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Swimming Pool Opening

for start-up after new construction skip to step 5


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Net leaves from the swimming pool cover.

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Pump water from the swimming pool cover.

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Remove the cover from the swimming pool. Do not try to remove the pool cover with any leaves or water on the cover. Use a inground pool cover pump or an above ground pool cover pump to drain the water from the cover before you pull the pool cover off the swimming pool.

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Clean and fold the swimming pool cover.

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As the swimming pool fills add algaecide as per directions on the bottle. You may skip this step if your pool has a salt to chlorine system.

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Start up the pool pump when the swimming pool water is 3/4 the way up the skimmer opening. The multi-port position should be on rinse for about 30 seconds before going to the filter position.

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Net any leaves or debris from the swimming pool. If the pool is dirty it should also be vacuumed. For usual dirt, vacuum on filter and backwash after vacuuming. For excessive dirt or algae, vacuum the pool in the waste setting.

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Add chlorine shock to the swimming pool as per directions on bottle.

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Brush the swimming pool floor.

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Use test strips to check the swimming pool water pH and adjust as needed (use baking soda to raise the total alkalinity)

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Add stabilizer to the swimming pool as directed on bottle.

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Circulate the swimming pool pump for 24-48 hrs.

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Vacuum the swimming pool as needed.

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Backwash the sand filter once each week or when the pressure gauge goes up 8-10 lbs (which ever comes first) or clean the DE or cartridge filter as per instructions.



Start up chemical kits contain everything you need to open your pool. We have pre-formulated and pre-measured each kit to fit your pool size.

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