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    Getting closer to opening time

    I'm so ready to stop looking at the cover and see a pool! We have had LOTS and LOTS of rain and LOTs more coming over the weekend. I'm pumping the water off my cover into the pool, (about 8 inches) to save my well when I do open. I put a hair net over the bottom of the pump, and three tube socks over the end of the hose and pumping as I type. I did look at the water in the pool when I pulled the tarp back to put hose in there, and it is crystal clear. I realize that I might get a little brown water in there, but I think it will be worth it. I will have to Slam when opening and vacuum anyway. I sure hope this works!!!
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    Re: Getting closer to opening time

    I did look at the water in the pool when I pulled the tarp back to put hose in there, and it is crystal clear.
    That's a good start!
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    Re: Getting closer to opening time

    Note to self.........don't use a hairnet on pump! It sucked part of in and I had to take it apart to clean it out. It's fine now........
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    Re: Getting closer to opening time

    Quote Originally Posted by kywildcats View Post
    I'm so ready to stop looking at the cover and see a pool! We have had LOTS and LOTS of rain and LOTs more coming over the weekend. I'm pumping the water off my cover into the pool, (about 8 inches) to save my well when I do open. I put a hair net over the bottom of the pump, and three tube socks over the end of the hose and pumping as I type. I did look at the water in the pool when I pulled the tarp back to put hose in there, and it is crystal clear. I realize that I might get a little brown water in there, but I think it will be worth it. I will have to Slam when opening and vacuum anyway. I sure hope this works!!!
    I have to ask, what kind of cover are you using to keep the pool crystal clear? I have tried a couple and this year I decided to just keep it open as I always have to drain it anyway it is so nasty when I take the cover off.
    7600 Gallons
    AB
    Cartridge filter
    2 speed
    installed 5/2016

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    Re: Getting closer to opening time

    I'm using a 30x40 Solid Pool cover, not a safety cover. Green on the top side and black on the water side. It has the water bag loops on it but I just bypass them and lay the bags on the cover (its easier). This was it's third winter, and from what I can see I will get a fourth year out of it. Hope that helps!!
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    Re: Getting closer to opening time

    This rain in Kentucky is nuts. My water is still clear with a mesh safety cover over it though, took 8" of water out the pool the other day to get it down to a reasonable level. Ready to get this thing open as well
    14x28 unheated in-ground vinyl pool, chlorine, 3'/6' about 13k gallons. K-2006 test kit.
    Hayward single speed pump & sand filter. Merlin mesh winter cover. Dolphin Deluxe 4 robot.

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    Re: Getting closer to opening time

    Happened to see fellow Kentuckians so I thought I'd pick y'alls brains first. For the last few years I've been ordering about 20 cases of 6 - 128oz - 6% KIK bleach from a local janitorial supply house since I can have it delivered off the 18 wheeler where I work. It usually does the job. Some years I have a couple cases left over and other years I use all and have to buy more. I'm attempting to get a jump start this year in April so that I don't have to slam so hard. I've always paid $15.50/case so $2.58 per jug. This year he's quoted me $16.42 so technically Walmart is cheaper this year. I've been doing some googling and found that the Dollar Tree's brand is also KIK brand, based off of the MSDS sheet I found online. So theirs is 128oz jug of "5.8-6%" for $1 a jug! I'm going to go talk to the local Dollar Tree manager and see if I could get that many cases delivered, even if I had to have it delivered to their store. I just wondered where y'all got your bleach from and how? The first couple years I bought 4-6 jugs each trip to town and that got OLD quick so I like to order in bulk.
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    Re: Getting closer to opening time

    I have always bought the Great Value brand at Walmart. I didn't think about checking the dollar stores. I am going to check them out to see what they have. Thanks
    40,000 Gallon salt water, Vinyl, Sand Filter, Jandy Aquapure 1400 SWG, 2016 Install, Taylor Test kit, Dolphin robotic cleaner.

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