We didn't exactly close our above ground pool last year the way we usually close it. We left everything in place, including filtration system and hoses, even left the water filled pretty high. Covered with a pool cover and bam, pool closed.
We took the cover off this past weekend to some lovely looking swamp water. All good, few bottles of shock and all should be well... however... is it OK to just turn on the filtration system? We don't want to replace the sand that is in the system if I don't have to, it's heavy and since we let it sit all winter, it's just going to be a big mess to deal with. If I can get away with it, just this once, that would be a nice time saver.
So, is it appropriate, or even slightly ok to reuse the 4 bags of sand that are currently in the filter and just turn the thing on and start chemicalizing the pool?
Thanks for any thoughts!