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    What did you do to your pool today?

    Not much here yet. Cover still on, but peeled it back again and ran some basics. Been crystal over the winter, but added a little Cya to bump me up from 30. Added a little Acid and Bleach. As soon as my trees drop some tassels, the cover will come off.

    What did you do to yours?
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    I don't close for the winter. Water is balanced and has been all winter. Just running the pump, as pollen is thick and trees are dropping lots of stuff. Awaiting water temp of 73 or 74, then I'll jump in. Right now water is 70 degrees.

    Just started with BBB in Spring of last year. If it wasn't for that I'd be throwing Shock, Phosfree, and all kinds of other stuff in there that the pool store would advise.

    As it is, I don't have to do very much. Just add bleach and MA as needed. Pool looks like the avatar pic right now.
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Our Pal WoodyP has been telling me about your pollen woes out in the far East. We will have our dust storms soon enough. A little bit kicking up today.
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Half filled the new liner with water! Tomorrow starts a new spread sheet on chemistry......

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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Cut down a large branch from one of the several Birch trees that overhang the pool as I try to minimize the amount of debris that constantly falls into the pool. Other than that pool is still covered with water temp around 46.
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Nothing today because of rain, but yesterday I put down weed barrier, edging and small river rock around most of the base of my pool. In a couple of weeks, I have some guys coming out to pour a concrete pad for my pool equipment.
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Checked the temp am it was 75, checked at noon it was 76 and solar panels are blasting heat into the pool. I have also emptied my skimmer baskets about 2,378 times today and the pool surface is covered with some tree doodoo. But, the water under the tree doodoo is sparkly clear.

    Last sunday I cleaned and replaced filters with the pentair carts that i don't like. Wednesday I cleaned and put the Pleatco cartridges that I do like. Before that I did full meal deal TF100 tests. Added 3 bags o salt and some CYA to get everything in line for swimmy-swim-swimtime. Everything else was perfecto and ready to go.

    Now all my pool needs to be ready for swimming is more hotness!
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Opened up cover and tested- eeeeek~ 0.5 FC,0 CC...last month the FC was 7.5. Pool is crystal clear as always. I haven't added anything since last fall, we even turned off the SWG and just let it drift down over the winter. I've opened and tested throughout fall and winter but never got such low CL before. Today-Added a gallon of bleach, did a little scooping and a bit of brushing, but have to wait for Skippy to come home to do more of the brushing labor and crawl through the overgrowth to get to the equipment and turn the SWG back on.
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Our Pal WoodyP has been telling me about your pollen woes out in the far East. We will have our dust storms soon enough. A little bit kicking up today.
    Yep----been dipping oak tree fronds out most of the day! Bumped up CYA yesterday to 40ish level. Test again in a few days to be sure. Was too low to be accurate.
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Our water is 77° today....we went for a brisk swim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayBauman View Post
    Our water is 77° today....we went for a brisk swim!
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Took off cover 2 days ago, clear but #s low. Used new Stanley leaf gulper that I'm not to fond of, brushed w new Whale Wall brush that im not too fond of and using my new speedstir that im VERY fond of. Added CYA, Borax, bleach. Water temp only 60. Cleaned out skimmer basket a gazillion times of oak frond things. I thought they were through falling. Oh and I cleaned out around my pump pad.
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    Where is that dang official jaybauman emoticon???
    I've been waiting for that one for awhile myself. Although displaying it would probably get me banned....
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Changed 325 lbs of filter sand (was way beyond deep cleaning), brushed in 500+ pounds of salt, installed a timer, started installing my new SWG. I am beat.
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Propbndr View Post
    Changed 325 lbs of filter sand (was way beyond deep cleaning), brushed in 500+ pounds of salt, installed a timer, started installing my new SWG. I am beat.
    Man, I bet you are! So far today, I think you win, what a day...First one's on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propbndr View Post
    Changed 325 lbs of filter sand (was way beyond deep cleaning), brushed in 500+ pounds of salt, installed a timer, started installing my new SWG. I am beat.
    What'd you do after lunch???
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

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    What'd you do after lunch???
    Lunch? What is that?
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    Re: What did you do to your pool today?

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    What'd you do after lunch???


    Quote Originally Posted by Propbndr View Post
    Lunch? What is that?
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    Man, woodyp is right! Its absolutely ridiculous this year! Its been years since I have seen the pollen this bad here. The stuff has buried me in it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    Our Pal WoodyP has been telling me about your pollen woes out in the far East. We will have our dust storms soon enough. A little bit kicking up today.
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