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    For the very first time this season, I just.....

    ....put the solar blanket on my pool. Until today I've easily maintained upper 80s and had to cool it to keep it below 92, but the high today is in the 70's and cloudy with lows in the 50s tonight.

    The cover was still in the basement, so I still have to mount it on the reel just a few weeks before the season ends.

    Quite a change, and it may be almost two weeks before we have typical swimming weather again. Weird year.
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    Re: For the very first time this season, I just.....

    Yeah it sure has been a weird summer!

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    Re: For the very first time this season, I just.....

    we are in indiana too. this whole year has been out of the ordinary. Two weeks ago, we napped in the pool to stay cool. Today, we are wearing jeans, sweatshirts and socks! Who knows what tomorrow will bring.
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    Re: For the very first time this season, I just.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 8corneflakes
    Who knows what tomorrow will bring.
    The only thing sure about the weather in this state is that it changes frequently! It's sure been a hot one though...good summer to have a pool!
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    Re: For the very first time this season, I just.....

    I am in Ohio and thru out my solar cover at the end of last season because it died..
    I was looking the the weather reports the other day and decided to order a new one because of our crazy weather.
    I sure hope Fall doesnt come fast this year...
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    Re: For the very first time this season, I just.....

    I just pulled ours out of the garage today, too! Unfortunately, it must not have been completely dry last year when it got put away. It was still damp in the folded up middle and phhheeeeeweeee, does it smell! It's currently draped over the deck to get sprayed down with a weak bleach solution and then air and dry out before I put it in my sparkly pool!
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    Gotta love Indiana... crazy weather!
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    Re: For the very first time this season, I just.....

    It has been another strange summer in So Cal also, third year in a row. I'm near the beach and we have been in the 70's all summer long until this last week when we finally broke into the 90's. This was the first time we turned on the AC this year. With solar heating, I've maintained the pool temp around 85 in the morning and 90 degrees by evening all summer long without a cover. Last year we took the cover out of storage around the end of September and swam until mid November in comfortable water. The weather is one perk of So Cal, other than that I'm not too sure.
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    Re: For the very first time this season, I just.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ping
    The weather is one perk of So Cal, other than that I'm not too sure.
    Lack of bugs is the best thing about your area. I can handle the weather here, but the flys and mosquitoes are another story.
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    Re: For the very first time this season, I just.....

    The mosquitos I agree are usually unbearable in Indiana... with the dry weather this summer, we have seen very few this year. We just seen very few insects this summer, unlike normal. Can't say I miss them!
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