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    No pool cover, opening and TFP :)

    Hey everyone, Just opened the pool from the winter slumber and wanted to share what I did..

    First, I closed the pool by dropping the water below skimmer and installed custom made PVC Pipes to keep all connections above the water line during the winter. I also opted not to use a cover to see if it would work for me and how the TFP method would make it through the winter. I brought the water to SLAM level before closing, the temp was below 60 degrees and closer to 50 degrees before I closed..

    When opened
    FC 3 , added to bring to FC 15
    PH 7.4
    TA 50
    CYA 70
    Salt 3800

    This is what it looked like when I opened and some of the new "tools" I used










    After 24 hours of pump time on high, AHHH there's that TFP look




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    Re: No pool cover, opening and TFP :)

    Dang....looks goooood! Great job dude
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    Re: No pool cover, opening and TFP :)

    OH MY! That is as clear as water I have ever seen! You did good!

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    Nice pool!
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    Re: No pool cover, opening and TFP :)

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
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    Congrats!

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    Re: No pool cover, opening and TFP :)

    Thanks everyone

    I am wondering if this "method" would work for many people/pools in the bottom of the states... I don't think it would work very well if you had many tree's or junk around you..

    It was nice getting free fill water
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    Re: No pool cover, opening and TFP :)

    Mine looked just as clear when opening last year, with cover, but that wasn't until Memorial Day! Can't believe you open your pool so early. I'm Jealous!!!
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    Re: No pool cover, opening and TFP :)

    Dont be to jealous its still 60 degrees in there, my butt will not be any where near getting in
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    Re: No pool cover, opening and TFP :)

    Ha! I open my pool early (April 15), just so I can admire the water. We have to crank the heater for our Memorial Day kick-off!

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