Still didn't open this season yet...somehow just don't have the enthusiasm to do it....anybody else (in the 60+ age group) feel the same way??

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Let's see how this season goes. Have never used Line Clean for a full season yet. Second half of last year was quite successful once I started using it. The pool is a piece of cake (in terms of work) compared to trying to be a one-man maintenance crew for several wooded trails associated with a park that closed 7 years ago. LONG complicated story....just google stuff on Kaercher Creek Park. I've been doing the work of what was formerly done by a group of maintenance workers employed by the county. Wish all that was as easy as taking care of the pool.
Anthony, Anthony, Anthony. I think you may like messing with us more than messing with your pool!
 
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I think you may like messing with us more than messing with your pool!
Ain't messin' with noone...just saying that the first part of last season was where all the work was. Once the weird mix of chemicals that created the fumes, etc. subsided, the remainder of the season was among one of the easiest I've had in many years. All this has been a trial-and-error situation ever since BioGuard discontinued the product called "Assist", which was pretty much the gold standard for treating any presence of white water mold and/or pink slime. So the past few seasons have seen me go through several different products and approaches in an attempt to find something to replace that. The Line Clean MAY be that product - and one that's possibly even more effective since it appears it can be used as a maintenance dose despite no actual indication as such on the label. Will it work as hoped for? Who knows. I have a feeling it will. But, if it doesn't, the alternative is then to go back to chlorine. Pretty simple, really. I'm not aware of any other products out there. All of you folks say TFP works so well, so, that would be the next step. I don't like the idea of using chlorine - never have - but...really no other choice it would seem.
 

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I grew up with a Baquacil pool. Now I maintain a chlorine one. My mom (in charge of the Baqua pool) haaaaaaates bleach, won't use it, it causes migraines for her. She's been in my pool several times without issue. The chlorine just isn't detectable.
 

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It’s the usual roller coaster for the Northeast. 54 and real cool right now. Tomorrow and Wednesday bouncing around 80. I shudder to think what everybody will find when they crack open their pools this weekend because Memorial Day tells them when to open, not the weather.
My kids were swimming a couple weeks ago. Water was 80. I can only hope that winter covers block enough light to minimize algae for those still winterized at this point.

I just think, we already had several pool days. That's enjoyment we had, value we got from the pool, that we would have missed out on if the pool was winterized still. In exchange for what, a couple weeks of testing and maybe a gallon of chlorine? Worth it.
 
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just think, we already had several pool days. That's enjoyment we had, value we got from the pool, that we would have missed out on if the pool was winterized still. In exchange for what, a couple weeks of testing and maybe a gallon of chlorine? Worth it.
I don’t get it. For years I watched friends, and many of them, wait for Memorial Day with no good answer to why. It was purely a mental thing that the summer couldn’t start before then bur that mentality runs rampant by me. So they’d wait every year and be rewarded with a swamp. *then* loose a precious 3 weeks clearing but not clearing it the Leslies way with a couple more replays during the short summer. *then* close Labor Day whether it was still 90 or 50. Because they ‘had to’.
 

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Yo Tony!.. you want renewed interest? You want a new adventure? You want to shake off the shackles of the old musty way of life?.. (do I sound like a travel brochure?).. well this is it! Go to Club Chlorine! No more Goo! No more Mold! No more getting bugged by the Forum hoard! We Are Here For YOU! Just think of the money you will save, the time you will recoup, the atta-boys that will stream your way with a job well done!

Come-on man! You can do it! :party: :poke::stirpot::salut:
 

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I don’t get it. For years I watched friends, and many of them, wait for Memorial Day with no good answer to why. It was purely a mental thing that the summer couldn’t start before then bur that mentality runs rampant by me. So they’d wait every year and be rewarded with a swamp. *then* loose a precious 3 weeks clearing but not clearing it the Leslies way with a couple more replays during the short summer. *then* close Labor Day whether it was still 90 or 50. Because they ‘had to’.
I've opened two weeks before Memorial Day for as long as I can remember, but for 10 years with the pool at my old home the water temperature had a hard time reaching 70. It didn't stop me from going in. It's just the reality of the situation.

For the last 4 seasons the water was at 80 and swimmable within a week and ready for that first warm day.

A method to warm the water plays a lot into when to open.
 
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....... no more noxious fumes that make you pass out if you’re anywhere near the pool when it’s funky. I can’t wrap my head around *that* one. I’d quit right then and there
That, I expect, was a totally unique and hopefully isolated occurrence - brought on by my overzeaolusness in adding way too much stuff at once. Nothing like that has ever happened before last season. It was...a learning experience....but I wouldn't call it a deterrent. I know you would have drained the pool at that point, but I just didn't feel in a position to do that. It would have rendered pointless the idea of using Line Cleaner as being a potentially viable solution. The only way was to forge on through the fume/strong odor period (7/13 to 8/7) and then see where it went for the rest of the season. Water never seemed cleaner then it did from August 8 to the end. I'm intrigued to continue this periodical non-chlorine shock treatment experiment. Line Clean can go in tomorrow. I very honestly don't anticipate any problems this season. Just a gut feeling.
 
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Granted, I haven’t searched back to early history, but I think we’ve had a couple of rounds of:

A- This pool is driving me crazy!

T - Convert, convert!

A - No, there’s something else I want to try - if that doesn’t work, I’ll convert.

Repeat!
 

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I would very honestly need to experience that to believe it.
If you’re ever in Wisconsin, you have an open invite to come experience it at our pool! Last year was our first with a pool but we never smelled chlorine in it. Not once. Not a single time. We had guests who asked if there was chlorine in the pool because they couldn’t smell it. There was chlorine in the pool of course. It’s just not detectable, except with a chlorine test, when maintained per the TFPC method.
 

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That, I expect, was a totally unique and hopefully isolated occurrence - brought on by my overzeaolusness in adding way too much stuff at once. Nothing like that has ever happened before last season. It was...a learning experience....but I wouldn't call it a deterrent. I know you would have drained the pool at that point, but I just didn't feel in a position to do that. It would have rendered pointless the idea of using Line Cleaner as being a potentially viable solution. The only way was to forge on through the fume/strong odor period (7/13 to 8/7) and then see where it went for the rest of the season. Water never seemed cleaner then it did from August 8 to the end. I'm intrigued to continue this periodical non-chlorine shock treatment experiment. Line Clean can go in tomorrow. I very honestly don't anticipate any problems this season. Just a gut feeling.
Please don't take this as a judgement by any means, but you had a fume/strong odor period during the hottest 3 weeks of the summer during a Pandemic?
 

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