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    Is this story crazy or am I?

    I was outside last night and I heard a motor running. It sounded like my neighbor's pool pump. Keep in mind, I'm in northern Kentucky and we've had some really cold temps this winter, especially compared to the last few winters. I decided to get closer and sure enough, it was his pump on his above ground pool. He's also my brother-in-law so I sent him a text and told him. He sent me a response and said that he decided not to shut it off over the winter to see if it would keep it from turning green. I have no idea if he has used any kind of sanitizer, but I our temps won't allow algae growth right now. He should know that water flow doesn't keep water clear because his pool turns green multiple times a year. For the record, he thinks my method of pool care is crazy and he gets tired of hearing about it. I just can't imagine wasting that much electricity on a pool pump in NKY during the winter.

    Any thoughts?
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    Re: Is this story crazy or am I?

    Let him waste his money and be frustrated with a cloudy, nasty pool. Then, when he hits another algae, politely invite his wife and kids over for a swim. After his wife sees how wonderful your pool is, there will be no end of nagging him to fix their pool.
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    Re: Is this story crazy or am I?

    Save your sister!
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    Re: Is this story crazy or am I?

    Haja! What Matt (JoyfulNoise) said.

    Agreed that is a total waste of electricity.
    I don't even run my pump from late Oct-Feb when the water is well under 50 degrees.
    Just a few short times to drain off rain fill.
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    Re: Is this story crazy or am I?

    Since I already have this thread going, I have a question. We have some warm days this week and I noticed my pool has more leaves in it than it normally does this time of the year. Should I pull the cover back a little and scoop them out or leave them until the first week of April when I usually start getting my pool ready?
    SCon36

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    Re: Is this story crazy or am I?

    Probably ok, but I'd clean them out.

    Last week I noticed some very tiny acorn looking (not an acorn) things on the floor
    in the shallow end and another near the deep and they were both eminating some green
    stuff from them. I was concerned they might create an organic stain so threw
    the robot in to clean. (there were a bunch of pine needlese everywhere too).
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
    (1.5 HP motor) Raypak PR266AEN (266k btu) gas heater. TF-100 Test Kit.
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    Re: Is this story crazy or am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by borjis View Post
    Probably ok, but I'd clean them out.

    Last week I noticed some very tiny acorn looking (not an acorn) things on the floor
    in the shallow end and another near the deep and they were both eminating some green
    stuff from them. I was concerned they might create an organic stain so threw
    the robot in to clean. (there were a bunch of pine needlese everywhere too).
    You're gonna keep thinking about it until you do so you might as well!

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    Re: Is this story crazy or am I?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    Save your sister!
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