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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Best day this year!

    My pool has hit it's maximum temperature for the year - 84F. About 95F outside with full sun and blue skies.

    The water is crystal clear and sparkly.

    I ran a full set of tests and I don't need to add anything. It could use a minor vacuuming - every blade of grass is visible where it sits on the bottoim.

    It's taken me to the end of Summer to have it this good. I pity those people who are already talking about closing.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: Best day this year!

    Mine has gone down to 83 and nobody wants to get in!
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
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    Apr 2010
    Altoona, AL

    Re: Best day this year!

    Mine is 68 degrees and leaves are starting to fall. I'll be closing it in the next couple of weeks. This makes me really sad.
    AG 18' X 52" Round Pacifica Pool w/ Metal Diamond Unibead Liner. Installed in March 2007.
    2.5 HP Baquapure 2 Speed Pump, 200 GPM Waterway ProClean Cartridge Filter System.

    Former Baquacil user
    Converted to BBB in Fall of 2009 - Now I have a truly trouble free pool!

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    Cape Girardeau, Mo

    Re: Best day this year!

    I hit 74 today and falling!
    Steve Frakes
    15' X 48'' Intex Metal Frame
    Intex Sand Filter 16'' 2650 GPH
    Taylor K-2006 Test Kit
    BBB and Borated

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    frogabog's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Portland, Oregon

    Re: Best day this year!

    I'm with ya. Sticking it out here too. School started, summer arrived. The warnings to check the elderly and pets has been issued. The forests are on fire. The sun is low, my pool is mostly shaded till noon.

    It's finally hot and water is still 74 or less. Wah!

    My son brought three skanky 11 year olds over after school. I lost an extra 1.5ppm today. Not sure those boys bathe much...

    I'm going for a few more weeks if I can. Delends on the weather and leaves. Water wil never get hot with the sun so low. Big trees in the way.
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
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    May 2010
    East Hartford, Connecticut

    Re: Best day this year!

    After getting tons of rain from tropical storm Lee, the pool temp is now 76 degrees, held somewhat by the solar cover. The sun came out for a short time yesterday afternoon and brought so much heat with it along with the humidity that I couldn't help myself but to jump in. Aaaaahhhhh, so refreshing. Since the next several days are going to be reasonably warm, I'll run the heat pump and enjoy. If it feels too chilly, I'll wear my thermal swimwear . . I plan on milking every day of summer that I can.

    In the past, September 21 was always the approximate day that we would close due to temperatures not being desirable enough to swim in anymore; however for the past two years we've been able to swim beyond that. I'm curious to see what this year brings compared to last year - I swam on September 30 without freezing last year then gave it up after that.
    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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    Dec 2010
    Mount Airy, Maryland

    Re: Best day this year!

    Mine is around 74, but nothing a heater can't resolve, if necessary... BUT, I would just prefer to heat the hot tub and look at the clean and sparkly pool with a nice cold beer at my side, or maybe a Bloody Mary tomorrow morning...
    18 x 36 Inground Gunnite, White Plaster 21K gallon
    18" raised spa, 8' Diameter (620 gallon)
    Triton II Sand filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG
    Pentair Pump, Max-E-Therm 400 BTU
    Lamotte ColorQ PRO 7-Plus test kit
    TFT-100 test kit

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    Sep 2007

    Re: Best day this year!

    Yep, water getting mighty chilly but after baking in the Carolina sun (underneath that Carolina Blue Sky), a refreshing dip is nice.
    36 x 18 IG vinyl, 25K, 1 HP pump, sand filter
    1 skimmer, 2 returns, no main drain
    Old school: PoolSolutions test kit

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    Re: Best day this year!

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    84F. About 95F outside with full sun and blue skies.
    I need to move!

    Last week was around 100 for four days, from here on out though it will be averaging a high of 75 and lows of 55. Think I will save my gas $ for spring!
    [ Vogue Vectra 24' AG | Hard plumb: Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 1HP 2-speed, 27" sand filter & Pentair MiniMax 100 NG | Taylor K-2006 | Central IL ]
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    Nov 2010
    Sault Ontario

    Re: Best day this year!

    68 at lunch today, if it hits 71 when I go home I'm opening a beer and jumping in......I need a solar heater so bad
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
    Foam Cove, Taylor K-2006 kit, BBB method, 8'X20' Fafco Sunsaver Hard Plumb, DIY Fountain, Margarittaville Fiji

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