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    Not sure its worth to open early in the future

    I get the drill of closing late, and opening early. I have done that the past few years and have opened to a relatively clean pool in late April. Usually only takes a couple of days to have everything balanced and in order. However, I must say from about the second week of May to Memorial Day...
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    Open to 0 CYA for the 3rd straight year

    To tell you the truth I have not run that test yet. I usually hold off on that one until I get closer to running the SWG. I will say that the past few years I have had to add a lot of salt.
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    Open to 0 CYA for the 3rd straight year

    Opened the pool yesterday. Once again I have a CYA of 0. I use the liquid CYA every season so I wonder if that has something to do with it? I wait to test the CYA after filter has been running and mixes the water up for several hours, and I bring the water to room temp.. My CYA at the end...
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    Opening with extreme cold water

    In a few weeks I will be doing my opening. Last year when I opened my water was 42 degrees. That is the norm for an early New England open. Sticking your arm in water that cold is not pleasant, not to mention you lose all strength almost immediately. Taking out plugs, and plugging in the...
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    CYA testing at 20ppm

    I do not have an autofill. I do add water once a week due to normal evaporation, unless of course we have lots of rain, and my CC has been 0 all summer. I am also thinking my reagents may have an issue.
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    CYA testing at 20ppm

    As I am going on vacation for the second half of September I am closing my pool earlier than I would like this year. I plan on closing early next week prior to our trip. In an attempt to get the water as cool as possible prior to closing, I shut off the heater yesterday and took a full reading...
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    Your thoughts on closing a bit ealry this year

    I know its still early in July but I am trying to plan ahead and would like some input from others on this board. I usually close my pool around Oct 5th -10th. This year my wife and I will be traveling to Italy the last two weeks of September. Usually by the last week of September I have...
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    Slightly Cloudy Water after adding liquid CYA

    Still no improvements with use of skimmer sock. My FC is actually up to 6.5 after increasing SWG to 80% with today’s and tomorrow’s heat wave. Kind of at a loss to what is going on here.
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    Slightly Cloudy Water after adding liquid CYA

    I am very cautions about my FC dipping below the recommend levels per my CYA. Just checked again and my FC is still holding at 5.5. Mind you that is with the pool being in direct sunlight since 10:00am this morning, and an outside temp of 90. SWG seems to be holding level where it needs to be...
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    Slightly Cloudy Water after adding liquid CYA

    I noticed yesterday that my water was slightly cloudy. In the morning I added half a bottle of Liquid CYA as I wanted to increase my CYA levels for my new SWG cell that was replaced earlier in the week. While my cell was down I was keeping a close eye on my levels and using liquid cholorine...
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    Freeform in MA

    Looks great! Who is your builder?
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    Pentiar IC 20 dead?

    So after spending some time on the phone Pentiar, and going through a series of test, they believe I have a dead cell. They are sending out a service company this week with a new cell. It is still under warranty which is great! In doing the test for pentiar I noticed my flow switch inside the...
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    Pentiar IC 20 dead?

    No automation or separate timer. Yes I need to update sig. I thought it was the IC 40, but my paperwork shows IC 20 which makes sense for my pool size.
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    FC daily lost ?

    Doing the OCLT will at least tell you if you have organics in the water eating your FC. Just one more tool to troubleshoot your problem. It may be time to SLAM if you don’t pass. The earlier you can start the SLAM if needed, then usually it’s shorter the amount of time for your SLAM will last.
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    Pentiar IC 20 dead?

    Last week I decided it was time to get the SWG up and running for the season. Did the Taylor salt drop test and I was at 2200ppm. PoolMath said I needed to add 93lbs of salt to get to 3400ppm. Water temp was 82 degrees when I did the test. I added 80lbs of salt. Running the Taylor test...
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    TA test results and other issue

    Happy to report that I have clear water, passed the OCLT, and have 0CC in the pool. I added liquid CYA yesterday (yes more expensive but my preferred choice) and am good to go. Bring on the warmer weather!
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    TA test results and other issue

    Just tested and FC level is at 19ppm. It was still very high this morning, but pool got lots of sun today. I also brushed a lot of cloudy junk off the bottom. As of this evening water is pretty clear, and CC is at 0. I think it can get a bit clearer so I will hold at slam level for one more...
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    TA test results and other issue

    Yes, about 136 drops to be exact. I was so mad! Last time I use that company If I call to complain tomorrow they will not believe me. He said he did e a “favor” and didn’t write it up so they would no he put it in so I wouldn’t get charged. Just checked the level again and its down to...
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    TA test results and other issue

    Had our pool opend today by local pool company. I like to use them as if there are any issues with equipment over the winter they will take care of it on the spot. I then do all the balancing of the levels once they leave. However this year the guy forgot that I would be doing the balancing...
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    Shivers of plastic in water (see pic)

    I stand corrected! You were right! That is exactly what they are. I did brush the top steps off today when doing the water. I guess its time for a new brush! Thank you for your good eye on that one.
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    Shivers of plastic in water (see pic)

    I wish thats what they were. They are not all that size, those just happen to be big ones. Some pieces are small. They also are very brittle and break easy.
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    Shivers of plastic in water (see pic)

    Just peeled the cover back to drain out some water before I open next weekend. In addition to the leaves and twigs, I notice a a lot of shivers of white plastic. Seems I got a lot of junk in the pool this year compared to most other years. Now I did have an issue this winter with my water...
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    Concerned about plumbing

    That's the issue, I think it was plugged at some point. I am thinking the plug was taken out at my last closing, but why I don't know. I was not home at the closing.
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    Concerned about plumbing

    Would this effect all plumbing, or just plumbing of the waterfall?
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    Concerned about plumbing

    Doing some pre-opening prep work today and noticed something that has me a little concerned, but maybe its fine. When we did our build we plumbed for a future waterfall. We have a 2" pipe sticking about 3 feet above the ground. I could swear when they did the install they put a plug at the...
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    Pool is a block of ice, but is ready to overflow

    We finally had a couple of days in the 50s without temps getting into the 30s at night. Took back winter cover some today as I could tell there was thawing, and what do you know? Exactly as PoolguyinCT said, water must have seeped out the skimmer riser. I lost a couple inches. Either that or...
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    Digging next week...unsure of placement...SO NERVOUS!!!!! Please help ease my fears!

    A few thoughts. How many hours in the morning is that area in the sun? Will you be swimming that early? Placing your pool that close to so many trees will keep you busy keeping it free of pollen and leaves. I am in Mass as well and my pool only gets sun from 10:00am - 1:30pm. Its not in the...
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    Pool is a block of ice, but is ready to overflow

    Snow melted today so I peeled back the winter cover some. Pool is a block of ice. Water level is up past the liner track and into the coping. It’s only 2 inches away from completely overflowing. I have my submersible pump on stand by. Just waiting for a thaw. Lots of rain in the forecast...
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    Pool is a block of ice, but is ready to overflow

    Yeah, I agree. Thats why I winterize my pool and drain about 12inches below normal level.
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    Pool is a block of ice, but is ready to overflow

    Grabbed a pic through the mesh cover. Actually surprised it came out. The brown on the bottom is the bull nose paver and the water/ice line is at the leaf.