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    NWMNMom's Avatar
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    Like a bad penny, I'm back again...

    Yep, the waaay north has thawed early this year and I'm out of hibernation. Gearing up the pool and ready to top it off pretty soon. Hey all the oldies but goodies pool friends and any new ones that have joined.
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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    Re: Like a bad penny, I'm back again...

    Welcome back.
    Lisa
    Intex AG vinyl 15' x 48" 4,300 gallons due to skimmer install, Krystal Clear SF pump combo 2800 GPH, Krystal Clear SWG, Pool Blaster Max vacuum, Hayward thru the wall skimmer, TF 100 test kit with speed stir, K 1766 Taylor salt test, My SLAM Process

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    Re: Like a bad penny, I'm back again...

    Welcome back! It's getting busy in here so warm up your keyboard!
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Re: Like a bad penny, I'm back again...

    It's been awhile! Hope all is well with you!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Like a bad penny, I'm back again...

    I am not from waaaaay up in northwest Minnesota but know the feeling. I tend to not be on here at all in the winter months as my pool is closed all the time. Welcome back to reality.


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    Central Illinois

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    Re: Like a bad penny, I'm back again...

    Welcome back NWMNMom. I don't know how y'all deal with the long winters. We get winter in small bits & pieces here, but it's separated with several days in the 50's-60's. Still, by the end of February, I'm done with it whereas you guys are probably just past the half-way point.
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    Re: Like a bad penny, I'm back again...

    I know that feeling. You start to get anxious about the pool once you see water around the edges of the block of ice and wonder how soon it's going to melt.
    I'm finally open and temps coming up, still only 68 presently
    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
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