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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 10:16 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 10:51 AM
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    09-04-2006 03:03 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 09:59 AM
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  1. Advice please.

    We have a 24' AG pool with 52in walls. I calculate it to be 14,500 gallons. We uncovered yesterday, had a light coat of green algae. The pool...

    Started by savdoc2‎, 04-23-2006 09:08 PM
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    04-25-2006 06:58 PM Go to last post
  2. New liner - brand new start

    At this time 28 yr old my vinyl IG Lazy L pool is gutted....old liner is out, have just finished repainting the aluminum coping(quite a job but looks...

    Started by goldentoe‎, 04-25-2006 08:54 AM
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    04-25-2006 09:50 AM Go to last post
  3. Question Removing winter cover

    Well, We are tired of looking at the blue winter cover,so we are making our 1st attempt at removing the solid winter cover:eek: . Any good tips...

    Started by Bergerman‎, 04-17-2006 08:10 AM
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    04-24-2006 01:58 PM Go to last post
  4. First encounter with DE Filter

    Hello All, I'm so glad this site is back up just in time for pool season, I don't know what I would have done without it. I have just inherited an...

    Started by gkrupkin‎, 04-11-2006 10:13 AM
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  5. Question about Alk & pH

    I found this forum last Spring, after opening our pool and dealing with a pool store induced mess :rolleyes: for the 4th straight year in a row. ...

    Started by lshiggins‎, 04-21-2006 04:07 PM
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    04-21-2006 10:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Just jumping in the mix here....

    Well, we are going to try to open our pool by ourselves this year. I had the people that built the pool open it last year and it wasn't that bad at...

    Started by torsie‎, 04-14-2006 05:06 PM
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    04-21-2006 08:54 PM Go to last post
  7. Red face Hello, I'm a newbie !

    Hello everyone, I have already learned so much from this website ! Our Pool was built late last fall, and I just opened it for the season. it's...

    Started by crazimom‎, 04-20-2006 01:32 PM
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    04-21-2006 08:23 PM Go to last post
  8. vacuum to waste with Polaris?

    Ok, my first spring opening and I keep seeing vacuum to waste. I have a Polaris with the booster pump and I don't know what it means to vacuum to...

    Started by mizzouguy‎, 04-21-2006 09:27 AM
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    04-21-2006 12:03 PM Go to last post
  9. leaves

    how can i get allthe leaves off the bottom of my above ground pool? i have a kreepy krauly vacuum i have been using but it gets stopped up as soon...

    Started by rainhill‎, 04-20-2006 03:37 PM
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    04-20-2006 05:19 PM Go to last post
  10. Unhappy 50,000 Gallon Monkey On My Back

    I have a 50,000 gallon IG Vinyl pool that came with the house. I maintained it last year using the local pool shop and then found this forum. I...

    Started by korinian‎, 04-15-2006 12:43 PM
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  11. Need SOOOO much help!

    OK, So this is the 3rd year we've had out pool. 27" above ground. We were told by some local folks (live in KY) last fall that they leave all their...

    Started by lorettasweet‎, 04-09-2006 04:28 PM
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  12. When to let Cl come down after opening

    I got the ph at 7.2, alk 90, cya 60 and got the cl to 15ppm. Kept it there for 36 hours, brushing and backwashing. Water is pretty clear a little...

    Started by Davenj‎, 04-18-2006 11:23 AM
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  13. How long does it take for your pool to clear?

    I opened my pool last Thursday to find a giant green mess underneath the loop loc cover. Algea and pollen everywhere. I basically just started...

    Started by rtpatter‎, 04-18-2006 09:38 AM
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  14. My Own Startup.

    This weekend is pool opening for us. My boy and I got the cover off yesterday, dried, folded and put away. The water is clear but there's lots of...

    Started by CarlD‎, 04-16-2006 02:37 PM
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    04-18-2006 10:30 AM Go to last post
  15. Question Help with a pin hole leak!

    Two years on the outside of this forum, first post. You guys have been great so far, but I need direct advice this time. I have an above ground pool...

    Started by chazzilla‎, 04-17-2006 02:01 PM
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    04-17-2006 06:49 PM Go to last post
  16. Angry First year of Opening.......

    Hello! This forum has already been so helpful to me. I am not completely, but on the borderline of incompetent when it comes to my pool. I am...

    Started by brooke6975‎, 04-17-2006 12:20 PM
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  17. Unhappy Spring Start-Up Frustrations (long-winded vent)

    Okay so we started up our AGP about 4 weeks ago. I was loving it and looking very forward to starting to use it again this year. We had not had any...

    Started by raco189‎, 04-14-2006 02:57 PM
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    04-14-2006 10:51 PM Go to last post
  18. Opening early with a safety cover.....

    I have an IG pool with mesh safety cover. Because its mesh, the sun gets thru and creates algae if I leave the cover on too long. So I want to open...

    Started by chrisexv6‎, 04-02-2006 08:30 AM
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  19. When to open? Go by low daily temp or what?

    This will be my first year for opening a pool. Have a 24 ft AG pool. I'm in Iowa so swim season will probably start late May. But today temps were...

    Started by threekittens‎, 04-05-2006 10:49 PM
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  20. Plants in North Texas (DFW area)

    Hi everyone...good to be back in the loop a little. I have a question for those in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. What plants do you like near...

    Started by mkamp1515‎, 03-27-2006 09:50 AM
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    04-13-2006 02:04 PM Go to last post
  21. Post Need instructions on opening a pool

    We just uncovered our pool today. We used a mesh cover all winter long. It looks pretty good (considering what I was expecting). Lots of algae of...

    Started by littleHeidi‎, 04-02-2006 08:49 PM
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  22. Question 1st attempt with opening

    Hi all, I have had my vin pool for a few years. I am going to open it up myself next month :eek: and I need a quick brief on the pitfalls and...

    Started by Bergerman‎, 03-28-2006 04:19 PM
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    04-11-2006 11:14 PM Go to last post
  23. Start- up Shopping List

    I am planning on opening the pool this weekend an plan to make a trip to Walmart and or the pool store. I am a Baqua convert and used bleach the...

    Started by rtpatter‎, 04-10-2006 05:41 PM
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  24. Dangers of opening the pool late?

    What are the potential dangers of opening the pool late. I read where some people don't want to open early becuase of oak tree pollen and I am in...

    Started by rtpatter‎, 04-05-2006 11:19 AM
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    04-06-2006 10:59 PM Go to last post
  25. Cement Staining

    Parts of the cement border around my pool are stained with some type of black mold. I tried Tilex and I tried a little acid. Neither removed the...

    Started by jonro‎, 03-30-2006 09:36 AM
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    04-01-2006 12:14 AM Go to last post
  26. Checking for a leak

    Last year, I was losing water pretty rapidly in my pool. I want to have it checked and fixed this spring. Any suggestions? I Googled pool leaks and...

    Started by VOLDADDY‎, 03-25-2006 07:53 PM
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    03-31-2006 09:37 AM Go to last post
  27. Ok to Open a bit early?

    Hi All. Glad to see the forum back on line. Huzzah! I live in the Midwest...Kansas to be exact. I'm selling my house, and want to get the pool...

    Started by mdg‎, 03-28-2006 02:00 PM
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  28. Oak Tree Flowering

    I wanted to get the Pro's and Cons about opening early. I had the pool installed last March so it was open through the Oak tree flowering period. ...

    Started by donfranko‎, 03-26-2006 05:11 PM
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    03-26-2006 10:46 PM Go to last post
  29. Getting the Pool Ready

    This was the first winter for my pool and on the recommendation of friends in the area, kept it open. The winters are relatively mild and I have few...

    Started by TJNav‎, 03-25-2006 05:53 PM
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    03-26-2006 12:40 AM Go to last post

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