We usually have the local pool guys come out and open our pool, but this year we've decided we'll save the money and do this ourselves.
We have few trees around and did not use a cover. There's a few leftover leaves in the deep end, but other than a bit of algae on the liner, we look pretty good.
I did have a pool company winterize and it looks as though they drained the pump, booster pump and sand filter. The plugs are all there in the pump basket and the sand filter valve(Tagelus) is set at 'Winterize". They did not remove any jets as far as I can tell.
If I understand what I've seen from some of the "how to" videos - I can get started with the following steps:
- Remove the Gizmo from the skimmer
- Re-install the drain plugs in the pumps and filter(treat the O rings if needed)
- Set the filter valve to FILTER
- Prime and start up the pump
Then it's a few days of SLAM, cleaning, water conditioning and we're good to go.
Did I miss anything?