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    Opening a pool that's not been open for 3 years! No cover!

    We have an above ground round pool. The cover has been off and not touched for about three years. My Mother was dying and I had very small children. Since she has passed and the kids are 4 and 7. I need to learn where to begin to clean this pool. Thank you so much! 😊

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    Re: Opening a pool that's not been open for 3 years! No cover!

    Welcome to TFP!

    Get a leaf rake and start scooping out all the debris.
    Order a TF100 test kit with XL option from TFTestkits.net
    Tell us more about your pool by adding your info to your signature as shown here, Pool School - Read This Before You Post
    Once we know how many gallons your pool is we can recommend an amount of bleach to add daily until your test kit arrives.
    Brush the pool daily.

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    Re: Opening a pool that's not been open for 3 years! No cover!

    HI! So glad you found us! pooldv has you well covered. Ask any and all questions you might have. We KNOW what you are going through as many of us have been there, done that!

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    Re: Opening a pool that's not been open for 3 years! No cover!

    Welcome!

    I concur with pooldv. Test kit is a must.

    Just to clarify, a leaf rake is not one you use on your lawn. It looks like


    It might be helpful to go see what kind of equipment you have left, and any partial containers of leftover chemicals.

    The Visual
    Encyclopedia
    might help you identify any mystery objects.

    Posting Photo's Tutorial can explain how to upload pictures. We'd love to see the before and after.
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    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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    Re: Opening a pool that's not been open for 3 years! No cover!

    Welcome neighbor!!! Do not drain the pool. Try and scoop it. Come back n let us know how you're doing!
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