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Thread: Opening Pool To Crystal Clear Water With Perfect Chemistry?

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    Opening Pool To Crystal Clear Water With Perfect Chemistry?

    How many people actually open up their pool and not have to do anything with it and have perfect water chemistry? I did. Thanks to the knowlege of this website.

    Just a little info on my success:
    Last Fall: Got my water chemistry right (pH, TA, CH, CYA).
    Last Fall: Added algaecide (Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride) and raised the FC level to shock level.
    Last Fall: Disconnected plumbing and winterized.
    Last Fall: Covered pool.
    Fall through Spring: Kept a check on my FC level. The FC level held steady all the way up until the weather started warming up and slowly took a plunge.
    Spring: I would peel back the cover and drop in a sump pump modified to circulate the water and add bleach to raise the FC level back to shock level a few times before time to open. I had to adjust my pH once.
    Now: Take off the cover, hook up the plumbing and turn on the pump with crystal clear water that was the same chemistry as what I left it.

    Anyone else have a Trouble Free time at opening?
    18,000 Gallon Aboveground. Sand Filter with 2HP 2 speed Pump.

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    Re: Opening Pool To Crystal Clear Water With Perfect Chemistry?

    Great Job easttn!
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    Re: Opening Pool To Crystal Clear Water With Perfect Chemistry?

    Good job ! Nice and easy when you close it up and open it right. 😎
    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 To Crystal Clear Water With Perfect Chemistry?

    There is a thread on the forum with others sharing their success stories this Spring. There are many of you who have a dead-on grasp of how this all works and it is a pleasure to see you post!
    Dave S.
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    Re: Opening Pool To Crystal Clear Water With Perfect Chemistry?

    Great job!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Opening Pool To Crystal Clear Water With Perfect Chemistry?

    I have a mesh cover, so its very hard with the addition of all that new water. Might look into putting a tarp over the mesh this fall to keep water out
    Moved so no longer pool owner, keeper of pool of family member

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