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Thread: Opened our pool yesterday, Northern IL!

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    Opened our pool yesterday, Northern IL!

    So pleased to finally get the cover off, and see my water after the winter! This is our first year opening after a season of TFP/first time pool owners.
    Water was fairly clear, but there were a lot of worms, and you could see where the mesh panels in our solid cover were - the floor in that area was for sure dirtier than the rest of the pool.

    PH was high, but got that down quickly with MA. Ran out of time to vacuum last night, so got to that today (first sunburn of the year! :/) After I vacuumed there was a lot of fine debris that was brushed up, so I'm curious what my FC and CC levels will be this evening. Even so, there was a bit of sparkle to the water.

    Of note, for me/me pool, my CH and CYA were both lower than at closing - we have an overflow outlet, so I'm assuming the rains this spring essentially diluted our water.
    Anyway, I'm just enthused and sharing. I wasted to open a month ago, but weather and schedules conspired against me. Day of opening, water was just at 60 degrees, so we're doing okay here.

    Whee!!
    27,000 gal. plaster IG with round spa built in 2007. TFT-100 test kit XL w/ Speedstir
    Jandy CL580 cartridge filter. Jandy 1.0 hp filter pump, 1.5 hp booster/spa? pump.
    Aqualink RS One Touch controls. Paramount PC2000 In-floor cleaning system (1.0 hp pump?). Jandy LX pool heater, apparently broken.
    Missing so much gear due to previous foreclosure, it's sad.

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    Re: Opened our pool yesterday, Northern IL!

    You have a nice understanding of the chemistry. At water temp 60, I would still be pretty quick to get a little FC in there.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Opened our pool yesterday, Northern IL!

    I did end up putting my chlorine in, and I've been keeping it at the 2-5 level called for by my lower CYA. The weather has been beating my pool with lots of debris, and temps to cool to swim, so I'm just a sweeping and brushing to hopefully have clear water by the time it's warm enough to be in it.
    27,000 gal. plaster IG with round spa built in 2007. TFT-100 test kit XL w/ Speedstir
    Jandy CL580 cartridge filter. Jandy 1.0 hp filter pump, 1.5 hp booster/spa? pump.
    Aqualink RS One Touch controls. Paramount PC2000 In-floor cleaning system (1.0 hp pump?). Jandy LX pool heater, apparently broken.
    Missing so much gear due to previous foreclosure, it's sad.

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