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    Over $200 and counting

    My pool was a swamp this year,but I am into $200 plus in bleach and still shocking. Anyone else put in this amount of bleach? My cya is 45 and shock @18. It's been a week. It is getting better but still losing about 2 ppm per night. Cannot see bottom,cloudy.
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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    $200.00......i wish. $800.00 worth of new water and tons of bleach later- my pool is sparkly now. Well worth all the $$. I would have spent more in chemicals then I have in bleach-last year was very expensive!
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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    A winter cover and correct water balance at closing last year would be a nice site than the money you are spending now.
    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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    Loop loc mesh cover and water was totally balanced when closed. The problem is the mesh covers. I wish I didn't listen to the company who installed our pool,talked us into mesh. I now tell everyone to go solid. Actually the $200 is on the low side,probably more like $300-$350. My neighbor has a solid cover,opens it up,and in 2 days they are swimming.
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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    Quote Originally Posted by ethany
    Loop loc mesh cover and water was totally balanced when closed. The problem is the mesh covers. I wish I didn't listen to the company who installed our pool,talked us into mesh. I now tell everyone to go solid. Actually the $200 is on the low side,probably more like $300-$350. My neighbor has a solid cover,opens it up,and in 2 days they are swimming.
    There you go...You know what to get for the coming season..Good luck..
    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    Quote Originally Posted by ethany
    Loop loc mesh cover and water was totally balanced when closed. The problem is the mesh covers. I wish I didn't listen to the company who installed our pool,talked us into mesh. I now tell everyone to go solid. Actually the $200 is on the low side,probably more like $300-$350. My neighbor has a solid cover,opens it up,and in 2 days they are swimming.
    Do you have the Loop Loc or Loop Loc II?
    I have a loop loc II mesh cover. Last fall to spring of 2011 to 2012 we had record breaking rain . I had to drain the pool below the skimmers probably 5 times when it was closed to keep it from over flowing out. Annoying yes. If i had to do it again, I'd probably get the ultra loc (Hybrid)

    When I opened it at the begining of the season, it had a slight hint of green to it and within 2 days was sparkling clear.

    Key is close late open early.
    I closed in October, and opened in April. Sure the water is cold, but that's what helps keep the algae from consuming your pool. By Memorial day the water was 84 and we were swimming.
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    I like the close late open early idea. makes sense.
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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    Quote Originally Posted by WestSidePool
    Quote Originally Posted by ethany
    Loop loc mesh cover and water was totally balanced when closed. The problem is the mesh covers. I wish I didn't listen to the company who installed our pool,talked us into mesh. I now tell everyone to go solid. Actually the $200 is on the low side,probably more like $300-$350. My neighbor has a solid cover,opens it up,and in 2 days they are swimming.
    Do you have the Loop Loc or Loop Loc II?
    I have a loop loc II mesh cover. Last fall to spring of 2011 to 2012 we had record breaking rain . I had to drain the pool below the skimmers probably 5 times when it was closed to keep it from over flowing out. Annoying yes. If i had to do it again, I'd probably get the ultra loc (Hybrid)

    When I opened it at the begining of the season, it had a slight hint of green to it and within 2 days was sparkling clear.

    Key is close late open early.
    I closed in October, and opened in April. Sure the water is cold, but that's what helps keep the algae from consuming your pool. By Memorial day the water was 84 and we were swimming.
    Agree,I do the samething..Usually I close the first of Oct&open end of April,first of may..I just shock my water &get FC way above shock level,Clean out,put cover on&drain water down..second yr of opening with the BBB process.Water is alway clear&level's are where I left them the previous yr.Except clorine.Ready to hit the cold water within the day..
    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    Might there be debris in the pool, sucking up that chlorine?
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    I really can't see the bottom yet but I did use the robot n picked up a lot of pine needles.
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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    One thing to remember, with a sand filter it will likely take a number of days to clear the water even after all the algae is dead.

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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    I opened early and have GLI ProMesh. Water was decent and was really clear within a couple days.

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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    Opened early April here to a green pool. Slowly shocked while I allowed the rainwater to fill the pool. To date I've spent maybe $150 in chemicals and DE for the Inlaws 25k gallon pool. Reminds me however....I need more bleach.

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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    I'm glad to someone has extra money to spend..If I had to spend this type of money I wouldn't have a pool now..Sorry...I average since I started BBB method is around $100 a season..Alway's have a clear pool.BBB has saved me $100's&have seen a return that pay'd for my test kit in 1 season.
    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    Quote Originally Posted by ethany
    I like the close late open early idea. makes sense.
    Water temp is the key. Many opinions on this, I'm sure, but below 55 degrees to open/close is what I use. When you open the pool, don't start heating it up right off the bat. Clear it/balance it while it's cold, then start your heater.

    Keep your mesh cover.

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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    Problem in NJ is we got days in the 70's and 80's in march out of the blue. You know what they say in NJ,if you don't like the weather, wait an hour!
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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    The air temperature doesn't matter, just the water temperature. The water temperature will be fairly stable, even if the weather is fickle.
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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    Ok,good to know. Now I have a plan. Open early close late. The lady at the local shoprite is starting to look at me strange. I just tell her I have a lot of kids,and they get really dirty.
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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    Quote Originally Posted by ethany
    My pool was a swamp
    I think anytime you can say that, you are facing an expense to rectify it. The question just becomes, "how large of an expense." I have never allowed my pool to turn into a swamp and I have a loop loc mech cover. The key is to close late with clear balanced water and open early when water temps start to approach 60 degrees F. If you miss the boat, here comes the swamp.
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    Re: Over $200 and counting

    One last thing,my wife is getting impatient so she is starting to listen to friends at work. They told her that they had a hard time with algae so they shut off the pump for a few hours,let everything settle,vacuum and now water is crystal clear.

    So now she wants me to turn the pump off. LOL!!
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

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