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Thread: Had to shock for the first time this season

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    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Northeastern Ohio

    Had to shock for the first time this season

    Disclaimer: This is just a long rant. Feel free to skip if you are short on time.

    We've put a lot of time, money, and effort into the pool this season and have made some great improvements and fixed some minor issues with the help and support of our friends here at TFP. It had been a disappointing start to the season with as cold and cloudy as the weather has been here. We tried to combat this by adding solar panels. Again, the clouds foiled this attempt to get our temp up. We broke 80* once in July, which is good for me, but anything less than 82-83 and DW isn't getting in. 85 is heaven for her. We have been hovering between 75-77 all season. The kids don't mind, but it's not for me.

    Finally, this past week, summer finally arrived. A couple of 90* sunny days and the panels finally could work their magic. We were at 82* yesterday and hosted a pool party for my niece who just turned 9. Her 1 year old brother attended as well and took his very first swim, and with a little luck, we had no baby ruth incidents (or any others, as far as I can tell).

    90* again today. Checked the pool when I got home from work. 85*! That's a first ever for us. DW was very excited and brought home some fancy exercise belt from work that she wanted to try out in the pool (she's a physical therapist).

    The kids were in their suits and we excitedly rolled the solar cover up...BAM!

    It appears that sometime between when the party ended and we finally covered the pool up last night when it was dark, a fighter squadron of Canadian Geese attacked our position. I hate those @#$%^ things , but this just takes it to a new level. I dropped a cal-hypo nuke on the pool (trying to get the CH up) and sent the incredibly disappointed kids and wife back in the house.

    It's a cruel, cruel world.
    ~30000 GAL In-Ground 26'x50' Kidney Shaped Pool
    Hayward EC-75 DE Filter w/1.5HP Hayward SuperPump
    daily user of JasonLion's Poolcalculator
    (12) 2x10 SunGrabber Solar if only there was some sun to shine on them!

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    TravisD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Tampa, FL

    Re: Had to shock for the first time this season

    What a bummer.
    Cruel is sometimes an understatement.
    24' Round AGP | 13,600 Gallons | Waterway Cartridge Filter | Waterway 2 Speed Pump | K-2006 Test Kit
    100% Trouble Free Since The Baqua Conversion

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: Had to shock for the first time this season

    Didn't you realize that BB also refers to the load in a shotgun?

    Blast the geese BEFORE they can do the divebomb run!!

    Sorry your finally swimable (for DW) pool got wrecked
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    Join Date
    May 2009
    Seminole, FL

    Re: Had to shock for the first time this season

    And here in FL I am looking forward for the 'fall' so my pool will cool down below 88-90 degrees. LOL.. My pool gets a lot of direct sun and I don't have it screened in, so its HOT.
    ~13000 inground plaster
    150sq Ft Cartridge Filter

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Re: Had to shock for the first time this season

    OMG! I remember staying at a hotel outside of Chicago that had a bazillion geese walking around. Every morning, walking down the sidewalk to the parking lot was quite a challenge trying not to step on, slip and slide on the goose poo. Goodness gracious, I never saw so many baby ruths in my life!

    So, I can imagine your horror with it in your pool.

    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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