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Geaux1
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Recent flooding and Pool Help!
In ground gunite pool. Saved pool equipment from flooding. Reading online forums on how return pool to normal.

Searching for anyone local who has specific what to do/not do information. I do know not to drain pool I’m only planning to drain to skimmer level or just below. Shock, get ph in range and then deal with phosphate and stains on plaster with super elevated chlorine levels.



CoachChappy
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
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get ph in range


Do this first. When the PH is off, the chemicals do not work to their potential.


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pingman
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Cajun Country, LA
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
Chlorine or salt?


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jmon
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Mandeville, LA
Member since Oct 2010
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
Sand filter or paper filters?


Geaux1
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BR
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
Cartridge filters, variable speed, pump, heater, salt.
Removed salt cell generator and plan to use chlorine to get back into range and then install salt generator back in. Also will by pass heater during clean out in hopes to prevent anything from plating out on coils


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dafuqusay
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Houston
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
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Searching for anyone local who has specific what to do/not do information. I do know not to drain pool I’m only planning to drain to skimmer level or just below. Shock, get ph in range and then deal with phosphate and stains on plaster with super elevated chlorine levels.


1. Lower ph to 7.2
2. What is CYA level? Do not use a guess strip or pool store for this. Get a TF-100 or K-2006c test kit.
3. Your CYA level dictates what your chorine ppm should be to SLAM. "Shock" is a 1 time thing, that really doesn't accomplish anything. You need to maintain the elevated chlorine level. Your SLAM is complete when you meet these 3 criteria; 1) CC 0.5 or less. 2) Overnight Chlorine Loss Test (OCLT) is 1 or less . 3) You can see the bottom of the deep end of the pool.

Other. Do not lower water to under skimmer; how are you going to circulate the water through filter then??

Do not take advice from the pool store, you will spend hundreds of dollars and nothing will be fixed.

Save yourself the bad advice and go to TFP


Geaux1
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BR
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
Thanks to all. Guess I should given a more detail. Pool has been flooded since Friday and nasty flood water is still above pool coping. The pool water/and surrounding water is low PH in the sixes. My thought of pumping out a bit was to allow room for fresh water and not
Pump enough out that pool pops out of the ground.
Pool clarity may be worst than Mississippi River water. Less than 1” visibility.


sosaysmorvant
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Back Vacherie, LA
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Sounds like a mess. Good luck getting it cleared up this summer.


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s14suspense
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Baton Rouge
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
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Pump enough out that pool pops out of the ground.



In ground gunnite pool won't pop out.


PHNBK
Member since Nov 2020
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
Mine flooded in 2016 and i went the route you are planning. If it happened again i would absolutely drain it, clean out the silt and do a pool startup all over again.


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turkish
Member since Aug 2016
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
Man, you might have 1000 pounds of sand, silt in there. I think you’ll have to drain it.


SATNIGHTS
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Red Stick
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
Troublefreepool

Go there and they will fix you up right away.


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skidry
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
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won't pop out


They absolutely will.

LINK


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skidry
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Member since Jul 2009
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
Drain it as you suggested and test your CYA as suggested above. Then use SLAM method. If it needs vacuuming, you can do that when it clears up enough to see the bottom. Once it gets close to clear, supplement your filter with DE to capture the really fine particles. If you use DE too soon you will be backwashing more than filtering.


Geaux1
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BR
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
What’s DE? I’m thinking with a cartridge filter I may be pulling filters many times an hour.
What your thoughts on a sump pump on bottom. Pumping a level out of the pool ( bad water) adding fresh water back, allowing to settle and repeat until enough junk is removed before starting pool pump and thus running through cartridge filters.

Another thought, Do they make a mobile filter system I could rent to get the bulk of solids out of pool before running my equipment?


CatfishJohn
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Pumping a level out of the pool ( bad water) adding fresh water back, allowing to settle and repeat until enough junk is removed


Sounds like how I clean crawfish


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tygerfan1
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
Try to find chlorine. Good luck


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Taxing Tiger
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In the same boat. Curios what others have to say.


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Havoc
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
For the sand/silt just get a dolphin or other cleaner if feasible. Mine came with the very small micro mesh sides and will trap sand and silt easily.


Havoc
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re: Recent flooding and Pool Help!
Diatomaceous earth. Filter has series of netting covered swirls, DE powder is added to cover them to help trap bad stuff.


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