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The clear water of a swimming pool seems like the perfect place to test out new crankbaits. Should I be worried about the chlorine damaging the paint and finish on my lures?

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Or I would also ask about the scent of the chlorine, can't think that it would be an attractant.

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Nope, no need to worry.  It's a pretty common way of tuning/testing new lures.  I wish I had a pool to test lures in. 

Just don't do it while people are swimming.  ;)

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i spray cranks and every other stuff i use with bass attract or something of the such before i use them for fishing. Many many different types of sprays and attractants that kill any odor on the plugs before using, including our people smell , cigarettes for those who smoke , gas , oil etc....

 

as far as changing the finish of the lure, possibly debatable but i say no.   not unless you are letting it soak for a long time in fresh chlorine.

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1. Drain pool.

2. Fill bottom with dirt.

3. Add non-chlorinated water.

4. Stock aquatic plants.

5. Stock bass.

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1. Drain pool.

2. Fill bottom with dirt.

3. Add non-chlorinated water.

4. Stock aquatic plants.

5. Stock bass.

This^^^ :D

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The clear water of a swimming pool seems like the perfect place to test out new crankbaits. Should I be worried about the chlorine damaging the paint and finish on my lures?

 

There's a vacation home in my community with an enclosed masonry swimming pool.

Since I'm the property manager, you can guess where I test every lure I own   :eyebrows:

To keep the pool crystal-clear, three forms of chlorine are regularly added (bleach, tablets & shock).

Chlorine will kill the bacteria, viruses & fungi on your lure, but that's about it.

Studying lure behavior in gin-clear water offers a golden opportunity to compare lure action & sink rates.

Even if that pool was filled with sulfuric acid, I'm sure I'd sacrifice lures just for the learning experience  :D

 

Roger

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Id worry more about a hook catching the liner.......

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I test lures in my pool more then I swim in it.

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On a slow day I practice my presentations and look for flaws. Actually the bass will let us know when it's right.

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I use a pool especially in the spring to tune suspending rogues, and to tune wiggle warts to run left and some with a right bias to get under docks and dock corners. It will also help you develop a more subtle presentation for certain lures e.g. gitzets, senkos,jerkbaits.

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I do it often.  Sometimes when I hook a kid I have to get the net to avoid them throwing the hook if I try and swing them out.

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If you really want to see how a lure runs, get in the water and have someone else cast it. 

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best way to perfect your presentations of lures and to check rate of fall for jigs w/ trailers . pool water will not damage your plastic lures nor harm your soft plastics ...

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Nope, no need to worry.  It's a pretty common way of tuning/testing new lures.  I wish I had a pool to test lures in. 

Just don't do it while people are swimming.  ;)

Best time to do it, you can check the backbone of your rod at the same time, nothing like killing 2 birds with 1 stone.

 

If you're worried just rinse the lure off when you're done.

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It's totally fine to do and won't do anything to you crank or piece of plastic. It's super common for people to pool test big swimbaits and almost mandatory when your trying to tune a glide. Some of those cost 10-20x what your crank might and they are perfectly fine. There is no need to worry.

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