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    Opened the pool today

    Anyone that has a pool knows what a massive bitch this can be

    Pool water temp 83 degrees
    Crystal clear
    Filters good
    Pool deck getting deweeded
    Polaris working

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    No pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shute View Post
    Anyone that has a pool knows what a massive bitch this can be

    Pool water temp 83 degrees
    Crystal clear
    Filters good
    Pool deck getting deweeded
    Polaris working
    Where you at shute?
    I open early and that will be May 10th.
    Pools are a pain but the science is fun.
    I have had some good fights with the PH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    No pictures?
    Maybe
    Some day
    If I can figure out how to post them

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo222 View Post
    Where you at shute?
    I open early and that will be May 10th.
    Pools are a pain but the science is fun.
    I have had some good fights with the PH.
    I just through in the chemicals and pray
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo222 View Post
    Where you at shute?
    I open early and that will be May 10th.
    Pools are a pain but the science is fun.
    I have had some good fights with the PH.
    salt chlorine generator so i'm hoping it will be less maintenance Pablo

    hole is dug

    waiting for electrician
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    Salt water pools are the bomb

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    I have a salt water pool called the ocean
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    I have one with private swingers parties
    canít do that at the ocean

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    The salt generator produces about of 1 gallon of chlorine for 24 hours

    It helps with keeping water clear

    Still have to shock and algae treat

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    Quote Originally Posted by manny24 View Post
    salt chlorine generator so i'm hoping it will be less maintenance Pablo

    hole is dug

    waiting for electrician
    When I saw this thread I was wondering if ole manny was still putting in the pool.

    Make a video, but make sure you wear a shirt in the pool.

    Pimi might be watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchojake View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo222 View Post
    When I saw this thread I was wondering if ole manny was still putting in the pool.

    Make a video, but make sure you wear a shirt in the pool.

    Pimi might be watching.
    no doubt

    going to have to install 12' privacy hedging

    the fanboys here are relentless Pablo

    maybe a moat
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    Shute pools I have all sorts of disease stay away

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    Last summer I was fighting the PH, buying overpriced BS at the pool store.
    Go to lowes or Home depot and buy muriatic acid. Just be careful... it is acid.
    But I love saving a few bucks, and living dangerously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo222 View Post
    Last summer I was fighting the PH, buying overpriced BS at the pool store.
    Go to lowes or Home depot and buy muriatic acid. Just be careful... it is acid.
    But I love saving a few bucks, and living dangerously.
    used for etching stone i think

    good pool stabilizer too Pablo ?
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    Opened our pool up couple weeks ago!

    Supposed to be 80 in Minny on Saturday. I keep ours at 90. It’s small so it’s fairly economical.
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    Haven’t done a pool vid yet. Maybe a Pool Day Pounder??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGDAY View Post
    Opened our pool up couple weeks ago!

    Supposed to be 80 in Minny on Saturday. I keep ours at 90. It’s small so it’s fairly economical.
    have an open zone on the wood boiler so going to run it to the pool

    swimming off the land Bigday !!
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    anyone with pools and can get some pics of girls around it in bikinis could clinch POTM

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    Quote Originally Posted by manny24 View Post
    have an open zone on the wood boiler so going to run it to the pool

    swimming off the land Bigday !!

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    My pool is the Bay and my boats in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shute View Post
    The salt generator produces about of 1 gallon of chlorine for 24 hours
    It helps with keeping water clear
    Still have to shock and algae treat
    If your salt water generator is working correctly, you should never have to shock your pool unless a massive rain storm or something that dropped a lot of crap in the pool. You should NEVER add anything to the pool but an oxidizing agent (i.e. Chlorine). Stay away from algae treatments that usually have copper or some other metal in it. You can keep a pool clean with just simple liquid bleach. You need to know how much by testing your water and using a chart. If you use liquid bleach, you will never have issues with a pool. Once you get tired of hauling bleach around, you can then move to a SWG. The only thing you have to do with a salt water pool is add acid to counter the PH drift.

    Be careful using shock and pool pucks. They will either raise your CYA or your calcium and eventually you will have to drain some or maybe most of your water. Go to TroubleFreePool.com for everything you need. DO NOT TRUST Leslie's or local pool companies. They only make money when you need to add meaningless shit.

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    Here in Houston, my pool stays open year round. I have a heat pump (and pool cover) that keeps the pool at 90 degrees most days unless the few days where we have heavy freeze like a few months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
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    This chart below is a must read for pool owners. CYA is the single most important reading for a pool. The amount of CYA in your pool determines how much chlorine you need to maintain to keep your pool clean. If you have very little CYA, you do not need a lot of chlorine. If your CYA is high, you will need a lot of chlorine ($$$) to maintain a clean pool.


    CYA (Stabilizer) Minimum FC Target FC
    20* 2 3-5
    30* 2 4-6
    40 3 5-7
    50 4 6-8
    60 5 7-9
    70* 5 8-10
    80* 6 9-11
    90* 7 10-12
    100* 8 11-13
    If your pool is a swamp or after a heavy rain or someone dumped trash from a sewer in your pool, then you need to slam/shock the pool at a higher level of chlorine until it clears up. You need much more chlorine and you need to keep adding it until the pool clears.

    CYA (Stabilizer) SLAM FC
    20* 10
    30 12
    40 16
    50 20
    60 24
    70* 28
    80* 31
    90* 35
    100* 39
    How do you know how much chlorine you have to add for a 40,000 gallon pool that has 30ppm CYA? There's a pool calculator. https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/poolmath/

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    Caution. If you are using pucks, you are increasing your CYA. The more you increase your CYA, the more chlorine you will have to use to keep your pool clean. High CYA means spending more money on chlorine to clean. This is how the pool stores make money. Stop using pucks and most shocks (dichlor and Trichlor) that add CYA. Calpo adds calcium which is okay until your calcium levels get too high. Stick with liquid bleach or a SWG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manny24 View Post
    salt chlorine generator so i'm hoping it will be less maintenance Pablo

    hole is dug

    waiting for electrician
    Corbin Electric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac4Lyfe View Post
    Caution. If you are using pucks, you are increasing your CYA. The more you increase your CYA, the more chlorine you will have to use to keep your pool clean. High CYA means spending more money on chlorine to clean. This is how the pool stores make money. Stop using pucks and most shocks (dichlor and Trichlor) that add CYA. Calpo adds calcium which is okay until your calcium levels get too high. Stick with liquid bleach or a SWG.
    what's the best treatment to get the water back in shape after goin' back door on the wife and running into an inadvertent "choco stick" situation.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    anyone with pools and can get some pics of girls around it in bikinis could clinch POTM
    I have some cool photos taken inside at a pool party, with some babe sitting on my face......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auto Donk View Post
    I have some cool photos taken inside at a pool party, with some babe sitting on my face......

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    I'm very familiar with muriatic acid. Nasty stuff! Its the trials in life that create character I guess. O yes can't exit without mentioning wire brushes and replacing skimmer doors.

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