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    Close pool?

    I live in Dallas. My water is at 74 and nobody in my house will get in it. Is it too early to close it? If not, do I just put polyquat in it, run the FC up to shock and run it for 24 hours and then drain and cover?
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    Re: Close pool?

    I'm in a similar situation. Chlorine demand has already started dropping with water temperature so I'm gonna wait until it gets closer to 60 before shock/closing.
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    Re: Close pool?

    Gee, you must be spoiled down there in Texas. We just got our Intex 16'x48" set up over Labor Day, and in Sept with the water at 74 the kids were playing in there for an hour or more before deciding that maybe they would come out. Now, with our warm Indian Summer spell here in the Bay Area of 90's in the day, the water is up over 80, so we've got more time before the kids get turned off.

    When we get ready to go into winter mode, we will have the pool up all winter, so I need to figure out how often I need to filter. We will use the solid vinyl cover that came with the pool. We have the integrated 2000 gpm filter/SWG combo from Intex, so I can't run it on a separate timer, and if I set it for 1 hour per day (the minimum it will do), the SWG might be generating more FC than it needs. If water temps are in the low 60's or less, is it enough to run the filter for a couple of hours once a week (assuming the solid cover)?
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    Re: Close pool?

    I purchased a used pump off eBay without the SWCG. I hook it up in the winter and run it 2 hours a day and just dose with bleach as needed.
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    Re: Close pool?

    Good idea! I'll check it out.
    5000 gal, Intex 16'x48" above ground, Intex 2000gph cartridge filter w/SWG, TF100 Test Kit

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