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    My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Okay. So we've had the shortest winter ever since moving to Oklahoma 9 years ago! But still, to keep the pool blue all winter long in Oklahoma and window-picture-perfect, I swear I spend more hours weekly maintaining my pool than the average Joe. But my fellow pool owners here on Trouble Free Pool with open winter pools in colder climates will agree with me. No?

    Neighbor Q. Where do you work out? My A. Workout schmurkout. I clean my pool - often.

    Neighbor Q. Where'd you get your guns? My A. I'm a part-time "pool girl".

    Neighbor Q. Who cleans your pool? My A. You're lookin' at it oh, and I learn all I need to know from TROUBLEFREEPOOL.COM
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    That's great.
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Pride of ownership


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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Bet they would LOVE to swim in YOUR pool over so many others that are not crazy as we all are about our pools! LOL

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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Nice selfie and nice pool!
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    Divin Dave,
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Love the smile!
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Thank you, Wendy!! I love yours too!

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    Right? Lol...
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    I love this post!!!!

    As for your neighbors, tell them that you know some who's pool is still frozen who are already planning on opening in a week or two.

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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Love that selfie and all your answers!
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Agreed 100%

    I keep mine open year round too...often vacuuming, testing & balancing every saturday morning.
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Love it, neighbor!
    I'm grateful for our super short winter so my PB can work on my pool!

    Looks like 80's for us on Monday and Tuesday! What's your current water temp? Think you'll swim next week?
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    It's called sparklypoolitis. A lot of people here suffer from it.
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    Awwww!!! Thanks, Computerguy and all you other guys! You are all too kind!!! I DO blush!!! LOL!!
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Hey Nurseini!! LOL!! As of about 30 minutes ago we are at about 62 degrees...Now question...are you being SERIOUS about swimming next week?

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    It's called sparklypoolitis. A lot of people here suffer from it.
    WOO HOO!! Yes indeed, Richard. I am about to become a real paying member. I am so thrilled with this site and all of you amazing folks on here.
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    So, MANY years ago, one of my jobs when I was going to college was "The Pool Guy" for a community pool for a planned neighborhood. I did general upkeep, chemicals, cleaning, yelled at kids who got out of hand, cleaned the clubhouse, etc...

    But my favorite thing about that job was the early morning clean. Dead quiet except for the birds. Good weather. Calm winds. Sun still low on the horizon. There was a "Zen" to the whole thing. The rhythm and precision of vacuuming the pool floor. It was almost like meditation. Is Pool Church a thing?


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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    [QUOTE=Oklapoolma;976507]Hey Nurseini!! LOL!! As of about 30 minutes ago we are at about 62 degrees...Now question...are you being SERIOUS about swimming next week?

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    Wow! 62 degrees...lol guess not! If it stays THIS WARM maybe your water will warm up quick!!
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Quote Originally Posted by platipus View Post

    But my favorite thing about that job was the early morning clean. Dead quiet except for the birds. Good weather. Calm winds. Sun still low on the horizon. There was a "Zen" to the whole thing. The rhythm and precision of vacuuming the pool floor. It was almost like meditation. Is Pool Church a thing?
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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Casey you hit it on the head for me! I just love starting the day first thing with good pool time even if it is vacuuming the pool.

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    Re: My Neighbors Must Think I'm an Addict. An that's okay with me!

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Casey you hit it on the head for me! I just love starting the day first thing with good pool time even if it is vacuuming the pool.

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