So our pool should be set up and filled by late next week. I have been practicing the tfp method on my hot tub so I think I have upcoming chemical stuff under control (mentally at least)
The pool came with a large sand filter. Not sure on capacity but it's nearly three feet tall and weighs a ton!! It has a multiport valve on top. ( bought used so that's why my details are sketchy).
Questions: 1. It has been laid over on its side for transport ( not me but careless hubby) so, can it simply be stood up and expected to function?
2: I read a short sentence somewhere on pool school about slowly adding water before attaching it to plumbing and turning on. I don't understand this? How much water? Do I remove multiport and fill filter?
3: I should deep clean sand as explained in the sticky I read... Right? ( I suppose this question should have come before number two.) Also... Please tell me I don't need new sand. Its heavy and I'm doing all this work myself!
P.s. I wasn't sure if this thread belonged here or in pool equipment. Hope this is right.