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Thread: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

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    dorpo75's Avatar
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    Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    Alright everyone, I for one am very bummed at the prospect of another cold, dreary, NE Ohio winter and am DOUBLE bummed that I have to cover my pool, HOWEVER...if each of us could/would post a pic of the reason you have a case of chronic sparklypoolitis it might make it easier for those of us who can't look outside and see our beautiful oasis sparkling in the sunshine get through the upcoming months of blah...
    I'll go first because even though it will be covered, I can come here and enjoy it along with everybody else's.

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    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    I agree with you. I'm going to try and keep mine uncovered as long as I can.

    Here is my reason.

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    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    We won't be closing until sometime in November when the cost of gas heating the pool will get way too high.

    16,000 gallon outdoor in-ground 16'x32' plaster pool; Pentair Intelliflo VF pump; Pentair IntelliTouch i9+3s control system; Jandy CL-340 square foot cartridge filter
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    Richard320's Avatar
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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    I can't.

    My pool is hidden by an ugly blue blubble cover at the moment. I really dislike it. I haven't got any idea what my pool looks like at the moment; intellectually I know it will be clear, as it looked like Dora's when I covered it, and I tested and dosed it less than 24 hours ago, but that's just not the same as stepping out for a smoke and seeing it in all it's sparkliness.

    The last couple days have been exceptionally foggy. Very unseasonable here. My wife told me she went out back to work on the garden and saw that pool and felt sad. The grey gloom and the pool all covered made it seem like winter's here already.
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    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    Closing the pool? Are you crazy! It is dropping to nearly zero celcius here at night and I have the pool cranked to 34C at the moment, I'll think of closing it when snow stays on the ground overnight...somewhere around the beginning of October. I took a dip this AM and I could see my breath LOL!

    I'll post pictures of me swimming with snow around the pool for you early closers.
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    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    Try and ignore the feet. My 12 yr old picks strange subjects to photograph!
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    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    Just today I received a call from the pool service company, wanting to schedule my pool closing. Looks like I only have until 10/11 to suffer from sparklypoolitis. And then I'll begin to suffer from pure depression, waiting for Spring to come!!

    Here is the reason for my ailment....

    20'6" X 38'6" (609 sqft)
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    DE filter, Jandy 2HP pump, Nature2 Sanitizer (removed cartridge!)
    Raypak 39.9K BTU gas heater
    2 ColorLogic lights, Polaris 360 pool cleaner

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    East Hartford, Connecticut

    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    I live in the wrong state . . sigh. Someday we will live further south where the winters aren't so long. We usually close our pool around Sept. 21, as I hold out just in case we get some warm, sunny days. Here's what makes me so eternally grateful for this forum:

    Summer: 19 x 37 Pacific Graphex IG modified oval, aztec marine vinyl liner, 24,000 gal, 3.5 feet to 8 feet, 1 hp Hayward C4025 Swim Clear 4-cartridge filter, chlorine pucks or bleach depending on CYA levels, 1 super wide mouth skimmer, 4 returns (2 therapy jets in steps), Hayward pool vac ultra, Hayward Heat Pro heat pump, non-curved pool slide, 6' jump board, 12 ml clear solar cover, TF-100 test kit, added salt for feel 1,250 ppm, we had "pink algae" in 2010.
    Winter: Hot Springs Vista Spa, 500 gallons. Using BBB method for the first time and for the first time in ages, the water is crystal clear

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    Indialantic, FL

    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    Sigh....I don't have sparklypoolitis, alas, I have covetthyneighborspoolitis!

    My pool's saga is posted in under construction UPDATE: Florida re-plaster/reno saga continues...THE PICS![/color].

    But, I love lookin at everyone elses babies they sure are purdy!

    Hopeful in Indialantic
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    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    OK, first time posting photos but now I think I've got it. After editing a bazillion times.

    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Western Pa.

    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    I have and want PARKLYPOOLITIS for my Grandkids!

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    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

    hows this!?
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    south georgia

    Re: Show us why you have "SPARKLYPOOLITIS"

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    18x52'' intex AGP, 6981 gal, 2650 intex sand filter,
    thru wall skimmer, SWG, 52'' 20G overlap liner, intex pool light

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