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    Reopen in Dallas yet?

    Hey everyone! Long time no post! Pool has been closed and I have been fighting the gun rights fight and that is all I will say so I don't step on any toes. Anyway, today got pretty warm here in Big D. Anyone out there reopen yet? I am afraid to look under the cover for fear of seeing a swamp.

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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    I don't close. In my experience, there is no reason to. In winter months I only run my pump for 4 hours a day, so there would be very little cost savings, and any savings would likely be blown during opening.

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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    I wasn't going to but my intention was to have it hard plumbed during the down time but even that went awry.
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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    Dead East of you and I don't close------just run pump overnight when the temps drop-------like last weekend!

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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    I don't close either. We usually entertain during the holidays and host big Super Bowl party and want the pool to look sparkling. In addition, I'm a big believer in keeping the water balanced year-round to maximize the life of the equipment and plaster. Like several others stated, I just run the pump when temps get below freezing or I need to vacuum.

    Swim season for me has started in mid-March the past two years but that seems to be in jeopardy this year (should note that I tolerate water temps as low as 65F). Water temps are 7 degrees colder than this time last year. We would need several more days like yesterday to make up for that, but forecast calls for seasonal temps in the 60's for the next week.
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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    Crazy weather... 88 yesterday and 44 today. The wind last night was incredible. Still blowing today, but not like last night!

    It won't be long until we are complaining about our water being too warm.
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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    Just south of Dallas and I am still open as well. I have a connected Hot Tub and use it in the winter months. Sometimes we get crazy enough to jump into the 50-55 degree pool to cool off from the hot tub, them jump back to the hot tub and feel the needles. Of course we are drinking a little and I am originally from Minnesota where we do polar jumps into 30 degree water just to say we did it. I am looking forward to more days like yesterday...
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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    I opened and guess what? It's blue and clear and still smells like bleach!! Yay!!!!! lol I have some sand on the bottom from the few sandstorms we had come through but other than that, I have 0 complaints! Filling it up now to turn on the pump.
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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    One year ago today I opened the 2012 swim season. OTOH, the first swim of 2013 will have to wait a bit. Water temp is 61F...needs to rise 4 more degrees before I get in. Maybe next weekend...we'll see.
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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    Oh I won't be getting in fake awhile. Lol. Just getting it in shape. Put on the solar cover too.
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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH
    I don't close. In my experience, there is no reason to. In winter months I only run my pump for 4 hours a day, so there would be very little cost savings, and any savings would likely be blown during opening.

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    Re: Reopen in Dallas yet?

    Its full now. Test results are good.

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    I added bleach and will be adding cya shortly. Overall, it was a successful reopen. I will not close it again though. The only good that came of it was it kept the leaves and sand out of the pool for the most part. I don't have a reliable vacuum.
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