I think I am going to open the pool next weekend. The last time I looked under the cover before the ice set in the water was crystal clear. I probably need to add a thousand gallons to the pool. I had tried one of the skimmer covers so as not to have to drain it down but when ice set in the thing kept leaking so I drained below the skimmer anyways. Oh well I won't try that again.
Is there anything in particular I should look out for during the opening?
Should I bother testing the water before I refill it or just do it after?
I need to replace the eyeball insert for the return totally screwed that up removing it when I closed the pool in the fall. I am also thinking of hard plumbing the lines this season.