I have just opened my pool after a long winter here in Toronto. I only opened it just early because I assumed I would uncover a green mess or at least some murky water so I wanted a few weeks to SLAM the pool and get it ready for mid May. To my surprise after pumping the water off the cover and pulling it off the surface the pool water was crystal clear. Some debris at the bottom of the pool but nothing a good vacuum can't solve. The chemistry was showing an FC of 2.0, pH of 7.4, Akl 100, Calcium was 200.
I deep cleaned the sand filter, refilled to teh skimmer lines and have restarted the pump. everything is working beautifully. I would say I am just lucky but I think I can attribute this to hadr work at the end of last season plus some great advice on this board.
My question is am I just lucky? Our should I still bring the pool up to SLAM levels to see if the FC holds? The water is currently crystal clear.