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    Who is ready to swim

    I am cant you tell
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    on my way down to visit We're suppossed to get 6-12" of that white stuff again tonight

    PS...pool looks great
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    on my way down to visit We're suppossed to get 6-12" of that white stuff again tonight

    PS...pool looks great
    Thanks for the kind comments. This winter I am going to do a better job of testing so I dont have to shock due to belign lazy during the winter.
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    I'm ready! Solar cover is on. Just pulled the plugs on my returns and started up the pump. Water temp still < 60°

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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    I am ready to swim. too, but can't help noticing how pristine your pool water looks....nice work!!
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    I am ready to swim. too, but can't help noticing how pristine your pool water looks....nice work!!
    I have been looking and looking and thinking to myself, I have never seen it this clear before. I guess that is what staying on top of shocking will do for you. I have not had to add any chlorine since Saturday when I had it at 21 PPM as of Sunday morning. So last addition of bleach was Saturday night. I measured today and it is at 12. So 5 days and has only dropped 9 PPM. I guess getting the CYA up to 35-40 helped some as well. Added that last Saturday as well.
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    That is a beautiful pool.
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    We finally hit a warm spell. Hit 80 today and water is 65. Think I'll chunk my 8 yr old in this weekend to stop the whining. Should be ready for spring break in a couple weeks.
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    Who is ready to swim

    We used our gas heater on Tuesday and solar has kept water ~75 since. We swam for the first time in our pool on Friday... Moved in second week of February. Look forward to swimming a LOT in the near future.
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    Today would have been a good day to take a plunge. It was hot hot hot. 98F at the local weather station. I was at work, literally dripping sweat. Bend over a car, sweat drips onto it.
    My pool water has warmed up something like 6 degrees in the past week, but it's still a bit chilly. Another ten degrees and I'll contemplate it.
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    We've been swimming 3 weeks. Water has been above 80ºF every day except this week it's been back in the 70's. Next week is going to be good again.
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    Kids have been ready since early March. Funny, because when I was a kid, I didn't want to swim in cold water. My kids don't care though. They will swim in anything!
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    I don't know about swimming----------but I'm sure ready to float around and a sip a beverage or two and plug in some Buffett. The wife has this crazy idea I should finish decking down the side first before pool season starts.
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    Our pool is still too cold and cloudy, but I've got the itch. Can't wait for warmer weather and clearer water!
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    We've been swimming for the past 2 weeks here in Central FL with avg. pool temp during the day 82 degrees, as long as we keep our day time temps in the 80's.
    In fact son and I just heading out for a swim. Sure love the solar panels and blanket...
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    We just opened our pool this weekend. The solar was started last week and got the pool to 78 and then we used gas to go the rest of the way (we were impatient -- it would have kept climbing some). It's been unusually warm and sunny for this time of year, but swimming was great. This is the earliest we've opened -- usually it's closer to the middle-to-end of April.
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    As a matter of fact, we started the season last Sunday. During my pool build the kids kept bugging me to get the pool done and filled. I told them you can't rush perfection. All I got back was "Really...Hurry up Dad!!!" After all the rush to get it done the kids jumped in for about 2 minutes and complained its to cold. Maybe next time they will listen to me....NOT.
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    Quote Originally Posted by crookm11
    As a matter of fact, we started the season last Sunday. During my pool build the kids kept bugging me to get the pool done and filled. I told them you can't rush perfection. All I got back was "Really...Hurry up Dad!!!" After all the rush to get it done the kids jumped in for about 2 minutes and complained its to cold. Maybe next time they will listen to me....NOT.
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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    Must be that new math they teach where 1+1=2. Where was I that day? Cleaning the dern pool, that's where!

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    Re: Who is ready to swim

    Our pool water hit 76 Sunday and it felt great. Just teasing me though with lows dropping into the 40's a couple nights this week and highs upper 60's and a little higher it will cool back down. Hit 90 both days over the weekend.

    Saturday 2 racks of ribs, chicken assorted sides, cooler of beer and watched the race Saturday night on the patio by the pool. Doesn't get much better than that. Well until warmer water leads to adult swim nights with the wife.

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