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    Pool Opening, When?

    This is the second year I have been taking care of this complexs pool, 18,000gal, and the first season to reopen for me. I am originally from Michigan but am now in Alabama, in Michigan it was a no brainier, when the weather warmed up we pulled the cover off. Does anyone have some suggestions as to the best time in Mobile Al to reopen a pool? We seem to have some warm days but then it switches and the temp drops back down. I don't want to reopen too early because of the increase of attention and chemicals. Also, I'm dealing with a remarkable amount of pollen! Never saw so much in my life! It's all over the place, Yellow dust on everything! So you can see my concern about not opening too early.

    Would appreciate any and all comments
    Pool Capacity 18k, Filter Type is sand, Salt/Chlorine-Turbo Cell, Aqua PLUS, Pool is gunite IG, Pump Size is , Flow Rate is ,

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    Re: Pool Opening, When?

    If it's covered with an opaque cover you can probably wait till the end of March or the beginning of April. I wouldn't wait much later than that. Of course that's assuming it was closed correctly. If it wasn't, it's probably already too late.
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    Re: Pool Opening, When?

    I see, ok thanks. Our pool has not been covered, I have maintained the chemical balance and continued to vacuum it and kept the pump running. The water has stayed clear through out these winter months. What I was wondering was, in this area, Mobile Al., when do most reopen to the public, taking the "POOL CLOSED" signs down and ramp-up maintenance/chemical/water balance testing. Through out the winter months I have only been testing once a week. That will change to every day once the pool reopens. Along with the county unannounced inspections as well. Just want to plan ahead. This is one of two complexes I maintain so I drive back and forth. One complex has 60 units, this one with the pool has 96 units, so I want to buy out my time effectly. So when does the splashing and diving usually start? I'm thinking within the next 2-3 weeks, what are some thoughts?
    Pool Capacity 18k, Filter Type is sand, Salt/Chlorine-Turbo Cell, Aqua PLUS, Pool is gunite IG, Pump Size is , Flow Rate is ,

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    Re: Pool Opening, When?

    It'll be about middle of April before people will want to swim in a non-heated pool. Since you're maintaining it anyway it's no big deal to open it whenever it gets warm enough.
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