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Thread: When is the best time to open an inground pool in central New Jersey

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    When is the best time to open an inground pool in central New Jersey

    We have a pool in the Lanoka Harbor area of NJ,just wondering when is the best time to open it and start it going ? I think it might be before the water temp gets too warm and alge starts growing? What tempature would that be ? Today is April 3,2015. Pool tempature now is about 55 degrees.



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    Re: When is the best time to open an inground pool in central New Jersey

    Opening at 60 is desirable, but it's really a matter of convenience. Earlier opening means longer time maintaining with no swimmers, but later opening means the pool will be messier to get cleaned up.
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    Re: When is the best time to open an inground pool in central New Jersey

    Several factors are involved in the decision. Yes 60 degrees is a suggested point to open. But timing is also based on personal preference factors. Just test your FC to ensure you have an appropriate level to prevent algae.

    I started weekly testing for FC and temperature two weeks ago. I plan to make additions to keep FC at 7, just above my target of 6 based on CYA test last Fall. I will probably test CYA later today to make sure I'm still between 40 and 50 or if I need to adjust my FC target downward. My pool was at 55 degrees on first test and 57 for second test.

    I will probably open it on May 2 or May 9 when it hits mid 60s. My problem is keeping up with all the Spring tree dander once the cover is off.
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    Re: When is the best time to open an inground pool in central New Jersey

    No advice to offer, just chimed in to say that I grew up in Forked River.


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