First swim today!


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LifeTime Supporter
Jan 6, 2010
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
I moved in in October, started dealing with the pool chemicals myself around January, and fired the pool service completely last month. We've used the hot tub portion a few times, but the pool water has been too cold to go swimming. All those hours and expense and very little use. We got up to 72 several times in the last few weeks, then it clouded up and the pool dropped to 68 or so.

FINALLY, today we broke 75. In fact it was 77 when we went in. A bit chilly, but usable. I bought my wife one of those swim trainers for her birthday, so she can swim in place. She tried it out, and it works!

I was finally able to swim down to the bottom and check the surfaces. Very smooth. No dry, itchy skin, no red eyes.

Life is good.


LifeTime Supporter
May 17, 2010
Blue Earth Cty., MN
Congratulations. We just had our first one today too, up in MN. Took about 2 weeks of following the advice here to get it up and running.

Don't forget to unhook your wife, before it gets dark :lol:



Well-known member
May 28, 2010
Congrats! While not my first swim, I had a great 'first swim in a while' today after doing 2 hours of yardwork in 90+ degree sunny weather. It felt awesome.
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