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    Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    The pool's been closed roughly 6 months. I opened it this afternoon, and was a happy TFP'er.





    This is the winterizing plug in my lower return.


    To say I'm pleased with the condition of the water would be an understatement.
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Showoff!

    Looks great! Congrats
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Showoff!
    Yeah, that was my first thought, too. You've had this pool closed for 6 months while I've been busting my butt on mine and yours look better now than mine does?! This is just so depressing to a relative newcomer. I guess I'm going to have to start on Pool School again ...

    Just kidding, of course. That's amazing!
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Congrats!!! I started BBB last year and opened last week with clear water and a residual FC reading.... quite pleased! Swam today in 72 degree water. This week looks like a step backward though. You will be getting the same storms that I am anticipating.
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by ckoch1969
    Congrats!!! I started BBB last year and opened last week with clear water and a residual FC reading.... quite pleased! Swam today in 72 degree water. This week looks like a step backward though. You will be getting the same storms that I am anticipating.
    What part of MO are you from? I am trying to hold off until May to uncover the pool, but if we get a lot more 70+ days soon, I think I'll have to give in

    Congrats on the opening OP!
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Hey neighbors...I'm at the Lake Of The Ozarks. I am gonna wait 'till next week to open mine as the oak pollen is really heavy right now. Rain here today but I got a good pic of the sunrise the other day
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Stunning Pool, Stunning sunrise !
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Very nice!!! My wife's family and I are building a cabin on the Ozarks, around the 80 mile marker. We are looking forward to spending many weekends down there soon
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Congrats on the pool opening!

    Awesome sunrise! OMG that is so beautiful!!!!
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Looking good!
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Got the pool filled up enough to fire up the pump today, and did all of my testing. Here's my numbers:

    FC - 4.2
    CC - 0 (I couldn't believe it either! )
    pH - 7.2
    CH - 100
    TA - 80
    CYA - 50
    Salt - 2440

    I've already got the pH up to 7.6, have some CYA in a sock in the skimmer, and have some salt around here somewheres. All in all, not too shabby a starting point. As Casey said in her thread, if you wanted proof that BBB works..here it is.
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    I'd expect nothing less!
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by summersatthelake
    Hey neighbors...I'm at the Lake Of The Ozarks. I am gonna wait 'till next week to open mine as the oak pollen is really heavy right now. Rain here today but I got a good pic of the sunrise the other day
    Sweet Picture...what kind of Camera you shootin? The colors are just great...Please don't tell me you took that picture with just a regular camera...Most SLR's have to be on a tripod...apeture wide open and shutter as slow as can be...That is amazazzzzing as my son would say. Very nice.
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    The pool's been closed roughly 6 months. I opened it this afternoon, and was a happy TFP'er.





    This is the winterizing plug in my lower return.


    To say I'm pleased with the condition of the water would be an understatement.
    Mike...isn't it the greatest feeling to take the cover off and see the fruits of your labor: A beautiful sparkly clean pool. My Pool looked like that except for the few leaves that got in when I had a cover malfunction last winter...But man it is so good to have Good Chlorine levels...and know that you did a good job putting it away in the fall!!! This was my first winterization...Got a little help from Pool Mom...but it is so rewarding to open to a clean pool.
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    Yep, it sure is, especially since it's maybe the second time I've opened to clear water. You breathe a hugh sigh of relief, for sure.

    Got me some new salt test strips, checked my salt level, added 50 pounds or so, and nothing changed on the subsequent test strip. Nothing like getting bad test strips straight from the pool store..
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    Re: Opened the pool today, and had to take pictures

    LUCKY you. We had snow a couple of days ago, so I'll just have to wait.
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    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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