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    Who is ready for spring ?

    I know I am. Just got 14 inches today and they want another 3-6 tonite. There's been snow on the ground since the beginning of January. Last winter got a whopping 6 inches for the entire winter.

    Come on spring I'm ready for ya !!
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    I want to skip spring and go right into summer. We are pretty close. I got a foot and a half last night. And tonight another inch or 2 so far. It seems like rain now.
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    My pump has run more this winter on FreezeGuard than I run it all summer. Geezzzzz.......I am so ready for warm weather!!!!
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    I'm still waiting for Fall or Winter. It was 85F here today! I want some rain.
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    I'll also take the rain Richard, but for now I decided to get the pool up and running for the DW to start some lessons for some kids that are preparing for the junior guards. The solar panels brought the water up to 75 the last couple of weeks, so I turned the heater on for a few hours and it raised the temp to 85. The water has stayed in the 80's all week with just that little boost from the heater and the DW is back in business.
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    Quote Originally Posted by samiguy View Post
    My pump has run more this winter on FreezeGuard than I run it all summer. Geezzzzz.......I am so ready for warm weather!!!!
    You and me both! Definitely ready for spring/summer. We will be getting a taste of spring over the next week or so. Temps are forecast to be in the 70's for the next five days.
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    Ready for spring, too. 120 inches of snow so far and it started the second week of Dec. We may hit 40 sometime next week so I'm hoping to be able just to see my pool! With these kind of winters I'm glad I have a snowblower and a 4x4 truck.
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    It should not be much longer, a week ago my pool was at 53 degrees, last night the solar panels had raised it up to 71, hopefully none of these cool nights in the forecast the next week or so will get low enough to trigger the freeze protect on the solar controlller, and if so at this rate I may have swim ready water by next weekend with a bit of luck.
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    I'm beyond ready and have been for some time. Prepared? That's another story entirely.

    So much to do this year, but I am so anxious for always warm weather!!!
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    Went swimming yesterday afternoon. Water temp 89, air temp 85. First swim of the new year!
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    High of 36 low of 17. Not even close to swimming!

    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    Quote Originally Posted by raidencmc View Post
    High of 36 low of 17. Not even close to swimming!

    Sent from my VS930 4G using Tapatalk
    You had to remind me ! 😕
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?



    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    Just placed an order for some replacement grill parts...a sure sign that spring is near!

    As we get ready to enter March, it looks like we will be experiencing typical North Texas March weather. Highs today and Saturday will be around 80F, but plunging to a high of 40F on Monday followed by a gradual warmup to 70F by the end of next week. Although the temperature trend is up as we progress through March, it will not be without its gyrations. However, March is usually the month where my first swim of the season takes place. We'll see if that happens this year.
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    Wish that was my weather. Temp at the house this morning was 5. Storm coming Sunday night into most of day Monday. 6-12 inches maybe more. It needs to stop already.
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    I'm ready! Single digits this morning and barely broke 20 today..sick of all the piles of white stuff. Yesterday I saw a skunk..this morning a rabbit..maybe spring is near.

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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    My water that was up to 72 last weekend was back down to 68 last night after a mostly cloudy cooler week, and we have another one in the forecast for next week with a couple of nights at or below freezing, just enough to cause the solar heater freeze protection to kick on again.

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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    I am so ready! I made a plow for the eXmark this week just so I could pretend I was cutting the grass! They are saying about 8- 12 and .10 of ice!
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    What a difference one day makes in North Texas. Yesterday it was around 80 and sunny.....today it's 24 with freezing stuff falling from the sky.
    The surface of the pool is steaming. Maybe it's new pool fever, but I have had enough of this up and down weather rollercoaster that we have been on.
    Edit: Now we are having heavy thunder sleet!
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    Re: Who is ready for spring ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 737mech View Post
    ...I have had enough of this up and down weather rollercoaster that we have been on.
    You & me both. We are also getting thundersleet as we speak. This marks the 3rd time I can recall measurable snow/sleet/ice in DFW during the month of March...all of which have occurred within the last six years. Cannot recall any measurable March wintry precip in the 25 or so years prior to that. Yes, I remember some cold/blustery March days dating back through the mid-1980's, but not measurable wintry precip. Wish there was a product called "Winter-Be-Gone". Would have started using it on Dec 7 (the day after the first ice storm of the season). Definitely the worst winter I can remember in DFW from a cold temperature persistence and number of days/nights below freezing standpoint (though I heard 1983 was also particularly bad, but I was living in Florida at the time). It even eclipses 2011, the year of the "Jerry Bowl", and 1989-90 - the year we had a night below zero. After that record cold night, temps were in the 50's two days later and the remainder of that winter was seasonable by normal DFW standards.
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