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Old 08-19-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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So I came home to my skimmer leaking. I fixed the leak but my water is like 5 gallons low and my salinity is .26 can I get some bottled water to add?
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:30 PM   #2
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Do you have a supermarket or walmart that sells ro/di water from those machines out front? I was paying 30 cents a gallon.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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There is a walmart up the street from me but I have never seen the r o thing outside I guess I can call them.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:35 PM   #4
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Sometimes they keep it inside. My local publix and winn dixie stores have the machines out side. Not sure what part of the country youre in. lol
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:36 PM   #5
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Ok I'm calling them now. If they don't have it what would using bottled water do if I prime it
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I;ve used pure spring water in a clinch before, its; like 67 cents a gallon in walmart. Plus you get the jugs for later use.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:43 PM   #7
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Ok they said they had ro so I'm heading up there with my gas can now thanks carey
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The gas can would need to be cleaned out. Wouldn't there be leftover chemicals?
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Bought them to get water from Lfs never used for anything but s w
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Awesome Just making sure.
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So I came home to my skimmer leaking. I fixed the leak but my water is like 5 gallons low and my salinity is .26 can I get some bottled water to add?
What exactly do you mean by .26? It should be SG 1.026 or 35ppt salinity. If you lost water from a leak it should not affect salinity if the water that leaked was saltwater. If you lost saltwater, add saltwater. Adding freshwater only will lower the salinity.
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I meant 1.026 I just was in panic mode and typing fast . I added the r o and it's 1.022 now. So everything is back to normal now.I just had to add enough to get me through tomorrow when my Pwc is done on Saturday's
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