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    Cool New pool owner, not sure how to start my pool system

    I recently lucked into finding a house in my area with a 5 year old 19,000 gallon in-ground pool system. The pump is an intelliflo vs+ vsr with a cartridge filter system. I enjoy being outdoors in the summer but do not like camping, bon fires, ect, so a pool in a city environment is my set up.

    I had a pool guy come out and use muratic(sic) acid and do an official opening. We started to fill the pool and he left saying we just had to start the system. The pool is filled and I am not sure how to start the system and am also worried about messing it up.

    Are there any easy answers on starting the system? I've searched around and not found any, but hope to get some clarity. i called a place and it $250 to start the system, so I wanted to at least put in a good effort before I pay for it, lol.

    Appreciate any help with this!

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    Re: New pool owner, not sure how to start my pool system

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Some photos and a little more information on the equipment will really be needed.....
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Re: New pool owner, not sure how to start my pool system

    Appreciate that, i also am not a frequent forum user so will update with appropriate info. I updated my sig with the appropriate info and will add pics later. If this should be done in another thread I appreciate that input as well.

    Thank you!
    Square 19,000 gallon in-ground pool
    cartridge filter
    SWG
    intelliflo vs+svrs
    K-2006

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    Re: New pool owner, not sure how to start my pool system

    Nope, here is fine. Nice pump, but we will need to narrow down the specific other equipment a little more. With pics, we can usually figure it out.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Re: New pool owner, not sure how to start my pool system

    Quote Originally Posted by natedogg View Post

    I had a pool guy come out and use muratic(sic) acid and do an official opening. We started to fill the pool and he left saying we just had to start the system. The pool is filled and I am not sure how to start the system and am also worried about messing it up.
    What did he do? Did he remove the plugs and gizmos from all the inlets/outlets? Did he put the plugs on the filter pump? It shouldn't be too hard if those things were at least done. Never heard of an official opening that didn't start up the pump. Was this someone you paid?
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: New pool owner, not sure how to start my pool system

    Usually the pool guys that open our pool come back after it is filled to turn it on. The first year I had ours I tipped the guy $20 bucks to tell me how everything works.
    Inground 22k gallon gunite 15x31 main pool, 15x7 wading pool/sunning deck, hot tub/with overflow (9' octagon with limestone top) & slide NSWG, Aqua Blue Pebble Sheen
    Filter dual cartridge Sta-rite 450sq/ft, TF-100 Test Kit
    Heater Raypak 2100 400k btu cupro-nickel exchanger
    Auto pool cover, Polaris 280 auto pool cleaner, Jandy AqualinkRS8 Remote Control System

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