Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: First pool closing for me.

  1. Back To Top    #1

    First pool closing for me.

    Well the end of the first year is a huge success with the TF100 and the BBB! I never had a single problem once I got going and the water is clear as can be! So now I need to learn how to close it... I have been reading the pool school on this and I had a question about test results on closing. Perhaps there should be a target test results to winterize a pool as well somewhere in there. My current results are: (CYA and Salt are low because I drained 12" and refilled a couple weeks ago by... ahem.. accident. I am leaving them there for the winter)

    Salt 2200
    FC 4, CC 0, TC 4
    T/A 100
    CH 330
    CYA 50-55

    I was going to bring it to shock levels, which thepoolcalculator suggests is 17 for my CYA level.

    I think that is it... close it up. I have never had any issue with algae and CC is definitely 0, so do I really need to put in other chemicals? I really like not adding anything else like BBB teaches.
    Josh S
    ----------------------------
    20.8k gal vinyl kidney; 600sqft surf area, Hayward 1HP Super; 300Lb Sand Filter; Aqua-Rite/T-9; RainbowRay LEDs, Jandy Deck Jets; and a whole 'lotta sweat n time...

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    13

    Re: First pool closing for me.

    Congrats on your first successful BBB season! Only thing I don't see is ph? If around 7.4-7.6 you should be good. Other thing you may want to do which is suggested in pool school is add startup dose of polyquat. Bring to shock level then let settle back toward normal chlorine level and close her up! You will love the way the pool uncovers and how quickly it is ready to use, except for water temp of course. Also note you should have water temps down around 60 before closing.
    22K Gal double roman IG, vinyl, 300lb Crystal-Flo sand filter, 1 hp Sta-Rite pump, WF on pool side with 1.5 hp Challenger pump.

  3. Back To Top    #3

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,083

    Re: First pool closing for me.

    It looks like you have a good grasp on things. I would add nothing but chlorine and close it up. Many folks here do like polyquat 60 as added insurance but probably an even number simply elevate the chlorine. What city and state do you live in?
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Re: First pool closing for me.

    My pH (sorry, just missed typing it) is at 7.6... 7.5 today. I put the cover on it and I think I am good. I live in southern Ontario, Canada - so it gets pretty cold here. The water is 60deg in the pool now. Thanks!
    Josh
    Josh S
    ----------------------------
    20.8k gal vinyl kidney; 600sqft surf area, Hayward 1HP Super; 300Lb Sand Filter; Aqua-Rite/T-9; RainbowRay LEDs, Jandy Deck Jets; and a whole 'lotta sweat n time...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •