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Thread: testing water before opening

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    testing water before opening

    I've taken the winter cover off and put on my solar cover but have not started my pump because average low temps are -2 degrees. Is there any reason to test water before pump\filter are on? Should I try to adjust chlorine levels without circulation or should I just wait the few weeks? Is there any advantage to opening the pool early? I live in Barrie Ontario.
    This will be my second opening.
    Thanks, Brian

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    Lynchburg VA

    Re: testing water before opening

    I don't see any reason to test for anything if the average temp is that low. I don't even look at my pool until the water gets close to 50 degrees.
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    Re: testing water before opening

    I do not think there is much value to testing the water if it is not being circulated.

    Being on the other side of the continent ... I do not close/open pools so I have not help for you there.
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    Sep 2010
    Noblesville, IN

    Re: testing water before opening

    I just opened the other day with water temps in the high 50s. I cleaned all the debris from the pool, turned on the pump and let it circulate overnight before testing.
    16 x 32 15300 gal. IG Vinyl Jandy pump, Jandy sand filter, Paramount circulation system, Automatic pool cover.

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