This flippen mother nature this year has been a struggle. Finally got warm and dry enough to open the pool. Ice finally melted about a week ago and I opened the sucker up today!
My wife even had the day off so it really helped to have her help me pull my mesh meyco cover off this pool, carry it to the front driveway and unroll it to dry out, reroll it up, and put it away nicely. Pool looked a little dirty due to the silt, but fairly no leaves. Just stupid worms and other darn bugs. Hooked everything up, primed up the filter, and away I went. I then put the filter to waste and got right to work with sucking out that mess. Once done, the pool is a little cloudy but I can still make out the deep end fairly good. I then went right to work using the BBB method. Tests came out good on PH/TA so just added CYA in a sock and poured in 3 gallons of bleach to get started. At 10 tonight, I will test using the trusty TF100 test kit and add more.
Liner looks good for 8 years old, with only a few wrinkles at the deep end due to this dang water from a very snowy winter and a wet, flooding spring. Gotta say though that the rock and plastic and overall landscape of my yard helps move the water away from the pool and my sump pump in the house pulls the water away from the ground and pool all the way to the back alley that is graveled 45 feet away from the house.
All in all, it was a good opening. I am tired, but at least the spring/summer season has begun. Even grabbed a few beers to admire my own handywork. AWWWWW summer. Hope that the weather pattern now straitens out so that we can enjoy it sooner rather then later.
Happy swims everyone!