Hello! Been a member for about a year now and just want to thank everyone for all the great information this site has.
This may possibly be my first attempt at opening my pool this year. I don't mind paying someone like I did last year but I would at least like to give it a shot. I have been going over the manual for my Sta-Rite High Rate Sand Filter and I am trying to find information about whether the filter needs to be full of water before initial start up, or if pump will just fill up filter once primed and going. I do not want to break anything inside the filter because there was not enough water in it to run. I wouldn't imagine having to fill it up with water each year you start it back up after winter, but I wold like to make sure.
Edit* One other thing I wanted to mention. I was meaning to change my sand last year and didn't get to it, but I want to this year for sure. I am thinking I want to put the new sand in once I have my pool cleaned (it looks like a swamp right now) vs using the new sand to filter the swamp. What are your thoughts?