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    Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    98 today, 96 tomorrow. I'm working to keep the water temperature down.

    Sunday forecast is in the 70s, and most of the next ten days will be in the low 80s or upper 70s. No gradual decline this year.
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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    Down here in GA we're looking at the same thing. My local forecast is 95 today and tomorrow, but Monday and Tuesday is 75, then to the mid to low 80s.
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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    My water is 71 degrees and leaves are falling. I'm thinking about winterizing next weekend. This makes me so sad.
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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    Our temps are jumping around. Earlier this week 70s, yesterday in the 90s, today back to 70s today. Nights are getting cooler. Able to keep the pool temp around 80 with solar running and cover...not for long though
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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    You guys are wimps! :P :P
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    Temps back up again... here in Indiana! Hoping to spend some time in the pool this evening. Hubby thought after this last weekend we would be waiting for them temps to go down so we could close up, but now... time to swim again Gonna be sad to close her up this year.

    frogabog... yes, some of us are wimps from your perspective. I can hardly get Hubby in the pool if it's not at least 82 degrees! Can't imagine 54.. If we lived further north we would probably be much more like you!
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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    LOL

    You could turn that around you know... because we melt when it gets much over 90 for long around here. They start issuing warnings to check on the elderly, homeless people, and find your pets. Whole newscasts are dedicated to stories about the heat and how to survive it. And then the elderly start dying. I see images of people in Texas and Arizona wearing long sleeve shirts in 100+ degree weather and wonder how they don't expire right there on the spot. I have central air, but never use it because every time we bother to turn it on the electric bill goes through the roof, I can't imagine the cost of the essential cooling some of you have to deal with. It has to be 98-100 before I'll turn it on. One of my kids gets heat exhaustion with a quickness when he's outside moving if it's over 80, has since he was a toddler (my mom is also very sun/heat sensitive... weirdos!).

    I am however looking forward to our high 80's and low 90's week that is looming upon us here. The water should hit 80 or even 82 after a few solid days of 85+. I plan to swim even :~}
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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha_in_AL
    My water is 71 degrees and leaves are falling. I'm thinking about winterizing next weekend. This makes me so sad.
    In Alabama????

    Our water was 94 yesterday when I put the fountain on the return. I'm having to work to keep it cool.
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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    Quote Originally Posted by frogabog
    You guys are wimps! :P :P
    We plan to hot tub this year when it is below zero F...come over when it is -20F and say that
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Quote Originally Posted by frogabog
    You guys are wimps! :P :P
    We plan to hot tub this year when it is below zero F...come over when it is -20F and say that
    What and watch y'all lounge in your hot tub while my hair follicles freeze my skull till it shatters?

    No thank you! (I'd try it though, turn the hot tub up just a tad for me will ya?)

    -20??? Serious? Why do y'all insist on suffrage? I think I'd just die if I had to endure such extremes :~}

    My grandfather's family hails from MN. He said his nose was permanently red from being frozen too many times, lol.
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    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    I tried a sauna --> lake plunge in Finland last year. Body isn't supposed to do stuff like that. Them folks are crazy up there!
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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    I can't honestly say I know what 80 feels like, I will likely find out before closing though. I must get in at least one more time! (without running the heater for 8+ hrs prior)
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    Re: Talk about a sudden end to the season!

    I was just saying the same thing John! Jeez...the water has been a toasty 90...I like it at that temp when swimming at night. Been keeping the solar blanket on to keep it there and then BAM!...Hurricane Lee's remnants come calling and the high today has been 58!! Gonna stay that way for a couple of days then maybe go back up to the 70's and 80's but there's no way to get the water warm enough. Having Ladies Wine club at my house this coming weekend...you know, so we can have the last swim of the season....guess we'll have to get the fire pit out instead! I think my SAD is already setting in and it's only Sept. !
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