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    Ice out in upstate ny!

    Well. I am ice free. We have a few cold nights ahead then mild weather. I may open up in March this year


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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    Uh...yeah...good luck with that! Somehow I just sense you're tempting Mother Nature too much, and she will do all she can to upset those plans.
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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    I'd never even attempt to open before tax day around here...

    Sorry for just making everyone's blood pressure rise just a little with the mention of April 15th.
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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    We open the first week of May up here towards Chicago. We have to watch the maples dropping their buds everywhere and also that some of the flowering tree's starting to dump.
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    Up here in my neck of Chicago, I shoot for April 15 (silver lining on a nasty day...). The exact open depends on the weather as I use rainwater for fill. I just can't wait until May to see my water again! I may not swim, but I love to look!

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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Uh...yeah...good luck with that! Somehow I just sense you're tempting Mother Nature too much, and she will do all she can to upset those plans.

    Could very well be the case ...... but i am hoping to ice fish this Sunday March 6th and then open my pool on Saturday March 12th ...... after the 6th the forecast is lows in the high 30's and highs in the 50's and 60's. I figure if i get a cold night or two i will just run the pump.

    I was lazy in the fall and the water is green so I need to get it open and sparkly again
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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    On the ice fishing last Sunday and opened up today


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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    Oh my. Happy slam! Hope you caught some fish!

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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    We've had a terrific warm several days around here - hi temps in the upper 70s...when our daughters got home from school yesterday - they went for the first swim of the season! I think they are just crazy - water temp is 67! But their smiles reinforce that this is the best $ we have ever spent! Our build finished up in late August last year, and we chose to leave it open. Worst part of that was all the leaves. But after that the water chemistry has been so easy!
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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    I'm probably under 40 degrees so the first swim may be a while but i want to get it cleaned up

    As far as fish go


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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    Yum! Or did you catch and release?

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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    Yum is correct


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    24 hours later


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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    You go! It's looking so much better !!

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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    It really is looking better as Marian says. One of these days you'll turn in your parka for a speedo, lol
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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    Pool temp hit 70 yesterday. I may take the plunge today!
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    Re: Ice out in upstate ny!

    NICE progress! This should not take you long!

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