My 1st opening

ccharleb

Member
Aug 12, 2016
16
Montreal/Canada
Hello!

Pool owner since 2014, but my 1st time doing the opening due to COVID-19. Usually, the company doing the opening will empty it all, acid wash, refill with tap-water and start all the equipment.
This time, no emptying, no acid wash.
I was a bit nervous to plug everything together, removed all plugs from winterization, prime pumps...
Also, it was my 1st SLAM. I really thought it would go on forever, but after 16 days, SLAM was over. OCLT passed successfully the next morning!

Here are a few pictures.

2020-04-24 (Day 1): so green!!
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2020-04-28 (Day 4): much better, will be done in 1 or 2 days? NOT!!!
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2020-05-08 (Day 15): Snow?%@&*!!!
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2020-05-09 (Day 16): Well, ready for OCLT!
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2020-05-10: OCLT success!

Christian
 

eldender

Silver Supporter
Jun 27, 2018
81
Canada
Looks great! I notice you have a gunite pool and are in montreal, that's rare with our freezing winters! You've never had any issues?
 

ccharleb

Member
Aug 12, 2016
16
Montreal/Canada
Looks great! I notice you have a gunite pool and are in montreal, that's rare with our freezing winters! You've never had any issues?
No issues yet except for the rubber paint that will usually last only 1 summer.... Might change it next year to an epoxy paint... need to find a good contractor, not easy!

Christian