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    Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    And guess what, It was perfectly clear after taking the winter cover off. It still had 5 FC!
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    Pictures or it didn't happen.
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    I knew you were gonna say that Richard lol



    You can see the bugs and other junk that blew in over the winter on the bottom. BUT THE WATER IS CRYSTAL CLEAR.....and 57* burrrrrr
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    That is one great opening pic, congrats
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    Should be a smooth opening the rest of the way. Well done!

    I'm guessing mine looks about the same. Still hiding under the cover. 70s outside this weekend means I might consider opening... but the water is probably still 50 or less.
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    Congrats! I'm feeling the love too. Last year was my first full season using the TFP method and I also had nice clean water upon removing the cover. The only troubling part was my FC was 0. A little bit of debris made it past my safety cover because of the ferocious winds we get out here on the great plains, so I don't know if that had something to do with it. But all the other numbers were fine and after raising FC the water is crystal clear. And that's without using anything but bleach and MA for maintenance for all of last year. I do have it easy because my back yard doesn't have any landscaping (yet) so we get very little plant debris in the pool besides grass clippings and the occasional stray leaf. And toads. Lots and lots and lots of toads. Oh Lort the toads!
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    Nice way to start-off the swimming season .... even if it is still too chilly for a dip.
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    Nice way to start-off the swimming season .... even if it is still too chilly for a dip.
    Too chilly? Says who? I got in at 50 last year, and 55 this year. I haven't been back in, but it's a pool opening christening.
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    Thanks guys, I've been telling people about this opening and they don't believe me!
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    Mine was clear too other than the worms that crawled in and settled over the bottom.
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    It's amazing, isn't it? I peaked under my cover over the weekend and water is still perfectly clear!
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    Quote Originally Posted by JSlabotsky View Post
    I also had nice clean water upon removing the cover. The only troubling part was my FC was 0.
    FC=0 is to be expected after several months without adding any.
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    Re: Opened my pool after doing TFPC last year......

    My fc was 7 when I opened last year, and around 5 this year. I only have mine closed for about 4 months before I can't stand not seeing the water anymore.


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