What did you do to your pool today?

reynolds357

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Jun 14, 2013
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Atlanta, GA
Not much here yet. Cover still on, but peeled it back again and ran some basics. Been crystal over the winter, but added a little Cya to bump me up from 30. Added a little Acid and Bleach. As soon as my trees drop some tassels, the cover will come off.

What did you do to yours?
The same thing I do most days, nothing. About every 4 days it gets app a cup of muratic acid. About once a month it gets "shocked". I hardly do anything to my pool unless it rains a lot.
 

Kiss4aFrog

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May 22, 2013
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Hudson, WI
Yesterday I set up the little solar powered bird bath on the deck and emptied, cleaned and refilled the plastic pond next to the pool. I made the mistake of looking under the pools cover only to come face to face with a slightly green monster. The algaecide I used last fall seems to have let me down. :brickwall: I have some work to do when it gets a little warmer.
 
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Pv2

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Aug 14, 2013
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south east Arizona
first swim yesterday! it was up to 78. cleaned the inside ladder, took off the rotting old solar cover, skimmed a bunch of trash from the wind plus lots of small white plastic detritis from the old cover. did a few lap-circles and put new blue solar cover on. this morning put the rest of a bottle of CYA in a sock and hung it int he water. going to go do swim #2 in a bit.:whoot::paddle:
 

Casey

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SW PA
I took the cover off today by myself and punched myself right in the mouth. Busted my lip pretty good too. LOL

I was tempted to drain the pool and tear the liner out n start on the floor but I dont want the walls to collapse. I've seen pools stay standing with the top rails on through the winter but I don't have that kinda luck so I decided not to do it. I did take a wire brush to my rust around the skimmer n wipe it down. Left it dry n hit it with rustoleum spray. I took a peek behind the liner n I have rust on the walls. This pool may last a few more years... that's about it. Looks better than the swamp I had the last 2 years. I lost a lot of water too.
 

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Patrick_B

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Well, I’ve never waited this long, but I am finally opening this week since finding a good supply of bleach in bulk and jug forms from a new builder supplier in town. I was planning on dichlor powder and water changes later on, but looks like we escaped that hassle.
 

kimkats

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sigh............puppies.............do you know about "bitter apple"? It is a NASTY tasting spray for things like this.........just know some dogs DO.NOT.CARE so test it on something you don't want anymore just in case he is one of those.
 
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