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    Opening pool in Seattle

    This is our first year opening our agp. We are about to take our heavy duty cover now. I am having a hard time finding anything on start up timing for pools in Seattle. I will take some pictures and give some status on its condition shortly.
    14,000 gallons 24'x52" Seaspray Allure AG
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    Re: Opening pool in Seattle

    First order of business is to post full set of test results and folks here can help.
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    Re: Opening pool in Seattle

    Open your pool when it suits you. You don't get enough cold weather to matter (right?) so it can be opened anytime.

    My assumption is also that it isn't too warm already but if your water temp is around 55 +, I would certainly open it up.
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    Re: Opening pool in Seattle

    Yes a full set of test results, preferably from one of these kits http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...its-comparison
    If you don't have one of these kits I highly recommend you get one. Small investment to maintain your water chemistry with accurate, consistent test results.
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    Re: Opening pool in Seattle

    We only have a Pentair 78HR pool and spa test kit. So we should probably go get a better one before we start?

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    Oh, the water temp is 52 degrees, when we lifted the cover it was steaming! 9 a.m. And it is about 50 degrees out and sunny. Yay.
    14,000 gallons 24'x52" Seaspray Allure AG
    Sand filter, 1.5 hp Hayward Vari-Flo XL
    Installed June 2013
    AquaCal SQ120 HeatPump

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    Re: Opening pool in Seattle

    Yes I would. If you need help with anything those would be the test results we would trust to be accurate. I use the TF-100. Best value.
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Opening pool in Seattle

    Looks like we will need something better, but here is what we got.

    CC - 0
    pH - 7.2
    TA - 250
    14,000 gallons 24'x52" Seaspray Allure AG
    Sand filter, 1.5 hp Hayward Vari-Flo XL
    Installed June 2013
    AquaCal SQ120 HeatPump

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    Re: Opening pool in Seattle

    Oops! Those results look a bit troublesome. They should look more like this...

    FC - X
    CC - X
    pH - X
    TA - X
    CH - X
    CYA - X

    So if you are ready to manage your own pool, you will need a test kit that will test those parameters.

    While you are thinking about that, read "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" up in Pool School. It is a wealth of info (overwhelming at first) but will give you an idea of what we teach and how much help is available to you to keep your pool crystal clear all summer.
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    Re: Opening pool in Seattle

    + 1 on reading in pool school. That'll give you something to look at while you wait for your test kit to arrive.
    Jeff
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    Re: Opening pool in Seattle

    We took a water sample to the pool store for testing. He couldn't print results for us but said the water was actually in pretty good shape and gave us two bags of shock and told us to bring a sample back next week.

    The water was sort of white, not green, cloudy and we could see the bottom.

    We are going to order the TF-100, as suggested.
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    Sand filter, 1.5 hp Hayward Vari-Flo XL
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    Re: Opening pool in Seattle

    You will be happy with your own testing kit if you want to be in control of your own pool. Your wallet will most likely thank you. I would hold off on using their "shock" until you can get accurate test results.
    18*36*23 true "L" vinyl IG 29,000 gallons. SWG. TF-100 test kit.
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