Forum Title: Looking for advice. For next year...
This is my first opening of my pool after I closed it. It was crystal clear all summer after we fixed it from the previous home owner: Here is my original SLAM Thread https://www.troublefreepool.com/threads/138364-First-SLAM I SLAMed it and waiting until the water temp was less than 60 mid of October in Chicago. The winter cover isn't in the best shape. We repaired all of the large holes, but the mesh is loosing some of its 'coating' and becoming more open in some areas. I assume some fine debris can make its way into the pool through the cover. I am also assuming the water temp was able to warm up enough to grow algae this spring, due to the crazy temperature swings and heavy rains. I am looking to learn what I did wrong and can do to avoid a cleanup like this again next year. Thanks!
Category: pool Post By: ELSIE POWERS (Smyrna, GA), 01/29/2019

The only thing I do when I close my pool besides waiting for the temps to drop, is add Polyquat 60. I have opened to a clear pool each year that I have done this. What are your test results when opened this year?

- TIFFANY WILLIS (Trenton, NJ), 03/29/2019

joshua5438 said: The only thing I do when I close my pool besides waiting for the temps to drop, is add Polyquat 60. I have opened to a clear pool each year that I have done this. What are your test results when opened this year? Click to expand... +1 this is what I do as well. I also test the water once a month over winter and add probably add 1 gallon of bleach every 2 months and circulate with a small submersible sump pump.

- CONNIE REYNOLDS (Salem, OR), 03/17/2019

I forgot but I did the Poly as well. FC was 0 CYA was less than 30, Didn't let the water warm. Ph was less than 7. There was ice on the pool Jan-Feb when it was frigid here. I'll bet adding the bleach with a pump would be something that I can do easily. I'll make a note for that. What can I expect the Pool Antifreeze do when I open all of the jets and fire up the pump today?

- DON AUSTIN (Montebello, CA), 03/09/2019

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