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    Newbie opening

    Since we just had our pool installed in July we paid the pool store where we purchased our above ground pool to close it up. They brought the cover, air pillow and disconnected the pump etc. I am considering opening the pool ourselves. We are newbies but we can handle this right? I'm thinking it is just taking the cover and air pillow off, connecting the hoses for the filter and pump, reattaching the pump and filling the water level. Of course we will need to get the water right but the pool store really won't do that other than throw some shock into the pool right? Am I missing something? (I know I left out some details like making sure the pump is grounded and putting the cover away dry etc) Is there anything else major I should consider?
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    Former Pool:Buster Crabbe resin and steel 30'x15' oval 52" ABG pool Pentair sand dollar filter 1.5 Pentair Dynamo pump13,500 gallons

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    Re: Newbie opening

    That's about it....getting a good test kit (such as the TF100) will help with adjusting chemistry.

    Here is a link from Pool School for all the step we recommend (button on upper right hand of this page or in my sig)

    pool-school/opening%20winterized%20above%20ground%20pool
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

    Pool School, TFTestKits, Pool Calculator

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    Re: Newbie opening

    Thank you for the link, I read pool school back in the summer but forgot all of the information it provides.
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    Former Pool:Buster Crabbe resin and steel 30'x15' oval 52" ABG pool Pentair sand dollar filter 1.5 Pentair Dynamo pump13,500 gallons

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    Re: Newbie opening

    I say tackle it yourself - opening is pretty simple and straightforward and you can save alot of dough that way.
    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: Newbie opening

    +1...and you are very welcome
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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