I read the very helpful sticky about starting up, but I'm afraid my pool may not quite be ready to proceed. Especially since it says to keep the pump running. Couple of issues:
1) It's got lots (LOTS) of silty material - must this all be removed before running the pump?
2) When the pool was almost started up about a year ago, the pump would run for a while and then lose pressure. Is that reason to just replace it?
3) I would like to have new water, but I'm told that if I drain the pool, it can pop out of the ground. Is that true?
The pool is completely green and I think frogs have been breeding in it and it's occurred to me that they have no way of hopping out after, so imagine the worst possible situation. It was never covered and shut down.