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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. Question about Water Quality upon opening ?

    Hi Everyone - I have some questions about pool opening and pool covers. I have an old loop-loc cover that probably is in need of replacement. Each...

    Started by zooba72‎, 05-13-2022 01:20 AM
    algae, chlorine, cover, loop loc, slam
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    05-13-2022 01:20 AM Go to last post
  2. Goodnight Pool

    Good night, summer. Good night, pool. Good night, kids are back at school. Good night, slide and diving board. Good night, equipment, all is...

    Started by FormerBromineUser‎, 10-15-2014 11:29 PM
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    11-07-2021 09:55 PM Go to last post
  3. Winterizing 66,000 gal inground gunite pool in NW Minnesota for easier spring cleanup

    Our secure fenced 66,000 gal inground gunite private membership pool is used for a maximum of 3 1/2 months in the summer in NW Minnesota. Attempting...

    Started by RonStordahl‎, 06-20-2019 02:35 PM
    leaves, spring cleanup, stains, winterizinge
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  4. Draining the pool help

    I need to drain my pool for repairs (has not ran in over a year). It is an in ground gunite pool. I have a backwash position with a hayward de...

    Started by skos007‎, 04-21-2019 09:56 AM
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    04-22-2019 09:16 AM Go to last post
  5. Blowing Out Main Drain

    I closed my pool for the first time this year, using a 6 gal air compressor. I have a variable speed Pentair pump, not one of those that you can...

    Started by Dibbie‎, 10-19-2018 08:11 AM
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    10-26-2018 07:26 AM Go to last post
  6. I goofed up

    In the past couple of weeks, since the weather here in Wisconsin got cooler, I've let my pool get away from me. Of course, in that week we had a...

    Started by beaverplt‎, 09-24-2018 06:54 PM
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    09-26-2018 11:08 PM Go to last post
  7. Can I leave my IG pool empty over the winter?

    The plan was to paint the 20' X 40' inground (concrete 10 ft. bowl with fiberglass sides) this fall before closing. But it looks like we may have to...

    Started by oldnewbie‎, 09-17-2018 04:08 PM
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    09-24-2018 11:52 AM Go to last post
  8. Winter cover needed

    Time for me to buy a new winter cover. I want one that I can get at least a good 4 or 5 seasons out of. Where is everyone buying their replacement...

    Started by BobWarrs‎, 09-16-2018 09:15 PM
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    09-24-2018 11:18 AM Go to last post
  9. Closing an AG Intex Pool

    I read the thread about closing an AG Pool. Had a couple questions. Is there a certain air temperature that I should wait for before closing? ...

    Started by nrbarnard‎, 09-04-2018 09:58 AM
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    09-24-2018 11:04 AM Go to last post
  10. New Gibraltar Pool Owner in Maine: How To Winterize

    Hello, we have just purchased a Gibraltar Pool, and are trying to find information on what to expect when it comes time to winterize it so we are not...

    Started by Zemmy‎, 06-25-2018 09:24 PM
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    06-25-2018 09:54 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Should I open the pool or skip a season?

    Would there be any major ramifications to not opening the pool this year - I imagine a large frog population will result, but is there a really good...

    Started by remjr13‎, 06-08-2018 11:18 AM
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    06-08-2018 04:51 PM Go to last post
  12. 22k gal pool with cloudy water 5 days after opening

    opened pool 5 days ago, checked chemicals readings 21750 gal. vinyl inground pool: FAC 2 ppm TAC .2 ppm PH 7.4 TA 66 ppm <= bogus reading...

    Started by Tdraym1‎, 05-31-2018 02:10 PM
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    06-01-2018 10:05 AM Go to last post
  13. Question New pool owner with 24' x 48" round AG pools

    We bought a 24 48 marquis. I plan on using the BBB method. Any tips or tricks to master this? Any must haves for the pool? I bought a tester kit...

    Started by Nursemoore1987‎, 05-29-2018 11:44 AM
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    05-29-2018 12:42 PM Go to last post
  14. I think I messed up by adding too much Permasalt

    Hello from Kansas. We bought a 24' round above ground pool last summer from Family Leisure. I drained most of the pool and refilled it to open it up...

    Started by glb131‎, 05-24-2018 02:15 PM
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    05-24-2018 06:58 PM Go to last post
  15. 2nd year Pool

    We used this forum and calculated last summer and kept our pool looking awesome all summer. This summer we cleaned the pool filled it back up with...

    Started by Mrshampton‎, 05-20-2018 08:48 PM
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    05-20-2018 10:52 PM Go to last post
  16. New to the world of pools!

    Hi folks. Just had an inground pool and spa installed down here in southern Georgia. Relocated here from Alaska recently. This will be my first...

    Started by Chefguy‎, 05-17-2018 04:24 PM
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    05-17-2018 05:31 PM Go to last post
  17. help. cant clear up my pool

    hey. i have an intex above ground pool 48 x 20. it has the metal poles holding it up. We opened the pool. I have been testing with the taylor kit....

    Started by wendybsimmons70‎, 05-13-2018 01:20 PM
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    05-13-2018 03:05 PM Go to last post
  18. Post First Time Pool Owner

    Hi, I am desperately trying to learn how to manage my pool. First year came with several failures and newbie pitfalls, so I am sure my learning...

    Started by Neptune‎, 05-02-2018 10:04 PM
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    05-02-2018 10:16 PM Go to last post
  19. Starting up a neglected vinyl pool

    Posting here first. Pool owner, have not swam in a little over a year due to not being able to take care of pool. However ready to start back at...

    Started by KannapolisPoolOwner‎, 05-02-2018 11:42 AM
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    05-02-2018 10:14 PM Go to last post
  20. First time pool owner

    I recently purchase a home with an in-ground pool. I have never owned or maintained a pool and I am pretty intimidated by the process so far. The...

    Started by Scrizzatch‎, 03-07-2018 12:21 PM
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    03-07-2018 12:21 PM Go to last post
  21. Winter Cover Fabric Issue

    After just two winters, my cover is tearing like paper! It is a "triple laminated polyethylene double-stitched" but it is ripping at the slightest...

    Started by Steveromo‎, 09-30-2016 03:36 PM
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    10-26-2016 03:26 PM Go to last post
  22. Best way of pool closing with what chemicals needed? Winterizing kit or Pool Magic

    With Phos Free. Someone told me not to use those BS IntheSwim pool winterizing chemicals as the pool when open gets dirty.. which is true My pool has...

    Started by phillipjko‎, 09-18-2016 12:13 PM
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    09-22-2016 12:14 PM Go to last post
  23. Runs well after starting, but hard to start

    Hi, I have an inground pool (an old pool), with a Hayward pump and filter system. The system runs well, after starting, but is hard to start...

    Started by Shakushinnen‎, 05-14-2016 12:39 PM
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    06-02-2016 03:54 PM Go to last post
  24. Pool water green and water 40 degrees

    We recently had some warm weather here in Eastern PA and I did not check my pool water temp, but over the last 3 weeks my water went from clear to...

    Started by Slachey‎, 03-20-2016 01:33 PM
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    03-21-2016 11:35 AM Go to last post
  25. Arctic Armor Norcal

    Moderator please delete this post

    Started by ESA1178‎, 12-24-2015 01:36 PM
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    12-24-2015 01:36 PM Go to last post
  26. Question Pool Closing - 1st time

    This will be the first time I am planning to close and winterize my pool myself. Few questions I have listed below. Also any additional tips will be...

    Started by gagan‎, 09-14-2015 10:03 AM
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    09-16-2015 05:49 PM Go to last post
  27. Now Is The Time To Start Planning For Your Closing

    So soon? I realize that it's still August and if we have a nice September in the North East we may WELL be swimming till the end of September, and...

    Started by CarlD‎, 08-27-2015 09:26 PM
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    09-13-2015 02:37 AM Go to last post
  28. Evaporation when cover first installed in Fall?

    I'm curious if others have experienced water loss (evaporation?) when a cover is installed and it's still relatively warm out? I'm in SC so pretty...

    Started by Mm_putnam‎, 09-04-2015 11:45 AM
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    09-04-2015 04:22 PM Go to last post
  29. late pool opening, should I circulate water and add chlorine?

    I have for various reasons not opened my pool for the 2015 season. I did a fairly late closure last fall, which is normal for me the past 14 years. ...

    Started by moriskod‎, 06-25-2015 04:49 PM
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    06-25-2015 10:03 PM Go to last post
  30. Thank you pool doc!! Your the best.....

    Well I had some major issues last yr and pool doc helped me immensely. I also just read this sticky and believe that was my issue last year, and well...

    Started by Lawrosa‎, 04-16-2012 05:27 PM
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