What did you do to your pool today?


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Apr 16, 2017
Fairburn, Georgia
Tested the water:
FC: 8
pH: 7.5
TA: 70
CYA: 70
Salt: 3200
Water Temp: 72*
Replaced cartridges in filter with brand new and cleaned old ones
Treated weeds at fence line with vinegar solution
Threw ducky thermometer in followed by the humans
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Apr 16, 2007
At this moment... nothing. I have a pool liner in limbo but recieved all other packages and supplies. Not sure when I'm going to be able to open due to CoVid19. I'm just going to wait it out n live the pool life through you guys n gals. Stay safe!


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Jun 9, 2015
Saint Joseph, MO
Opened on Monday, and that is (by far) the earliest I have ever opened the pool here just north of KC. Water is only 56 degrees, so won't be in it for a while, but I have it cleaned, and ready to go. I think the chemistry is in good shape, but I am going to take some water in to have it double checked. Got my new salt cell in the mail today, so I will install that this weekend (after this stupid freeze that's coming through). Trying to decide if we should turn the heater on Sunday for an 80 degree day coming on Tuesday...….tempting.


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Jun 13, 2017
Rochester, MN
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Got all the crud off the winter cover. Did another check on the iceberg under the cover and it's almost gone! I think we could've removed the winter cover without risk to the liner, but we have a cold snap coming through, so I think I'll leave it on until next week when it looks like we'll be back to no more below freezing temperatures overnight.


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TFP Guide
Jun 12, 2011
Working on getting my TA down. With a starting point of 130 and a goal of 60-70, this is going to take gallons of acid and days of aeration. Having 50 ppm borates just makes it that much more difficult.

Sucks to have high calcium, alkaline water, but I guess it’s better than some folks up north, starting their seasons out with murky green water.


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Jun 20, 2016
Opened over the last few days. Pool was spotless last night. Then we had a gulleywasher last night. The haze in the picture is from the zooming and gray overcast, focus the 1000-odd worms. They must have been cooped up too long and all escaped at the same time. They were still committing suicide as I watched. They would slowly hang over the edge, then, ...plop. Robot will get a tasty meal or two today!

Compared to right after I pulled the cover.

Dude that is nuts!,,
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Apr 12, 2016
Tucson, AZ
Waiting on a replacement solar blanket, but we were so tired of the house and with the temps in the 80's, I kicked on the heater on Sunday to bring the pool up from 69 to around 84 and had a great swim with the fam. The previous weekend, I replaced the autofill float and adjusted the water level (I'd been fighting a slowly leaking autofill for six months and I was over it) and started scrubbing a little calcium buildup off of the tiles. That will be an ongoing fight this season due to the increased CH levels from our hard water. Looks like I'll be due for another drain/refill next spring.

I finally dug out a bush-bed to support some privacy hedges I planted two years ago that have been struggling with moisture retention in our heat, and then mulched the entire bed. Hopefully that will help with keeping the ground more moist and the bushes happier - my irrigation system bit the dust for good year before last, so I suppose my fall/winter job will be laying all new piping, drip lines, replacing the in-ground valve, basically nearly a full refresh. Maybe I'll add a new zone for the back yard - the original owner only put in a single zone for everything combined and the yard is WAY too big for that.


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LifeTime Supporter
Apr 16, 2007
Started to drain the cover yesterday. Shut it off last night n plugged it back in this morning. I'll be tracking the weather to see when I can start the pool drain for liner replacement.


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LifeTime Supporter
Apr 17, 2010
East Texas
Scraped an inch of pollen off the top and replaced two rusted out metal top rails where you get in and out on the steps. And the post cap plates too. That was fun with rusty bolts.
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