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Thread: Can't hook up filter yet. How do I open the pool?

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    Oct 2015
    Niagara Falls

    Can't hook up filter yet. How do I open the pool?

    Hi TFP.

    This year we tore out a section of the deck that the equipment sat on and are building a new pool shed that the equipment will sit IN (one side equipment, one side change area/storage, etc).
    Problem is I won't be at the point where I can connect the filter in it's permanent home until the very end of may. I emptied the sand filter to remove the concrete and will reinstall it once the floor framing is in place. I don't wan to wait too long to open the pool, nor would I be able to move the filter once it's filled with sand and water.

    What options do I have?

    Can I open the pool and get it balanced and what not using only the pump (without the filter) for a couple weeks (probably to cold yet for any swimming anyway).
    That should be fairly easy to hook up temporarily.

    I pulled back the tarp to have a look and the pool is VERY clear from what I can see.

    Let me know what you think?
    18x36 extended octogon IG Vinyl, ~ 110,000L (~29,000 gal)
    Jacuzzi FM24 Sand Filter, Hayward SuperPump 1hp
    Pentair Intellichlor SWG

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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Can't hook up filter yet. How do I open the pool?

    You can run it without the filter for a while since we know the filter itself is not what prevents algae anyways - that's a chemical issue. No different than running a sand filter on recirculate right? The cooler water should help buy you some time as well.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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