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Thread: How to open IG pool w/ Caretaker system ? Help

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    How to open IG pool w/ Caretaker system ? Help


    Subject say's it all...
    Unfortunately I lost my dad end of last year and he went with all the pool to speak.
    I did help him close it and open it several times, but only partial here and there. I truly need

    The pool has the caretaker system with a 5 port valve(right now the lines are filled with antifreeze and port base covered up) and I believe two or three nozzles are taken out and holes plugged. There is a gizmo in the skimmer.
    The filter housing is apart and I have the filter(looks like a large group of white panels) in the cabana with the
    pump and skimmer baskets, along with...i think small plugs.

    If someone could possibly expain the opening procedure or send me in the right direction I would be grateful.


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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: How to open IG pool w/ Caretaker system ? Help

    Hi Tony, bumping this thread for you.

    Sounds to me like you have a DE filter.

    The best thing you can do right now is take and post lots of pics, pics of each piece of equipment and the various parts, so that we can help you identify everything. Upload them to and copy and paste the IMG code to each picture, paste them here on your thread and the pics will appear. Then we can help you figure things out.

    Sorry about your loss. But brighter days ahead for you I hope - especially if we can help you get this up and running.
    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

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    Re: How to open IG pool w/ Caretaker system ? Help

    I have the pool up and running, but do have questions about the positioning on one of the valves.
    When I return from work today I'll upload pictures of whats going on and where I stand.

    Thank You !

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'

    Re: How to open IG pool w/ Caretaker system ? Help

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Pics would be worth more than 1000 words and we'll all help you figure out your system
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

    POOL SCHOOL, TF Testkits, Jason's Pool Calculator, CYA vs. cl chart, (Just a few DARNED handy links!)

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