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Thread: Closed above ground pool, did I do okay?

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    Closed above ground pool, did I do okay?

    We just closed our 15x30 ag pool. We have a solid cover, vacuumed all debris, drained the water below the skimmer and used a skimmer plate and put a plug in the filter outlet. In years past, we would use the packets of shock in the pool prior to closing, but with our CYA so high, we just added chlorine. Our numbers are:
    FC/ TC- 18.5
    CC-0
    pH-7.9
    TA-150
    CH-110
    CYA- 100, down from 140 with partial drain.
    We just stopped using the pucks in early August, so first time not using the packets of shock. Are our numbers okay for the winter? We live in Central New York, where winters can be snowy and cold.
    Thanks!
    15x30 Patriot AG, installed 1999, vinyl liner, Haywood power flow Matrix 1 HP, Haywood DE perflex filter, 4- 2x10, Fafco solar panels roof mounted, solar blanket, Taylor 2005C, FAS/DPD

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    Re: Closed above ground pool, did I do okay?

    Has all the water been removed from the return line and your DE filter, pump, etc.? If so, your CYA will come down naturally next year. If you added PolyQuat 60, it would be added protection. Although, with high FC levels, chances are that you will be perfectly fine. Please open the pool up early next year, at least one month earlier than the holiday.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Frog Mineralizer System (EMPTY) - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Pool Company tests water (NO LONGER) TF-100 TEST KIT
    Date of Build is 11-2013

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    Re: Closed above ground pool, did I do okay?

    Thank you! Yes, all lines drained, pump, filter, etc emptied and stored inside. We usually open the pool mid May as I cannot stand to look at the winter cover anymore! Can't swim yet, but it looks nice!
    15x30 Patriot AG, installed 1999, vinyl liner, Haywood power flow Matrix 1 HP, Haywood DE perflex filter, 4- 2x10, Fafco solar panels roof mounted, solar blanket, Taylor 2005C, FAS/DPD

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    Re: Closed above ground pool, did I do okay?

    I cannot stand to look at the winter cover anymore!
    When the 10 day weather forecast is in the low 40's, I open the pool. I hate my cover as well.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Frog Mineralizer System (EMPTY) - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Pool Company tests water (NO LONGER) TF-100 TEST KIT
    Date of Build is 11-2013

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