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    First swim of the year

    Well after working hard cleaning the filter and the pool I finally jumped in today.
    Water temp showed 75 degrees on the cheap floating thermometer.
    Air temp was around 95 degrees here in Surprise Arizona.
    My numbers have not changed much but all in the ball park.
    FC 3
    TC 3
    TA 100
    pH 7.6
    Ca 250
    CYA 80ish

    The only thing left is to freshen the water up as it smells a little funny.
    I want sweet smelling water.
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    Re: First swim of the year

    Ouch, iggy! Are you a member of the Polar Bear Club?

    75 is a little chilly for us!

    What does your water smell like?
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    Re: First swim of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Ouch, iggy! Are you a member of the Polar Bear Club?
    75 is a little chilly for us!
    What does your water smell like?


    Actually I think it was a little warmer. The aqua-rite panel while running showed 85 degrees.
    So lets say it was 80 degrees.
    Anyway no it was not cold at all so I feel it may be up in the 80's.
    Today's temp was 97
    8)
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    Re: First swim of the year

    75 is too cold for me too. My wife is a Jersey girl so she can handle 75 but not me. My Aqua Logic always shows 6 degrees warmer than the floating thermometer, maybe because the sensor is straped to the outside of the return pipe.

    BTW, my first swim of the year was after watching the Rose Bowl Parade on TV

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    Re: First swim of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by coastal
    (Pool heater is my friend)
    Ditto...

    Everyone 'round here thinks I'm nuts but I opened my pool last week. Yesterday I vacumed, and I got the heater working (All by myself ). The temp has risen from 52 to 70. Supposed to be hot this weekend, I may take my first ever April swim. It's already 81 outside now.

    I will promptly ignore the gas bill when it arrives.
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    Re: First swim of the year

    This was my first winter with a pool and thought I would have some fun and make it a point to 'swim' every month. My swim consisted of jumping off the waterfall, swimming across and jumping in the hot tub. My coldest month was 41 degrees.

    Thanks to a recent heat wave the pool is now mid 70's and my kids have been swimming nearly everyday.
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    Re: First swim of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by cobra46
    This was my first winter with a pool and thought I would have some fun and make it a point to 'swim' every month. My swim consisted of jumping off the waterfall, swimming across and jumping in the hot tub. My coldest month was 41 degrees.

    Thanks to a recent heat wave the pool is now mid 70's and my kids have been swimming nearly everyday.
    WHAT! 41 degrees?????????? NO WAY!

    I just put the cover back on mine. Water temp back down to 70ish.
    Will have to wait for another warm spell here in the desert. 8)
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    Re: First swim of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by cobra46
    This was my first winter with a pool and thought I would have some fun and make it a point to 'swim' every month. My swim consisted of jumping off the waterfall, swimming across and jumping in the hot tub. My coldest month was 41 degrees.

    Thanks to a recent heat wave the pool is now mid 70's and my kids have been swimming nearly everyday.

    [george costanza] the water was cold, it's shrinkage! [/george Costanza]
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    Hayward cartridge filter C751 1.5 hp pump
    In line tablet chlorinator
    Heat pump heater
    Aqua Logic wireless controls

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