I'm in the middle of a major landscaping project, and this warm weather has been pushing urgently at me to get the pool open, but I just got around to it Tuesday evening.
I didn't put the eyeballs in, install the ladder, diving board or the handrail, and I haven't folded the safety cover yet, but the pool went from winterized to operational at shock level in 21 minutes. The rest of it I can do at my convenience.
Thanks to my local Walmart for carrying trichlor shock this year, which makes start-up easier. 10lbs of trichlor shock let me maintain my shock level for two days while adding 32ppm of the stabilizer I need. For years, our local store only carried cal-hypo.