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Forum: Pool Startup, Shutdown, & Winter Operation

Spring startup; new pool startup; fall shutdown & winterization.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closing an IG pool for the Winter

    Edit 12 Oct 06: Sorry I haven't gotten around to adding the pics I promised. The forum won't let me add any more attachments. Until this is resolved,...

    Started by Poconos‎, 09-18-2006 11:16 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closing an AG pool for the winter

    This is the procedure I use when preparing my AG pool for closing. I actually cover it pretty early in the fall before all the trees start...

    Started by Watermom‎, 09-04-2006 11:51 AM
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    09-04-2006 04:03 PM Go to last post
  3. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Common Spring Startup Errors

    This FAQ as been expanded, and moved to www.poolsolutions.com/gd/spring-swimming-pool-startup-problems.html Ben / PoolDoc

    Started by PoolDoc‎, 03-29-2006 10:59 AM
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  1. getting started, first summer

    We moved last year to a house with a 30,000 gal gunite (with fiber glass sides) pool. I had a pool guy keep it up for us last year while we got...

    Started by nolensville‎, 04-04-2012 05:17 PM
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    04-07-2012 01:21 PM Go to last post
  2. New House, New Above-Ground Pool...No Clue!!!

    I just bought a house that has a 24' above ground pool and I don't have a clue about how to care for it. The water is green and dirty. I went...

    Started by conquer1‎, 03-29-2012 12:59 AM
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    04-05-2012 02:14 PM Go to last post
  3. using Polyquat

    I posted once already but not sure it went through Should I add Polyquat this spring? When? Currently my pool is open. Water was balanced and...

    Started by Poolhouse‎, 03-30-2012 12:50 AM
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    04-03-2012 04:24 PM Go to last post
  4. Chlorine still high after winterization

    I am still pretty new at this pool maintenace stuff and it seems like I have always had a high total and free chlorine levels my first 2 seasons, but...

    Started by twolf‎, 04-02-2012 09:02 PM
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    04-02-2012 11:43 PM Go to last post
  5. New to the forum

    I'm from NE Ohio. We've been experiencing amazing weather here for it only being March. The past week has been in the 80's. So were are thinking...

    Started by Sheila2e‎, 03-22-2012 12:54 PM
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    04-01-2012 09:38 PM Go to last post
  6. Overwhelmed by all the pool chemistry

    Holy criminey. We have had a pool for 5 years proceeded by those Intex pools from the smallest to largest the previous 10 and 3 hot tubs. With the...

    Started by darylrue‎, 03-27-2012 12:00 AM
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    03-31-2012 03:05 PM Go to last post
  7. Will not hold chlorine

    I am going to try the BBB method this year. Conditions 14,000 gallons fiberglass PH 7.4 CYA 20 or lower CL starts out at 10 in the morning, by...

    Started by VetteGuy‎, 03-21-2012 01:43 PM
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    03-21-2012 05:11 PM Go to last post
  8. Pool Openings!

    Ontario Canada! WHen is everyone opening their pools? we are thinking end of April... any thoughts? THis is the first year we are opening...

    Started by ireneanddan‎, 03-19-2012 05:34 PM
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    03-20-2012 04:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Question GREEN ALGAE--I think I'm on right track 2 correct this?? :) ALL INFO POSTED!!

    Vinyl pool approx 7000 gallons water cartridge filter chlorinate with floating tablets up to now (purchased salt water system to use, starting...

    Started by teejay2039‎, 03-19-2012 02:32 PM
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    03-19-2012 07:50 PM Go to last post
  10. questions about cleaning nasty pool

    I live in Mississippi and normally keep my pool up and running during the winter months. This past winter, however, I had a leak in a pipe and...

    Started by Wheezer47‎, 03-19-2012 04:27 PM
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    03-19-2012 05:06 PM Go to last post
  11. Exclamation 1st time to let pool go over winter....need help to clean it up.

    Hi all! I am a new member...and basically a new pool owner. We moved to Alabama from Indiana 3 years ago. The house we bought came with an inground...

    Started by SunflowerMel‎, 03-14-2012 12:10 PM
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    03-14-2012 01:05 PM Go to last post
  12. Has anyone succeeded at shocking a green pool without using the pump to circulate?

    My pump is out of service due to some major re-piping. Curious if any Pros or others have ever tried to shock a pool with the pump off? Will it...

    Started by etbrown4‎, 03-04-2012 10:12 AM
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    03-11-2012 03:15 PM Go to last post
  13. No pool cover!

    I purchased a house with a large 52,000 gallon pool a few years ago and have done most maintainance for it except for blowing out th lines getting...

    Started by greenwich3‎, 02-27-2012 08:29 AM
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    03-04-2012 10:03 AM Go to last post
  14. New pool owner wanting to convert to salt chlorination system

    Hi everyone, My husband and I are in the process of buying our first home (we close March 30th!) and the pool (and related equipment) are as old...

    Started by dayna78‎, 02-29-2012 11:13 PM
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    03-01-2012 06:26 PM Go to last post
  15. New pool owner

    Just bought a house with a pool. I don't think my cover pump is working since I found it submerged. I tried opening the cover but it was too heavy to...

    Started by Ameztoy‎, 02-26-2012 03:37 PM
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    02-27-2012 09:06 PM Go to last post
  16. Newbie to pools

    Hi, My name's Matt and I just took over responsibility of my Gf's parents' pool. Just been doing some maintenence and basic care, trying to get...

    Started by mthandt‎, 02-02-2012 08:34 PM
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    02-09-2012 06:59 AM Go to last post
  17. removed cover

    hello very new here, just bought an abandoned house and it has a pool last lived in in 2009, I cleaned the cover off really well and decided to...

    Started by wooz797‎, 02-06-2012 12:37 PM
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    02-06-2012 04:45 PM Go to last post
  18. cleaning the snow around pool

    Hi, I am in Canada and I have an in-ground pool. I used to clean the concrete patio around the pool from the snow. Now I am thinking - maybe it is...

    Started by ArtCan‎, 12-28-2011 12:18 PM
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    01-17-2012 09:02 PM Go to last post
  19. Winterize in Southern California

    We have a 2 year old 24,000 gallon IG SWG pool with a cover in southern California. It rarely gets below freezing here. My pool has been pretty...

    Started by kirkinsd‎, 11-06-2011 11:28 AM
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    sticky, water replacement, winterizing
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    11-27-2011 07:53 PM Go to last post
  20. To Bubble or not to Bubble that is the question....

    First things first.....many thanks to the founders and active members and admins that make this site so great. I found the site last year just as I...

    Started by robbym70‎, 10-16-2011 12:40 AM
    attaboy, sticky
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    11-15-2011 09:03 PM Go to last post
  21. Red face first time pool owner and first closing (still with questions)

    I have read the stickies and other threads. We will be closing our pool this weekend and I have a couple of questions. We have decided not to...

    Started by rannrich‎, 11-11-2011 11:18 PM
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    11-14-2011 06:30 PM Go to last post
  22. Winterizing AGP - skimmer plate?

    We've finally had the time to drain down the pool and disconnect the equipment. Just in time, since yesterday morning there was a thin film of ice on...

    Started by AnnaK‎, 11-07-2011 09:08 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-12-2011 08:46 AM Go to last post
  23. Cool Winterizing in CA

    Hi guys and gals, (Watermom) I read the sticky but just got more confused. so here are some questions and if I ask something that is already...

    Started by hkcon‎, 10-30-2011 12:41 PM
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    10-31-2011 02:51 AM Go to last post
  24. Pool Cover Clips

    Hi gang, another winterizing question from a neewbie (2nd yr pool owner, first time self-closing.) Do Pool Cover Clips actually hold the cover firmly...

    Started by Steveromo‎, 10-28-2011 11:48 AM
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    10-29-2011 10:06 AM Go to last post
  25. Read the stickies/Still have closing questions.

    Hey all, I read the stickies and searched the forum, but still have a couple of questions. I am prepping to winterize my IG pool for the 2nd...

    Started by anixon7‎, 10-22-2011 11:22 AM
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    10-27-2011 10:42 AM Go to last post
  26. winterizing inground pool

    Should I leave my thermal blanket under my safety cover during winter to slow the growth of algae?

    Started by ronnie‎, 10-22-2011 10:25 AM
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    10-26-2011 07:05 PM Go to last post
  27. Winterizing Chemicals Needed?

    Last year (my first as a pool owner) I payed to have my pool store winterize. I watched carefully and wanted to do it mysef for winters after that....

    Started by Steveromo‎, 10-05-2011 11:50 PM
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    10-14-2011 10:12 PM Go to last post
  28. Union (Quick-Connect) O-Ring Care

    This post is kinda pointed to CarlD but I'd love to hear anyone's opinion. When winterizing (disassembling) a plumbing system with Quick-Connects...

    Started by BigDave‎, 10-07-2011 10:09 AM
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    10-12-2011 03:08 PM Go to last post
  29. 50 year old concrete pool.

    hello all, my wife and i recently inherited her grandparents house, with a 18x36 concrete pool, it may be 20x40, not sure, the pool was built in the...

    Started by jeffjr464‎, 10-05-2011 06:13 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-05-2011 07:37 PM Go to last post
  30. I've inherited a mosquito-breeding pool, and need to close it.

    My situation At my workplace, the guy who used to look after the pool and grounds recently died. So, as the nearest able body, his job has been...

    Started by DewiMorgan‎, 10-01-2011 05:32 PM
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    10-05-2011 07:33 PM Go to last post

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