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    Is your pool still open?

    Things are slowing down around here so I thought I would ask;

    So who still has their pools open? Mine is still up and going thanks to the solar panels I installed this spring, just not getting as much use as it should, maybe there will be time this weekend to get some use out of it, we are also planning a Halloween movie night in the pool. Any thoughts on good semi scary pool movies? (not sure who is going to be there, so maybe semi kid friendly ones)

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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Ha Halloween in the pool sounds sweet. My pool is still open 81 degrees with no heater. I am installing a solar system as soon as it gets here lol so hopefully we will be using the pool year round.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    My pool is warmer in October than a pool in Florida! Solar heat, a solar cover and a warm sunny fall will do wonders.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Close? What is that? My kids have been in the pool in December. No scary movies, but there is a weekend where they have a Halloween weekend on the golf course.. Lots of scary golfers after dark. With glow in the dark golf balls.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Good scary Kid Movies would be any of the 3 or 4 "Paranormal Activiy" Movies. These movies are not gory and just give you the "jump and shock" value.

    Sounds like a great time! Halloween happens to be my Birthday!

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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Still open and 90 degrees with solar on and pool cover. We typically swim till end of November and reopen the first week in Feburary.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Yep, still open here, but coming down starting this weekend.

    Too cold to swim in now, but I have to make ready for my new cement pond.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Nope. Live in Michigan.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Temps consistently in the 30's at night now...winter cover is on
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Yep

    Still open and swimming every day well paddling anyway.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brentr
    Still open and 90 degrees with solar on and pool cover. We typically swim till end of November and reopen the first week in Feburary.
    You suck!

    Mine is probably about 60 degrees right now, I will be closing it up this weekend. If it wasn't for home improvement projects I would get a hot tub!
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Mine's still open (actually "open" year-round). Still swimming as of now, although water just went below the 70F mark. Haven't made any concerted effort to heat it since that is a losing battle in the fall. I'll still get in and do my laps until the water drops a few more degrees before calling it a season.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    We've been closed since 2nd week of September because I got sick n Hubby was going in for brain surgery which went well.

    A good Halloween movie for kids (not sure of their ages but love this movie because it's fun) is Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    It looks like we may be going with one of the flops of last summer for the movie (R.I.P.D.) which was just released this week, pool still staying warm with solar heat, highs in the 70's lows in the 40's most of this week. Not scary, but has a ghost sort of theme, we previewed it last night and it seems to meet the basic criteria we have established for pool movies, which primarily is no need to closely follow the plot.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Finally got down to 60F. Closing this weekend before the leaves really come down.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Quote Originally Posted by Durk
    Finally got down to 60F. Closing this weekend before the leaves really come down.
    Yea same here that hot stint we got early this month warmed the pool up close to 10 degrees. Though I kinda of have the pool half open, hasn't been winterized, but put the mesh cover on sometime in late Sept (got tired of wrestling with leaves).

    I always enjoyed Pumpkin Head I saw it when I was younger and it didn't do that much harm, guess it depends on the age of the kids though.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Although my pool remains open, the 2013 swim season is probably over or at least on its last legs. Water has hit the 65F mark which is about my limit for any extended swimming.

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    A good Halloween movie for kids (not sure of their ages but love this movie because it's fun) is Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler.
    This has indeed become a modern-day Halloween classic. You NCIS fans out there may recognize a very young Tim McGee (Sean Murray) playing the role of Thackery Binx. His character (a teenage farmer living in 1690's Salem Mass.) appears at the beginning and end of the movie.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    We never close our pool but the temps are now in the high 70's, a tad too chilly for us here in New Orleans.

    As far as kid friendly Halloween movies try Disney's adaption of Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes". It may be too scary for really small kids but it is a classic.
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    Re: Is your pool still open?

    Our pool is open, but only because we are now using gas. With solar alone it would be in the high 70's water temp at best.
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