How much longer until you open?

linzjane88

Well-known member
May 23, 2014
61
SW Washington
#1
Our temps have been 60 high/40 low the last few days. I don't know what my water temps are but I'm sure it can't be higher than 50. We don't really start warming up until late May. I have the overwhelming urge to open her up just to look at my water. Our winter has been so depressing. Nothing but record rain and gray cloudy days. I want to open just for the mental boost I get from looking out my window at my pretty water.

So when is everyone else going to open?
 

Jamison04

Well-known member
Jun 21, 2011
686
Tecumseh, OK
#3
The pecan trees need to finish budding out and drop all their catkins before I'll even consider pulling the cover off. However I do have the pump running and the water balanced and ready to go once the time comes.

So I guess you could say I've got it half way opened. Probably a couple more weeks then I can pull the cover.
 

bobandsherry

Bronze Supporter
Apr 20, 2016
370
Riverview, FL
#5
My water temp is just over 60. My pool is open now, but waiting for 70 before swimming in it
70? Brrr...... you'd love my pool water, temp over 70 up until early Jan, then took slight dip and back up to70 first week of February. You'd only have a month of no swimming. Never have to close pool and about a week or so before water temps will be around 80.
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
9,087
Evans, Georgia
#7
We recommend opening before the water hits 60, and closing after it goes down below 60. This presumes you will be maintaining the pool until then so algae will have very little time to grow.

My pool remains open year round but I use a cover especially in spring when all the pollen and tree schmutz drops. I just open to test, then shut the cover again.

yippee :flower:
 

Mam262

Bronze Supporter
Jul 26, 2015
121
Lansdale, PA
#8
April 8th- This Saturday! I am a little early but this will be our first full season with our new pool so we can't wait! Even if we don't swim this early it will be pretty to look at.
 

smforte

Well-known member
Sep 12, 2013
668
Montgomery,Al
#9
Opens last week, got it perfect and we had those storms today. Bunch of trash. More storms predicted for Wednesday Water temp at 70 but that too chilly for me.
 

CJadamec

TFP Expert
Apr 29, 2016
2,194
Quaker Hill, CT
#10
I really want to see the water again but it will probably wait till early May. I don't want to chance the equipment with a late April freeze that we can get here from time to time.
 

rajung

Well-known member
Mar 17, 2015
294
Iowa
#12
Last year was April 15 for me, this year Nothing but low 50's and no sun for weeks, not any time soon.
Punk"O"Phony Phil has been right so far.
 

mepcards

Well-known member
Sep 15, 2015
257
mesquite,tx
#13
My pool has been open all year, but not for swimming because of the water temp. My water has gotten as warm as 78, but then we get a cold front, then drops back into the 50's and 60's...Looking mid to late May if this weather persist..
 

Melizerd

New member
Oct 16, 2016
1
Milwaukee wisconsin
#14
I'm in southeastern Wisconsin. I'm in need of the mental boost as well. So I'm thinking by end of April just to see the water [emoji97] we won't be swimming until Memorial Day at the EARLIEST anyhow.


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borjis

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 19, 2014
2,643
Pacific NW
#15
Our temps have been 60 high/40 low the last few days. I don't know what my water temps are but I'm sure it can't be higher than 50. We don't really start warming up until late May. I have the overwhelming urge to open her up just to look at my water. Our winter has been so depressing. Nothing but record rain and gray cloudy days. I want to open just for the mental boost I get from looking out my window at my pretty water.

So when is everyone else going to open?

I'm in your region. I keep the pool open year round, but I make sure the chlorine is at a proper level
and start running the pump daily the first weekend in april. my water temp (and yours likely) is 51 degrees.
 

mepcards

Well-known member
Sep 15, 2015
257
mesquite,tx
#18
Well lows tonight going down to upper 30's and low 40's..This isn't helping my cause for warmer water..We should bounce back to the 80's this weekend, so maybe this might be the last strong cold front of the season. I still have the wedding cake stairs in the garage, and needs deep cleaning. If anyone has the stairs, I would always recommend taking them out for the winter. Im still battling small patches of what im thinking is algae, but passing the oclt test....Same battle I dealt with last year...