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Thread: First time to open after winter SWG

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    Jun 2016
    Davis, Ok

    First time to open after winter SWG

    I have a 21 ft by 52 inch round above ground pool with a SWG and a regular filter pump (unless it goes out again and then I will replace with sand ). About 11,000 gallons.
    I don't know that I closed the pool down right last year and I can't afford to pay the prices I was last year for chemicals. Looks like I found the right place here!
    I didn't have a cover on my pool this winter and drained it down to about 1/3 full. I took off all the pumps and hoses.
    So far I have swept the pool with the net, removing about 25 tadpoles and pounds of leaves. There is a lot of moss in the pool and we have it filled right now to a little more than half (I will fill the rest tomorrow).
    So I need to know what to do now. I want to get the pool up and beautiful asap. HELP!!!
    I have read over some of the stuff here and am starting to understand but I am wondering about what algaecide to use. I have a little left from last year and I also have some stabilizer (sunscreen for the pool to keep the chlorine up).

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    DFW, TX

    Re: First time to open after winter SWG

    Welcome to TFP!

    That is a good start. Here is the process we use to kill algae, SLAM

    You will need a good test kit to do this. I use the TF-100 from It is by far the best value.
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