Heck, the sun is out, our winter traveling is done, let's open this thing. Too nice not to look at. This is our 2nd pool, 22k ig vl. The pool was finished late spring, had a great summer, and the pb closed it as part of the deal. Called him up last week to come and open. He said peel back the loop-loc a bit and start filling back up close to the skimmers. He would come first of the week.
I've been a long time forum user. First at Ben's and now here @TFP. I used BBB for a long time too. I figured what the heck, maybe i can open this thing. Got the box out with the plugs, return eyes, baskets and played " let's see, this goes here and that goes there......yep, let's give her a try.
Pretty dang easy! filled up to 1/2 skimmer, put in the sand filter plug, put in the polaris plug, put it the pump plugs, (all taped), lubed the o ring on the pump lid and filled the pump with the hose and put the lid on. removed the return caps ( in the pool) and installed the eyes. removed the gizmos from the skimmers, put the baskets in and ready. left the skimmers valves closed, and opened the main drain.
Turned on the main power to the pump and watched the pressure gauge to make sure i did not leave anything blocked. Took a couple of minutes to prime. I put the multiport to waste at first to purge "line funk" and then to filter. Getting the skimmers open without losing prime is an art. one at a time and just cracking the valve open and closed multiple times got them going. Getting the skimmers on line took about 15-20 minutes. Too fast with the valve and the pump would lose prime from the air in the line.
Done! No leaks and no air. Water was still pretty clear. Fixed the pH with a little borax. Brought the TA up with arm and hammer BS. Shocked with bleach. poly 60 in am. Jack's purple stuff tomorrow too, as i fill with well water. CYA ok too. Calling pb monday and telling him thanks, but no thanks.
I would appreciate any thoughts or ideas. Gonna close myself too!!