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    Opening this weekend. How much of what do I need?

    Planning to open the pool this weekend. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, I am trying to prevent needing to run out multiple times over the weekend/first few days to get more supplies with stores varying hours/closures and the big box stores (walmart) being way to packed at all times with...
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    New pail of powdered shock is hard as concrete - should I return it to the store

    Beware, some places will not let you bring it back. I would call to check. I have seen people bring it back to a store and the store refuses to take it back because its considered hazardous and they longer can be certain of the chemistry since it has been removed and opened.
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    Open date on East Coast?

    60 degrees. Jumped in and jumped right back out. Had to cool off after some yard work.
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    Open date on East Coast?

    I have already been in 3 times the last two weeks here in NJ. No heater.
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    Should I keep the levels as they are now or should I adjust them based on the current water temp to get them to a -0.6 CSI?
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    I have a Dolphin S-200. I am just worrying I am wasting my time and effort if the end result is still going to be an acid wash. Test Results last night were: FC-5 pH-7.2 TA-50 CH-300 CYA-40 Temp-45
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    I opened the pool this past weekend (water is crystal clear already) and have so far lowered the pH to 7.2, removed a lot of sediment (turns out that is all of the red in the pool), and been brushing a lot (everytime I brush more sediment gets suspended in the water). The plaster is still very...
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    your recommendation on Power Powder from Leslie

    I think d and b is opened on saturdays too. Another option for the liquid chlorine is Sahara pools on 22. Not as far out at ocean state. Not sure their price tho
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    your recommendation on Power Powder from Leslie

    I see you are out in Branchburg, NJ. I am nearby you. I usually get all of my liquid chlorine from Ocean State Job Lots out in Clinton on Route 31. $2.99 per gallon for 12.5% there. I just picked up a bunch on Tuesday with the 25% promotion they were running. Otherwise try DB pools in Raritan...
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    Bath Bomb in Pool

    Has any body every thrown one of those bath bombs into a pool? We will be having a gender reveal party in April (typically we don't open by then because its still too cold) and were thinking about throwing a few bath bombs into the pool as the reveal. Would this mess with anything?
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    I am hesitant to open the pool so early as there are still nights with expected freezing temperatures in our area. Prior to getting the pool replastered I typically did not open it until basically the first weekend of May. I was opening to wait another 3-4 weeks at the earliest. Is that a bad...
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    Attach is a picture I just took of the second step where I wiped away what seems to be the dirt. I did it first with my hand which it was pretty rough but most of the dirt left but then I did it with a brush which took some of the roughness away but nowhere near a smooth as the top step which is...
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    Rough new plaster from winter

    I drained my pool a few inches below the tiles and closed the pool with a mostly solid cover with a mesh opening in the middle. I have had a pump under the cover to keep the water level from getting to high. I opened the cover a bit today to take a look and notice a reddish tint on all of the...
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    Peeked under Cover and "bath tub ring"

    I drained my pool a few inches below the tiles and closed the pool with a mostly solid cover with a mesh opening in the middle. I have had a pump under the cover to keep the water level from getting to high. I peeked under the cover this weekend and noticed a bath tub line around the pool. I am...
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    Using dolphin while closed

    I had my plaster redone this summer and when I closed a few weeks ago I was adding acid once a week or so. I drAined the pool down about 6 inches below the tile line. Are there any issues with add acid and running my dolphin once a week or every other week when acid is added to mix it up since...