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    Opening Question

    Last year we installed our AGP and so this is our first opening. I have a question... The weather here (St. Louis area) has been wonky. Last week we were under frost advisories at night. Now it's in the 80s-90s and staying there. I shocked the pool at closing and it's been covered all winter... my question is this...

    If I wait a week to open, am I going to open to a green mess or am I OK if I keep the cover on another week. I intend to uncover, treat, and get pump running in all the same day.... I am just afraid these hot temps are going to create an issue. I have to take my daughter camping this weekend and won't be here to help hubby open it so we're looking at the weekend of the 25th unless we have to make time to do it sooner.

    Is it even worth it to pull some water from the skimmer area and test it to see what the current parameters are? I was afraid it wouldn't be very accurate since there is no circulation. Thanks!!
    Vogue Vectra 30' Round (21,200 gallons), Waterway 2HP 2-speed, 27" sand filter - TF100 -- Southern IL - Install 06/2012
    Last minute upgrade from 27' due to error in dealer inventory *yikes*

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    Re: Opening Question

    Anyone??
    Vogue Vectra 30' Round (21,200 gallons), Waterway 2HP 2-speed, 27" sand filter - TF100 -- Southern IL - Install 06/2012
    Last minute upgrade from 27' due to error in dealer inventory *yikes*

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    Re: Opening Question

    I would guess that a week won't make a difference, but you already know the earlier the better.

    You could try my strategy....hook up plumbing and get it circulating to prevent the monster, but wait a week or two or three to take the cover off and really clean it for swimming.
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    Re: Opening Question

    A week won't matter, if you shocked it properly and covered it will be fine, algae need light to grow.
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