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Thread: Is this story crazy or am I?

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    SCon36's Avatar
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    Jul 2014
    Bedford, KY

    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?

    24,000 Gallon IG vinyl pool (16x36x8) with Hayward S200 sand filter and Hayward pump and heat pump. Built August 2011. I use a Taylor K-2005 test kit with a K-1515 add on.

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    Tucson, AZ

    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.
    16k IG PebbleTec pool, 650gal spa, spillway and waterfall, 3HP IntelliFlo VS / 1.5HP WhisperFlo, Pentair QuadDE-100 filter, IC40 SWCG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/hr NG heater, KreepyKrauly suction-side cleaner Dolphin S300i robot, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

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    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
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    East Texas

    Re: Is this story crazy or am I?

    Save your sister!
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

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    borjis's Avatar
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    Aug 2014
    Pacific NW

    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.
    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.
    Dolphin E10 Cleaning Robot.

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