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    Just Opened for the New England Season

    Here are my numbers:

    FC - 5

    CC - 0

    CH - 75

    TA - 50

    PH - 7.5

    CYA - 60

    Salt - 3000


    Should I be doing anything? My TA is a little low, so I guess I can bump that up a bit, but should I be adding any bleach or anything? I thought the numbers looked pretty good overall.

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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    The numbers do look good. How is the water?

    Just make sure the FC doesn't go below 4 and work on the TA
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    ^ ^ ^

    Water is crystal clear. I vacuumed and skimmed and it's nice and sparkly. Freezing though.

    There was some green algae on the stairs and in the deep end swimout though. Not sure what to make of that. I scrubbed it off.
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    CLW I opened in NE today to. Had a little algae on the stairs as well but that's about it
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    Well, with visible algae, it is usually a good idea to go ahead and follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process. If there was not very much, it should go quick. But, you want to make sure it is all eradicated.
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    Well, with visible algae, it is usually a good idea to go ahead and follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process. If there was not very much, it should go quick. But, you want to make sure it is all eradicated.
    Thanks JB. Will do. I'll start tomorrow. I have to go get some more bleach.

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    CLW I opened in NE today to
    Nice, where abouts? I'm in MA, on the northshore.
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    MA south or worcester
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    Quote Originally Posted by BigJD View Post
    MA south or worcester

    I don't know about you, but I'm hoping the summer is as hot and dry as the winter was cold and snowy!
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    I hear that!
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    I just read on another thread that the water should be 'room temperature' when checking CYA, is that true? I'm not sure what the water temp is in the pool at the moment (thermometer broke last year), but I'd be surprised if it's higher than 62 degrees. Is that warm enough for an accurate CYA test? I'd hate to add some only to find out I overshot because of the water temp.
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    Just let the sample warm up a bit before testing CYA.
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Just let the sample warm up a bit before testing CYA.
    Okay, thanks jb!
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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    Just opened today near Albany ny. Water is clear. We had solar water heat installed yesterday. Can't wait to warm it up. It says water is 50, a bit too cold for me.


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    Re: Just Opened for the New England Season

    How do you like your Dolphin Atlantis? Since that is a dealer model, I can't tell whether it cleans the waterline and how important that is. Am in the process of signing the P&S and wondering if I should consider a different model or go with the PB Atlantis.
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