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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. New house with pool

    First time posting here, We are moving into a new house in the next month or so and there is a 16x24 above ground pool in the back. I figured it is...

    Started by 19conkle85‎, 07-31-2014 04:47 PM
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    08-01-2014 05:05 PM Go to last post
  2. Bleach just disappears?

    My water is clear; except for residue on sides....I'll live with that....But I threw in 3 gallons of bleach and 3 hrs later it's gone (test...

    Started by Earl J‎, 07-11-2014 03:48 PM
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    07-17-2014 11:16 AM Go to last post
  3. 1st time pool owner!!!!! Any advice??????

    18x28x43 true L vinyl, will be finished in about a week. Any suggestions for a good start up?

    Started by mjmontgomery‎, 07-10-2014 12:04 AM
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    07-13-2014 12:03 PM Go to last post
  4. Brand new and overwhelmed above ground pool owner...

    Hi everyone, Thanks for welcoming me into your community. So I purchased and had installed a 21 round (52 deep) resin above ground pool. I...

    Started by JoeJet‎, 05-26-2014 12:52 PM
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    06-30-2014 01:40 PM Go to last post
  5. Murky pool, tadpoles, and an inexperienced owner!

    We recently bought a home with a very large above ground pool. I know it was up and running a year ago bit it was not properly covered and now we...

    Started by JV1980‎, 06-22-2014 10:42 PM
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    06-29-2014 12:50 PM Go to last post
  6. New to the pool forum and fighting with an above ground pool that came with our home

    Hi there! New to this forum and hoping for some help. Just purchased a house with a 30ft above ground pool. Previous owners had not opened the pool...

    Started by LisaMarie‎, 06-14-2014 08:31 AM
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    06-15-2014 01:11 PM Go to last post
  7. looking for opinions on using Metal Free

    I've read all about the pool stores selling chemicals not necessary & potentially even bad for your pool. Now the opening kit says to add Metal...

    Started by poolmompa‎, 06-09-2014 03:11 PM
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    06-12-2014 09:41 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Crystal Clear water, but.......

    There's always a white/green/yellow residue trapped mainly in seams of 16x32 IG.....I assumed it was algae...But no matter what I do, it...

    Started by Earl J‎, 06-11-2014 05:04 AM
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    06-12-2014 06:26 PM Go to last post
  9. opening pool for summer from forest green swamp

    First time pool owner just bought a house that has a 16x32 ft pool. I've read a bit on the site so I have purchased the Taylor kit you...

    Started by rweber12‎, 06-09-2014 12:49 AM
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  10. New to forum and pools!

    Hello all So glad I found this site, there is a great wealth of knowledge on here that I have been trying to digest over the last two weeks. ...

    Started by Giants85‎, 06-03-2014 09:51 PM
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    06-07-2014 07:44 PM Go to last post
  11. New user, buying a house with a pool

    I just registered because I am buying a house with a pool. My wife and I (well, she) decided to try to manage it ourselves. I was skeptical at first,...

    Started by svenborgia‎, 06-05-2014 02:54 PM
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    06-07-2014 07:24 PM Go to last post
  12. Starting up 16x32 AG pool

    Starting pool for Summer. Checking the forum for info on above ground pool manual maintenance interval

    Started by Portland user‎, 06-03-2014 01:25 PM
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    06-06-2014 12:37 PM Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Pipes blocked with leaves

    My 30,000 gallon, cement, 1950's pool in the woods is pumping almost no water the filter system right now. (That is my conclusion judging from how...

    Started by Jader‎, 06-03-2014 08:04 PM
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    06-06-2014 09:13 AM Go to last post
  14. Newbie here, starting up FG pool

    Hi, I have a fiberglass in ground pool, capacity 12,500 gallons. The pump is a Pentair 1.5 hp. Filter is American Products Predator circular media...

    Started by tjbates‎, 05-27-2014 02:00 PM
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    06-01-2014 08:45 AM Go to last post
  15. Question Floc?

    Can I floc with solar cover on? thx

    Started by Earl J‎, 05-31-2014 08:27 AM
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  16. Whats your water temp?

    Whats your water temperature? Ours is 68 BRRR too cold to swim but I bet it warms up quick, going to be in 90s all week - Tulsa area -

    Started by LuvTheBeach‎, 05-04-2014 07:01 PM
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  17. Question on draining pool covers with a LOT of water on them

    Hi all, glad to be part of your forum (new member). I have an inground pool and I'm getting ready to open it. There was a tremendous amount of...

    Started by czp11s‎, 05-25-2014 10:52 PM
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  18. How to clean an above ground pool after 2 seasons of non use

    We have a 27' above ground pool. After being away for 2 years on a military tour, we're coming home to find our pool in an awful shape. It hasn't...

    Started by 12ofus‎, 05-18-2014 09:00 AM
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  19. Need some advise

    Good Afternoon, We inherited our pool late last season when we bought our new home. It is a 25,000 gallon inground vinyl liner pool. We are also new...

    Started by Breezer80‎, 05-27-2014 03:39 PM
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    05-27-2014 04:05 PM Go to last post
  20. new user looking for help with polaris caretaker

    I have a polaris 5 port caretaker. Where is a good place to get replacement parts?

    Started by markusa‎, 05-23-2014 10:58 PM
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    05-27-2014 02:03 PM Go to last post
  21. New to the Forum

    Hello everyone :) My family and I recently rented a house in South Carolina with a 30' above ground pool in the back yard. The pool was filled...

    Started by Traxl‎, 04-26-2014 07:58 PM
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  22. Adding bleach with no filter circulation

    My pool made it through the winter with clear water, however, when we first took a peek to see what the water was like(about a month ago), the motor...

    Started by ksherman‎, 05-20-2014 03:14 PM
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    05-20-2014 03:29 PM Go to last post
  23. Smile Gas heater...FYI

    I have a Jandy Lite 2 natural gas heater...Mod# LG175N.....I figured I'd get it started today; only to find my drain plugs wouldn't screw in due to...

    Started by Earl J‎, 05-20-2014 12:02 PM
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    05-20-2014 12:07 PM Go to last post
  24. Question Trouble w/ vacuum head?

    When I try vacuuming with triangle shaped vacuum head, it won't sink to bottom as it normally does. I have to hold it down on bottom. If I release...

    Started by Earl J‎, 05-15-2014 08:48 AM
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    05-19-2014 12:56 PM Go to last post
  25. Can I shut off one return

    Still trying to get pool cleared up good after sitting for several years. I don't feel like my returns are moving lower portion of water like they...

    Started by zmanh‎, 05-19-2014 10:24 AM
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  26. water evaporation

    hey all I have had my pool up and running for several days now .. water is sparkling as usual 1 question should water evaporate allot in cool...

    Started by airraid1999‎, 05-18-2014 09:03 PM
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  27. Opening pool to green algae

    I'm a little late opening my pool this season and now have to battle green algae. I have tested the water with the recommended Taylor test kit and...

    Started by amillionpets‎, 05-15-2014 12:02 PM
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    05-15-2014 03:18 PM Go to last post
  28. CHlorine/bleach wash

    Due to high cya and tds levels I am draining my pool this weekend. After the pool is drained I would like to chlorine/bleach wash it and then hit it...

    Started by l1tech‎, 05-08-2014 10:05 PM
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  29. New Home! First time pool owner in the NE (RI)

    Hi all, Back in June of 2013 I started my journey of getting this new home. It was short sale but I ended up closing on Christmas Eve. I opened...

    Started by Bassist286‎, 04-18-2014 07:13 AM
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  30. Swimming pool contractor "opening" the pool

    We are having a new liner installed in our in-ground pool by a local pool contractor. As part of the deal, they will "open" the pool. Should I be...

    Started by columbusdan‎, 04-29-2014 02:58 PM
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    05-11-2014 01:41 PM Go to last post

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