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    First time opening after going BBB...

    I opened my pool this weekend. It's only my second time opening and the first time after going BBB last year. The water was pretty darn clear immediately after removing the cover. I took the cover off Friday night, and then Saturday I got the filter equipment going. By Saturday night, the pool looked crystal clear. Could have gone swimming were it not for my shock-level chlorine amounts (and the 55% water temp.).

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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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    Re: First time opening after going BBB...

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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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    Re: First time opening after going BBB...

    Love it! Beautiful pool!
    11,700 gallon 21' round 54" deep all-resin AGP - June 2012
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    Re: First time opening after going BBB...

    Thanks... she was a joy to open.
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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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    Re: First time opening after going BBB...

    It doesn't get much better looking than that! Suberb water management.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: First time opening after going BBB...

    Showoff!

    Where's the sign-up sheet for the pool party?
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    Re: First time opening after going BBB...

    Thanks... I'm really appreciative to this forum for all of its help. I have a feeling I'd be hating pool ownership at this point were it not for this forum and all the information it contains.
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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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    Re: First time opening after going BBB...

    That's incredible. How do you get your water to stay so perfect after its closed?

    I keep my levels as close to perfect all summer long as I can.
    I also close very late and open very early. I live in NY and close the end of November.
    So I am maintaining the pool far into cold weather.

    When I open it every year I have a dark green SWAMP

    It only takes me a couple of days shocking to get perfect, but if it looked like yours when I opened it, I think I would throw a party that day
    18x38 Inground Liner (25k gal) Paver surround, multi-speed pump, DE Filter, Raised spill over spa, TF-100

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    Re: First time opening after going BBB...

    Wow I am jealous that beautiful looking pool. I took my pool cover off recently to see how the water looked and I can see the bottom but it's not that clear. Good job.
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    Re: First time opening after going BBB...

    Your pool looks amazing! Congrats!!! Now go swimming!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: First time opening after going BBB...

    Thanks for all the compliments. I wish I had a secret, but I really have no idea. The pool has a mesh safety cover, but I know a few people who also have safety covers and their pools look like swamps when opening. I do open early and close late, but I don't think that's it. Actually, the only thing I use my pool store for is closing the pool. Maybe I should give them credit. When I bought the house, the prior owner raved about the cover and promised I would have great water when I opened. I was skeptical, but two years in a row...

    Kevin
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    30,000 gallon vinyl pool
    Hayward DE Filter
    Hayward Super Pump
    AO Smith 1 1/2 HP Pump (27GPM)
    Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner

    Check out the app I created to control my pool equipment from my smartphone:
    i-created-an-app-to-control-pool-equipment-with-smartphone-t61606-20.html

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