 degrees. Daytime high 82 degrees. Water temp has warmed up as a result of the warm weather the past 3 days. Has gone from 54-55 degrees last week up to 61 degrees today. Added chlorine to bring back up to 8 ppm.
Filter Pressure:12.5
8.6 oz of Bleach • 10%
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.6
pH
140
TA
150
CH
50
CYA
61 °F
TEMP
21 oz of 31.45% (20º Be) Muriatic Acid
Overnight low 46 degrees. Daytime high 78 degrees. Pool warmed up 2 degrees as a result. Added chlorine to bring back to 8 ppm. Added 21 oz. of MA to lower pH to 7.4.
Filter Pressure:12.5
17 oz of Bleach • 10%
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.7
pH
140
TA
150
CH
50
CYA
59 °F
TEMP
26 oz of Bleach • 10%
26 oz of Bleach • 10%
Overnight low 39 degrees. Daytime high 76 degrees. Water temp warmed up 4 degrees to 57. Limited running of the filter today, due to large amount of leaves blowing around, and we weren't home mid-day. Didn't want to pack another skimmer basket and break it. Added chlorine to bring it back up to 8 ppm.
Filter Pressure:12.5
6.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.6
pH
140
TA
150
CH
50
CYA
57 °F
TEMP
54 °F
TEMP
Overnight low 28 degrees; Daytime high 68 degrees. Added chlorine to bring back up to 8 ppm. Last night's dose of acid brought pH down from 8+ to 7.6, where it should be. Need to get some more acid and work on lowering the TA. PH is drifting back up. It was 7.5 this morning.
Filter Pressure:12.5
17 oz of Bleach • 10%
32 oz of 31.45% (20º Be) Muriatic Acid
32 oz of Bleach • 10%
Overnight low was 25 degrees. Forecast high this afternoon is 54 degrees. Pool temp is now 55 derees, with 3 similar days in the forecast. Complete set of tests done today. Could now close anytime, but pH has suddenly gone to 8.2, up from 7.4-7.6. TA is now at 140, up from the normal 110-120. CYA is also up from 40 to 50. Have added nothing but chlorine for the past month; also no water has been added. Added 32 oz. of chlorine and 32 oz. of MA. Used 20% MA instead of 31.45%, so increased the 31.45% recommended amount (25 oz.) by a factor of 1.27 to arrive at 32 oz. of 20% MA.
Filter Pressure:12.5
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
8.2
pH
140
TA
150
CH
50
CYA
55 °F
TEMP
8.6 oz of Bleach • 10%
Overnight low 27 degrees; daytime high 57 degrees. Sunny most of the day, cover has been off for two days now. Water temp is coming down nicely. Forecast is for similar days ahead through the 23rd. If so, we will close by the end of next week. Added a top-off dose of chlorine to bring back to 7 ppm.
Filter Pressure:12.5
6.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.6
pH
120
TA
152
CH
40
CYA
56 °F
TEMP
Overnight low 47 degrees; daytime high 62 degrees. Sunny and breezy all day. Uncovered the pool at 9:00 a.m. and left cover off to get rid of excess CO2 and raise pH accordingly. Temps tonight will be in the high 20's to low 30's. Pool will remain uncovered to shed some more heat. Added chlorine to bring back up to 7 ppm.
Filter Pressure:12.5
5.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
120
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
63 °F
TEMP
Temp overnight was 45 degrees, daytime high was 69 degrees. No sun today. Fairly windy until dusk, then nothing. Left pool partially uncovered tonight to allow more heat to escape.
Filter Pressure:12.5
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
120
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
63 °F
TEMP
Overnight 34 degrees; daytime high 67 degrees. Sunny and windy all day. Left pool partially uncovered- lots of leaves blowing around. Chlorine level was good. No chemicals needed. Shut down and unhooked heat pump. Still need to clean evaporator coils, then install the cover. We remain on track for a closing within a week, barring very warm weather. Received Polyquat 60 algaecide today for use in closing.
Filter Pressure:12.5
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
120
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
62 °F
TEMP
8.6 oz of Bleach • 10%
Temp overnight was down to 34 degrees; 72 at the peak this afternoon. Approx. 80% sun today. I rolled back the cover about 16" all the way around to help maintain pH as well as lose some temp. Leaving the cover on to limit the amount of leaves, etc. to be vacuumed out prior to closing. Added chlorine to bring back up to 7 ppm. All other chemicals ok. With the very cool overnight temps, we have lost about 22 degrees since the 10th. Will continue to try to accelerate loss of temp to get ready to close next week, barring a "heat wave" of Indian Summer.
Filter Pressure:13.5
6.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
120
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
64 °F
TEMP
49 degrees overnight, 62 degrees during the afternoon. 75% sun today. Pool remained approx. 60% covered, to allow outgassing of chloramines and carbon dioxide. Operated heat pump for about 10 minutes to clear out any chlorine gas. Will try to get the heat pump shut down and serviced for winter later this week.
Filter Pressure:13
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
120
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
70 °F
TEMP
45-60 degrees today. Cloudy and breezy all day. Pool remained covered. Chlorine still drifting down from my "mistake" of over-chlorinating earlier this week. Heat pump has been turned off to allow water temp to begin drifting downward in anticipation of closing the pool by the end of the month.
Filter Pressure:13
7.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
120
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
79 °F
TEMP
No chemical additions needed. FC is at 9 ppm, a little too high. I believe I mis-measured last night when I added chlorine. 80 degrees today with about 75% sun. I have had the pool half uncovered today to dissipate the chlorine a bit, as well as keep the water aerated to avoid a drop in pH like I recently experienced (with the pool totally covered for about 9 days.)
Filter Pressure:12.5
9.0
FC
0.5
CC
7.6
pH
120
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
83 °F
TEMP
60 oz of Bleach • 10%
Good thorough cleaning of the pool today. PH is drifting back up; TA is coming back down a little. Hot today-85 degrees. 75% sun. Pool was uncovered for 5 hours. Swimming for approx. 2 hours.
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:12.5
3.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.5
pH
120
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
86 °F
TEMP
Pool remained covered today. Kids back to school. Work day for me. No chlorine needed, as reading was 7.5, .5 ppm above my target. Weather warmed back up today; 78degrees and 50% sun.
Filter Pressure:12.5
7.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.4
pH
130
TA
120
CH
40
CYA
81 °F
TEMP
Yesterday pool was aerated along with swimming for approx. 3 hours. PH rose from 7.2 to 7.4. TA also went from 120 to 130. Since pH was lowered to 7.2, then pool was aerated to bring pH back up to 7.4, I would have expected TA to go down, not up. Heavy winds and stormy weather today, so no swimming. Pool remained uncovered.
43 oz of Bleach • 10%
Filter Pressure:12.5
4.5
FC
0.5
CC
7.4
pH
130
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
79 °F
TEMP
Complete set of tests done tonight. Everything looks pretty normal, except pH has dropped from 7.5 to 7.2 over the course of the last two weeks. TA has fluctuated between 110-120, slightly elevated. Pool is dosed by hand-no SWG. Overnight temps in the past two weeks averaging 45-55 degrees. Pool has seen little use due to cool temps, rainy weather, and kids back in school.
Filter Pressure:12.5
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.2
pH
110
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
82 °F
TEMP
Showers throughout the day. About 20% sun. Overnight temps down into the mid-50's. Pool remained covered and no chlorine was needed.
Filter Pressure:12.5
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.3
pH
120
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
82 °F
TEMP
26 oz of Bleach • 10%
No swimming today. Grandkids back in school...for now. Overnight temps in the mid-40's. Breezy and 68-70 degrees this afternoon, with showers. Pool remained covered. Added chlorine to bring it back up to 7 ppm.
Filter Pressure:12.5
5.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
110
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
82 °F
TEMP
Cloudy, windy, and quite cool today. No swimming. Pool remained covered and no chemicals were needed.
Filter Pressure:12.5
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
110
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
83 °F
TEMP
Will reassemble filter later today. Currently raining and thunder showers are forecast to follow throughout the day. Added chlorine to bring the level back up to 7.0
26 oz of Bleach • 10%
Filter Pressure:12.5
5.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
110
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
80 °F
TEMP
Yesterday, I took the filter apart to locate a leak at the filter tank/muti-port connection. Pool has been shut down for 24 hours, and my FC only dropped 1 ppm. CC remains at zero. Repair parts should be here tomorrow. If not, I'll reassemble and use on recirculate until parts arrive. It only leaked when filtering, not when circulating.
6.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
110
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
83 °F
TEMP
Showers this morning, then spotty rain in the afternoon. Pool remained covered. Chlorine still holding at 7.0, so no addition needed. Sunshine today approx. 25%. Will work tomorrow to fix leak at the filter/muti-port connection. Can't get a good seal yet, so to conserve water, I'm splitting pump run time between filter (leaks,) and recirculate (no leaks.)
Filter Pressure:12.5
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
110
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
85 °F
TEMP
Forecast of severe thunderstorms for mid afternoon never materialized. Only ended up with a 20 minute downpour. Likewise, this evening's thunderstorms never appeared. No swimming today; pool remained covered and no chemicals were needed. Chlorine tested at 7.0 ppm. 30% sunshine today.
Filter Pressure:12.5
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
110
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
86 °F
TEMP
35 oz of Bleach • 10%
90 degrees and 50% sun today. Pool was uncovered by 11:00 a.m. and recovered around 7 pm. 5 hrs. actual swim time. Brought pH back up to 7.0 ppm.
Filter Pressure:12.5
5.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
110
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
86 °F
TEMP
26 oz of Bleach • 10%
Aerated for about 4 hours yesterday to bring PH back up a little. 90% sun for the day. Brought chlorine back up to 7 ppm.
Vacuumed Brushed
Filter Pressure:12.5
5.5
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
110
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
84 °F
TEMP
No swimming today. Overnight temp was 47 degrees. Operated filter in recirculate mode for 24 hrs. until I can repair a leak at the filter/multi-port connection. No chemicals needed today; pool remained covered to help keep it clean and conserve water and heat.
Filter Pressure:12.5
7.0
FC
0.0
CC
7.5
pH
110
TA
150
CH
40
CYA
83 °F
TEMP
6.0
FC
17 oz of Bleach • 10%
Small leak has developed in the top ring area of the filter vessel. Will open it tomorrow to see what is happening. Running on recirculate mode overnight tonight to avoid water loss. Brought chlorine back up to 7 ppm. (Testing was done yesterday for chlorine and PH. Both were as expected, but I forgot to log it.)
Filter Pressure:12.5