Good thing I got turtles & pond ready for winter early...


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Just looked at the weather station and the log showed that it was 46°F this morning at 7:30AM. Without the winterizing and bringing in the non-hibernators early they would have all died or went into shock. I guess you really can't be too prepared. Even right now it is 50° F out there.
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Going back into the nineties here.
I am pretty sure we will get back up into the 70's or 80's but I think 90's and 100's are over for this year at my house.
 

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It got down to 53 again last night but mid 80's during the day so temp. swings really cause problems .I started again loosing 2 inch's of water and still not sure where since it is a new liner .I sent video and pics of the liner to dr foster and smith after there request to see if I had any before liner was installed and I had them all and sent them and firestone contacted me this morning via E-mail .I had pics of a couple of not sure flaws I saw and video of liner laid out on the ground and measuring tapes on it to show the size of it .They said they have decided it looks like a flaw to them also and they are sending me a new liner that is bigger and 4 patch kits free .Really do they understand how hard it is to replace a liner by your self .Thanks a lot for nothing but more headache .Glad they back there product ,but why me .:(So remember not every thing is perfect and document every thing other wise you may have a fight on your hands
 

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It got down to 53 again last night but mid 80's during the day so temp. swings really cause problems .I started again loosing 2 inch's of water and still not sure where since it is a new liner .I sent video and pics of the liner to dr foster and smith after there request to see if I had any before liner was installed and I had them all and sent them and firestone contacted me this morning via E-mail .I had pics of a couple of not sure flaws I saw and video of liner laid out on the ground and measuring tapes on it to show the size of it .They said they have decided it looks like a flaw to them also and they are sending me a new liner that is bigger and 4 patch kits free .Really do they understand how hard it is to replace a liner by your self .Thanks a lot for nothing but more headache .Glad they back there product ,but why me .:(So remember not every thing is perfect and document every thing other wise you may have a fight on your hands
Leaks and other water loss problems suck. I had the one experience this year when a pump line busted and caused me to lose about 700 gallons of water. I learnt from the mistake though and now have all my pumps set up with redundant features to make sure that can't happen again. Good luck with the liner. Foster & Smith have always been good about all the stuff I bought from them so it should get resolved.
 

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I have all my hoses and all my filters set so that all water if there is a leak can only go back in the pond .I decided it was easier on me to do it that way .Geeze it was just last year I replaced the liner .It just makes me feel more and more like giving up .I am not getting any younger and liner i had bought was 20x25 and came here at 24 x29 + if i remember correctly .I would have to look at video again .But it gives me a headache to think about it .I think i need to change my last name from Murphy ,:)maybe that will help .
 
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I have all my hoses and all my filters set so that all water if there is a leak can only go back in the pond .I decided it was easier on me to do it that way .Geeze it was just last year I replaced the liner .It just makes me feel more and more like giving up .I am not getting any younger and liner i had bought was 20x25 and came here at 24 x29 + if i remember correctly .I would have to look at video again .But it gives me a headache to think about it .I think i need to change my last name from Murphy ,:)maybe that will help .
Just don't change it to Goldberg lol
 

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