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    Is this worth the $$$$

    Closing our pool on the 20th and still can't decide on this closing option from our pool company.
    Winter Service Option~$220.00
    Pool company will perform 2 winter services. One during late Nov/early Dec and second during late March/early April. They drain extra water, add winter algaecide, test and cirulate the water. Add any balancing chemicals (like MA). The MA is extra...not included in the $220 price.
    Does this seem worth the money?
    I am worried about the PH...every week I need to add 2 qts. of MA to keep the ph in the 7.5 range. I can't imagine what the ph will be like opening in April 2011! I really don't want to have to deal with scaling in the spring!
    Any input will be appreciated.
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    Re: Is this worth the $$$$

    Fair price in my neck of the woods (NJ)

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    Re: Is this worth the $$$$

    Quote Originally Posted by mamasproject
    I am worried about the PH...every week I need to add 2 qts. of MA to keep the ph in the 7.5 range. I can't imagine what the ph will be like opening in April 2011! I really don't want to have to deal with scaling in the spring!
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    I am hoping someone will address this concern. I would like to know.
    19,800 gallons (closed/winter 18,654 gal); plaster; 18x34 Ft kidney bean shape, Depth 3Ft-5Ft. Built 1992
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    Re: Is this worth the $$$$

    New plaster? How old?

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    Re: Is this worth the $$$$

    I am not the o p, but FWIW, my re-plaster was new in 2006, the summer of 2009 the plaster was perfect, upon opening in March 2010 the plaster had scaling- pH got too high for too long over the winter- I'll be monitoring pH in future winters.
    My pool takes about 31 oz of M Acid every 7 days in the summer/now ( was more frequent but help from others on TFP has got it to the7 day range).
    19,800 gallons (closed/winter 18,654 gal); plaster; 18x34 Ft kidney bean shape, Depth 3Ft-5Ft. Built 1992
    Pentair Whisper Flow Pump 1HP. Winter safety cover w anchors.
    Sand filter, Pentair Sand Dollar Top Mount Model SD80; Effective Filtration Area 3.5SF
    - FlowRate 75GPM, 8Hr 36,000, 10Hr 45,000, 12Hr 54,000; Pressure Weight 50PSI
    BBB (Hayward Chlorinator when leave town). Polaris 360 cleaner.

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    Re: Is this worth the $$$$

    Johnny B or OP...if you could post your latest full test results, we may be able to help you out. JH...if your plaster is now 4 years old and your TA is around 70-80, your PH should remain pretty stable if the pool is covered for the winter.
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    Re: Is this worth the $$$$

    dmanb2b, thanks but the guys are helping me on a separte thread.
    19,800 gallons (closed/winter 18,654 gal); plaster; 18x34 Ft kidney bean shape, Depth 3Ft-5Ft. Built 1992
    Pentair Whisper Flow Pump 1HP. Winter safety cover w anchors.
    Sand filter, Pentair Sand Dollar Top Mount Model SD80; Effective Filtration Area 3.5SF
    - FlowRate 75GPM, 8Hr 36,000, 10Hr 45,000, 12Hr 54,000; Pressure Weight 50PSI
    BBB (Hayward Chlorinator when leave town). Polaris 360 cleaner.

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