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    Jun 2013
    Philadelphia, PA

    Just opened the pool and. . .

    I've had it physically open a few times as we have an auto cover. Water is crystal clear, few leaves here and there and I've gone over it with the skimmer.

    Tonight I officially opened (My first time) and all is well. Did a full battery of tests after letting the pump run for about an hour. Beyond thrilled with the results!

    FC - 7.5
    CC - 0
    PH - 7.5
    TA - 80
    CH - 220
    CYA - 70

    Water is about 60 degrees; I let it warm up to ambient for a bit for CYA. These numbers are EXACTLY what I closed the pool at, with the exception of FC being 15 in October.

    So I guess this means it's time to swim!

    My only question - I assume this means I don't need to shock since FC survived the winter and all looks healthy, right?
    Leisure Pools Riv 30, 8500 gal, IG fiberglass, 200 sqft cart filter (Clean & Clear 200), Intelliflo 3HP variable speed pump, Aqua Rite SWG, auto cover, installed 5/2013
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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Just opened the pool and. . .

    No SLAM needed. The water is clear, the CC is below .5, and I'll wager large sums of money that you won't lose anything overnight if you only lost 7.5 in 6 months. You passed.
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    Houston, Texas

    Re: Just opened the pool and. . .

    If the water is clear and your FC is in range for your CYA then you are good to go!
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    Re: Just opened the pool and. . .


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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Just opened the pool and. . .

    Congratulations TroubleFreePat! I didn't have to SLAM either!!!
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