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    Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    Hmm. Decisions.
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    Go for it.
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    I say the same thing, OPEN IT!!! Eventhough the water may be to cold to go swimming, their is nothing like looking in to the yard and seeing a TFP!!!
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    I am a lot farther north than you, and opened yesterday. In the event of freezing temperatures, I just keep the pump running overnight. As has been said, it's far preferable to look at a nice clear pool than a leaf and dirty water-covered winter cover. As well, you will open to a relatively clear pool, instead of a green monster, and you have a few weeks to balance the chemicals, fix leaky pipes, and shake down the equipment before the warm weather hits, and you are hit with a hot day, anxious kids, and a pool that's not quite ready. As well, if pool equipment repairs/replacement are needed, the lineup at the pool store is much shorter right now than it will be on Memorial Day weekend!
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    What's up neighbor? (Dutchess)...my pool is calling my name, but work has me holding off for another week or so. We're past hard freeze season, so if you've got the time I'd open 'er up. I plan to open in about a week and just cover it with my mesh cover to catch those little pinwheel thingys falling off the tree until mid may
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    Ok, ok i will open it up.
    Just went got the filter and pump out of the garage and realized I need a filter cartridge.
    Gonna order it right now. Dang it.
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    Got mine open in NH yesterday. No green but the hazy blue that I typically open to. 9 gallons of bleach in and it is clearing up, headed to the store for more bleach today. The only issue with early opening here is the wind and the leaves and debris that end up in my pool throughout the day. Lucky for me I enjoy skimming while having a cold one....
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    It's been open for a few weeks now. How long should I be running the pump each day being that it's not being used and still is 58-62F in there?
    My normal daily pump time when the pool is being used is 6 hrs.

    Cut that in half?
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    You need to run the pool long enough for the water to turn over at least 1 time. You can use this article to help you determine run times.
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    You need to run the pool long enough for the water to turn over at least 1 time. You can use this article to help you determine run times.
    Ok, thanks.
    Even in that article it says you can reduce pump time when the water is cold.
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    I use to live in Rome New York. While there, I learned that Upstate is relative. Folks in NYC think "Upstate" is West of Manhatan and North of Queens. For me, it was those guys up in Watertown. LOL
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    Born in Oriskany lived in Utica and Rome until my early 20's......small world.
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    Re: Upstate NY, April 26th. Should I open it up?

    Quote Originally Posted by accidental chemist
    I use to live in Rome New York. While there, I learned that Upstate is relative. Folks in NYC think "Upstate" is West of Manhatan and North of Queens. For me, it was those guys up in Watertown. LOL
    Exactly the reason I've started using the term northern NY. My definition was always north of Albany but most think of it like you stated.
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