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    I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Since the weather is going to get cold for yet another weekend I decided I am going to close my pool early this year...long term forcast for the midwest shows below avg temperatures through September... So I might as well get a good early start on things.

    oh wait just looked out office window...the sun is shining maybe I will wait
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Yeah. Wait.

    Wait for a cool day. We've had plenty of them here in PA, not that I'm complaining because they're way better than sweltering humidity. Anyway, wait for a cool day and dive in. The pool water will feel ever so much warmer than the outside air and, before long, you'll want to stay in the pool just to stay warm. Even if the water temp is only 72. Or 68.

    Brrr.

    A friend in TX said it's been 104 where he lives. A friend near San Diego says the nights have been so cool there that she hasn't yet been in her pool because the water temp isn't to her liking.

    Mine is hovering at 76 F. I'd like it warmer but I've learned to like what I have.
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    I realize that your weather is not great for swimming, but if I were in your shoes I would be thanking the Lord for the cool...pool be danged. We are sweltering down here in Texas, and probably will be for the next 2 months. After that it will cool off to just plain old hot.

    Those blessed cool nights are so far away it's like waiting for Christmas...
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Oh, Beaver. Just stop it.
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Hang in there, Aug. is known to be hot and dry

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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beez
    I realize that your weather is not great for swimming, but if I were in your shoes I would be thanking the Lord for the cool...pool be danged. We are sweltering down here in Texas, and probably will be for the next 2 months. After that it will cool off to just plain old hot.

    Those blessed cool nights are so far away it's like waiting for Christmas...
    I've always heard that Texas has two seasons - He** and winter.
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Yeah, pretty pathetic I've only been in our pool once this summer. But I'm a wuss, won't go in unless it's above 86. Luckily, we've managed to keep the pool around that despite the cool temps and cloudy weather with the solar heat.

    Well, it was warm until today when I woke up to being alerted that the pool was draining and water was spraying out of the pump. The temp. fix that another family member did to my pool pump strainer basket failed and the pool was draining. Luckily the pump was off, and less than 1/3 was emptied.

    I never would have thought the hot tub would get more use than the pool in the middle of summer!

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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    I've always heard that Texas has two seasons - He** and winter.
    Today it hit 105. My pool is stuck at 94. Texas does have two seasons, he!! and something slightly cooler than he!!
    The only real winter in Texas is in the panhandle.
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by searayboater
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    I've always heard that Texas has two seasons - He** and winter.
    Today it hit 105. My pool is stuck at 94. Texas does have two seasons, he!! and something slightly cooler than he!!
    The only real winter in Texas is in the panhandle.
    Searay...I am hearing up hear that you guys can't even take the Searay out onto the lakes down there because they are so low on water. That is the scary part...It is amazing how the weather can change things...I guess my big complaint is that I haven't had one Saturday where I could just get in the pool and float in the warm sun. The only two weekends I can remember were weekends where we were out of town or I had a work function. I'd like a couple of really hot 90 degree days though...
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    The high being predicted for Saturday is 79... My pool's at 86 right now with the solar cover on. 79...in Tennessee..in July....

    Global warming my patootey!
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    I'm loosing at least a inch and a half of water per day due to the heat. My pool gets sunlight from 8am to 6pm.
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    It's supposed to be 80* and humid today here in New England. With a water temp of 69*, I'm sure there'll be condensation on the side of the pool later.
    I bet THAT never happens in Texas!

    Maybe we could rent a tanker truck, and swap some water!
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    I don't think there are many Canadians swimming either...watched my kids go in for 5 minutes yesterday and then get out.
    It's actually warmer in the water than outside even without a heater.
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    The high being predicted for Saturday is 79... My pool's at 86 right now with the solar cover on. 79...in Tennessee..in July....

    Global warming my patootey!
    On Sunday it was warmer in Barrow Alaska than it was in Chicago!!! Now that is wrong!
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    I haven't even been in my pool for a good month it seems! This weather is like... not pool friendly.

    Last August, I didn't even swim cuz the water was so cold. I'm hoping for a turn around this August! Today's high... 75*... in July!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    Today's high... 75*... in July!
    S w e e e e e e e e t ! ! !




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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cubbybeave08
    On Sunday it was warmer in Barrow Alaska than it was in Chicago!!! Now that is wrong!
    We swam today. My water was 90. Nicor must love me. (The girls turned up the heater and didn't tell me ....)
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    I will swim tonight, Water will be 90 or more but air temperature will stay above 100 till after midnight.
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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beez
    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    Today's high... 75*... in July!
    S w e e e e e e e e t ! ! !




    Dave
    Well, I'm sure you'd love a break from the heat...

    We're still waiting to break a sweat!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: I am closing my pool Friday!!!

    When I was living in Texas, I used to say that we had two seasons... summer and New Year's day.
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