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Thread: Closing Pool - How badly did I mess up?

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    Hi! I LOVE the TFP method and used it religiously all summer... until about a month ago. I got lazy, left the solar cover on, added some chlorine now & then, and that's all. I just peeked under the cover & it has serious algae and who the heck knows where my chemical levels are.

    The pool guy is coming tomorrow to close it. How big of a mess have a I created? Should I just backwash the filter & let him close it tomorrow? Or should I call them to cancel while I take some steps to clean it up? THANK YOU!

    This is my first year with the pool and I won't make the same mistake again next year!
    Kelly
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    32x16 rectangular vinyl in-ground pool (21,000-23,000 gallons?) filled with well water. 24" Hayward sand filter & a Hayward super pump (unsure of model # or specifications). TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Closing Pool - How badly did I mess up?

    I'd push the closing out a least a week (probably two) if possible and get the pool SLAM'd to clean.
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    Re: Closing Pool - How badly did I mess up?

    Ugh, that's what I was afraid of. Thank you so much for the advice!!!
    Kelly
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    32x16 rectangular vinyl in-ground pool (21,000-23,000 gallons?) filled with well water. 24" Hayward sand filter & a Hayward super pump (unsure of model # or specifications). TF-100 test kit.

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