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    Opening up in Michigan!

    Welp, I have to do it! Opening the pool today in west Michigan, It's about 64 degrees out. Tired of waiting, and I have a busy schedule coming up, so its either a little early or way late!
    Got my TF-100 a few weeks ago and I'm excited to get some numbers going.
    I just purchased the house but I was renting it last year - Sadly the pool is still equipped with nature 2, but I am just going to leave the old cartridge in there as I have not re plumbed yet (kinda intimidated by plumbing, lol), however I replaced the filter I had. Same model just not 20 years old. Cleaning up the pool area and just took a quick break so thought I would make a post!
    Wish me luck with a good season and no issues, haha
    Will post some numbers & a pic or 2!
    Good luck to you all
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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

    ian81:

    Welcome to TFP! Good Luck to you too. We're here if you need us.
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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

    If you want, you can go ahead and remove the N2 cartridge and leave the N2 system in place and deplumb at your leisure.

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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

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    Not exactly as clean as I thought it would be, but not bad for lack of chemical knowledge when closing. Cover is really old too, but drain is visible!
    Filled it up and will begin shocking and circulating it when I wake!

    CC 0
    Ph 7.4
    Ta 140
    Ch 250
    Cya 80

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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

    The previous owner swore by the nat2 but this site has taught me otherwise thAnks for the advice and luck!
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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

    I am doing the same. I live in Grandville so I know the itch with the few warm days we have been having. Good luck with your opening!

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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

    We are opening for the first time today too in South Haven! Opened up to clear water just a few leaves that snuck in.
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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

    Opened in metro Detroit today. Water cloudy and not much "stuff" in the deep end. Little tufts of algae all over the bottom, but I expected that. Our cover has holes and needs to be replaced. In shock process and several brushings and vacuumings today. FC dropping slowly but keeping up the fight.

    We now have "angry" birds. I took away their community bird bath when I removed the winter cover. They have been "bombing" the pool all day.

    Put the leaf net on for the night and hopefully the birds won't like the texture so they won't land.
    16 x 28 Doughboy Mystic Garden AGP with 7' deep end (used expandable vinyl liner) ~11,800 gals. Deep end main drain. Thru-the-wall skimmer, one return at deep end. Media Master 150# sand filter. Doughboy PowerPak II pump, 1 hp. Pentair MinimaxCH 150m natural gas heater. Polaris 65 when it feels like working . TF-100 test kit. No longer 'pool stored' 5 years and counting. In sunny but fickle metro-Detroit.

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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

    Quote Originally Posted by mariane
    Put the leaf net on for the night and hopefully the birds won't like the texture so they won't land.
    I am going to be doing the same! I got a dang helicopter tree right above my pool, I am almost asking for trouble opening with this late spring we've had, but there are kids who would love to go swimming, and I'm confident my brand new solar cover will help haha, with a leaf net on top *chuckle*

    After a mental exhausting day of me and my brother attempting to replumb stuff, we finally got it.
    Although I have other issues, not sure if filter is working properly, I've got another thread in the pumping station section

    But anyways, right now we are at

    FC 8
    CC .5
    TC 8.5
    PH 7.5
    TA 130
    CYA 60

    Not going to run the pump over night due to some problems I may have going on.
    Good luck!!
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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

    Going to start a new thread but thought I'd let you know.
    The birds like the leaf net and it's easier for them to take a bath.
    16 x 28 Doughboy Mystic Garden AGP with 7' deep end (used expandable vinyl liner) ~11,800 gals. Deep end main drain. Thru-the-wall skimmer, one return at deep end. Media Master 150# sand filter. Doughboy PowerPak II pump, 1 hp. Pentair MinimaxCH 150m natural gas heater. Polaris 65 when it feels like working . TF-100 test kit. No longer 'pool stored' 5 years and counting. In sunny but fickle metro-Detroit.

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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

    Pool open and clear.
    Ready to swim.

    Wishing you good luck with your pool opening and happy swimming!
    16 x 28 Doughboy Mystic Garden AGP with 7' deep end (used expandable vinyl liner) ~11,800 gals. Deep end main drain. Thru-the-wall skimmer, one return at deep end. Media Master 150# sand filter. Doughboy PowerPak II pump, 1 hp. Pentair MinimaxCH 150m natural gas heater. Polaris 65 when it feels like working . TF-100 test kit. No longer 'pool stored' 5 years and counting. In sunny but fickle metro-Detroit.

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    Re: Opening up in Michigan!

    ian81:

    Your pool looks great after being in hibernation after a long Michigan winter. Your numbers look good too, assuming you are done shocking.
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