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    It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    All I want to do is open my pool and go swimming...

    How about you???
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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    I'm ready as well. 75 - 80 here in central IA. Mid 70's for the next 7 days!!
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    It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    I'm in Chicagoland area it's 73 here.
    Makes me also want to open the pool, I hope this weather holds up, it would be nice to have an early pool season!
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    It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    Correction... Jut checked and it's now 77
    Simply awsome!
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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    73 here ...pool still frozen solid
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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    81 here and water temp 71.
    I think the little one will be begging more to get in by the weekend.
    Told her 75 min water temp, shes not a happy camper
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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by George N
    Told her 75 min water temp, shes not a happy camper
    She should be mad at you for not installing solar...yet. Around here 71 would be well into the swimming season
    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: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh, she might see this LOL
    I might when we get a bigger pool, shes on me about that too!
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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    Hey Linen it is 71! 76 by Monday! Time to get the Pool setup!
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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by George N
    81 here and water temp 71.
    I think the little one will be begging more to get in by the weekend.
    Told her 75 min water temp, shes not a happy camper
    Yeah, I swear that my six year old daughter is immune to hypothermia. She will swim when water temps are still in the 60's! Her lips may be blue but by golly, she's getting iin.

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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Quote Originally Posted by George N
    81 here and water temp 71.
    I think the little one will be begging more to get in by the weekend.
    Told her 75 min water temp, shes not a happy camper
    Yeah, I swear that my six year old daughter is immune to hypothermia. She will swim when water temps are still in the 60's! Her lips may be blue but by golly, she's getting iin.
    mine too I grew up swimming in Lake Michigan...But my girl is crazy...
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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    Sat in the softub last night and pondered the pool setup. Need to get the fencing setup this year. 75 tomorrow! I think I am coming down with a fever! (Spring Fever! LOL)
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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    YEAH, 70-80 here in MD and I'm going to start up my pool this weekend. Probably keep the cover on, but start chlorinating to avoid greening with some tabs in the skimmer to build up some CYA. Usually near zero at the end of the winter. Just not sure I want to clean it up every day with the winter cover off.
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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    Been in the 80s here all week...it feels like June...except it doesn't stay light as late...Can't tell you how bad I want to open my pool...But here you never can tell what March will bring. But if it is going to stay like this...I will Open and try to be swimming in April...Just depends on the weather...Happy pool dreaming to everbody...
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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    We went on a Bahamian cruise on the Disney Dream on the tenth, the temp was in the thirties when we left. Just got back yesterday and found out it's been in the seventies and eighties since we left!

    The first thing I thought was, "Agggh! My pool!" Sure enough, when I got out there, it was green. So I hooked the pump back up, filled the pool back up, ran to the store and got six jugs of bleach to start with. Been dumping bleach in ever since...

    So I opened the pool, but it's green! I know I need to vacuum, but I'm not going to do that until I can see the bottom. I usually get in the pool to vacuum, but I see lots of mutant sized backswimmers in the water, so I might stay out of the water until I get it adjusted properly. They seem to wander elsewhere when my numbers are correct.

    Personally, I wouldn't wait to open unless your water looks ok right now. (keep an eye on it though) Much easier to take care of good water, even if it gets too cold to swim, then to fix bad water.

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    Re: It's March 14th...and it is 85 degrees in NW Indiana

    Kias...I have a winter cover on...so I am not getting **** in my pool. I brought shock level up to 15 ppm in the fall which was middle of October...swam the day I closed it. When I checked back in March the water was crystal clear...Checked it last week...and it was still clear, because it got somewhat chilly again...had it stayed in the 80s...I would have opened in April.
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